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05/14/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Loretta Morris Langston

Loretta Darlene Morris Langston
(d. 10 May 2016)

 Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is more sad news this Saturday.    Loretta Morris Langston, Class of 1954, passed away at home in Newport News on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the age of 80.

   She was the sister of Patricia Morris Kersey and of the late Mike Morris (@ '49) (20 Aug 1932 - 05 Aug 2014).

 From the Daily Press - 05/14/16:

             Loretta Morris Langston


NEWPORT NEWS - Loretta Morris Langston, 80, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home.

She was a native of Dunn, North Carolina and a resident of Newport News. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1954.

She was a secretary for Newport News Public School System and retired after 35 years. After retirement, Loretta enjoyed painting, music, and visiting her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dalton Parker Morris and Ann Vellon Morris; and her brother, Francis Michael Morris.   



Survivors include her sister, Patricia Ann Kersey; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Grella (Bobby Seward) of Newport News, Martha Lee Munson of Missouri; four grandchildren, Melissa Ann Munson of Missouri, Matthew D. Munson (Melissa Danielle Munson) of N.J., Marshall H. Munson of Missouri, Mitchell S. Munson of Missouri; one great-grandchild, Finn Lucas Munson; and her nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Peninsula Funeral Home on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on May 14, 2016.
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My heartfelt sympathy to Cindy, Martha, and all the family. Loretta was such a happy loyal friend. What a great role model she was for her family.

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Loretta's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

 Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309



Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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