lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

05/27/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Jimmy Workman

James Ronald Workman
(12 May 1943 - 23 May 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have more sad news today.  Jimmy Workman, Best All-Around Boy in the Class of 1961, brother of Robert Workman ('57), passed away in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, May 23, 2019 eleven days after his 76th birthday. 

From Karrin Williams Frankie (NNHS / Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 05/27/19, 11;11 AM - "  NNHS '61~~Jimmy Workman":

Carol... James Workman (Jim), Newport News Class of Ď61, passed away May 23 in North Carolina... Thanks.
   Oh, no! Thank you so much for passing this sad news along to me, Karrin. I never knew Jimmy, but remember him from school quite clearly.

From Clements Funeral Services - 05/26/19:

    James Ronald Workman


    RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - James Ronald Workman, 76, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. He was born in Warwick Co., VA to the late Robert Franklin Workman and Dorothy Estelle Crews Workman.

Mr. Workman is a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired manager from Piedmont Plastics.

Mr. Workman is survived by his wife, Lu Anne Workman; son, Michael Workman; daughter, Sarah Workman; step-daughter, Amanda Ridge and husband Ryan; brother, Robert Workman Jr. and wife Dorothy; and grandson, Owen Ridge.
Jimmy Workman
  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Transitions Lifecare Hospice: 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to 

Published in Clements Funeral Services on May
23, 2019.  
View Funeral Home Guest Book

May 23, 2019, 2:08 PM 

Lu Anne, I am so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My sincerest condolences to you and the family during this time of grief and the days that lie ahead. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Kim Hudson Foreman

May 24, 2019, 10:00 AM 

~ Unsigned

May 24, 2019, 1:40 PM   


May 24, 2019, 1:43 PM 

Lu Anne, Frank and I are so sorry to hear of Jimís passing. He was a good man! We regret that we cannot be there with you. It has been a rough year for you, and we want you to know that you are in our prayers for Godís continuous support and comfort. Lovingly, Janice

~ Janice Spears

May 27, 2019, 7:14 AM  


June 02, 2019, 9:13 PM    

Jimmy Workman and I were very good friends in late grammar school and early high school. The Workman family lived next door to us on Sycamore Avenue until Jimmy's senior year of high school when they moved to Glendale. I graduated high school a year ahead of him. Everyone liked Jimmy and I have good memories of this guy. I remember when I went with his family to Buckroe Beach Amusement Park and we stopped at Bill's Barbeque on the way. Good people. I spoke with Jimmy probably a little over a year ago, when he called to thank me for a picture I took of him in front of his family's new 1957 Chevrolet. I had the picture enlarged and mailed it to him. My condolences to his entire family. Fred Mays of Newport News, VA

June 07, 2019  

Harry and I dearly loved Jimmy, he was the sweetest and kindest man we've ever known. You are all in our prayers. - See more at:


June 07, 2019  



June 07, 2019    



June 07, 2019   



June 07, 2019  



June 07, 2019  


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jimmy'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

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of Ė 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2019

Return to NNHS Class of 1965