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06/17/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Susan Whitt Vest

Susan Marie Whitt Vest
(17 May 1948 - 16 June 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1966

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   As we mentioned earlier, we have even more sad news today.     Susan Whitt Vest, Class of 1966, wife of Eddie Vest ('68) of VA, sister of Sheila Whitt Beehler of FL and Carol Whitt of VA, and sister-in-law of       Buster Vest ('63) of VA and   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA, passed away in Hampton on Wednesday morning, June 16, 2010 at the age of 62.


      From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 06/16/10, 8:49 AM - "   Susan Whitt Vest":

Susan Whitt Vest, class of '66, passed away at 2:30 am this morning. No details are available at this time.

   Oh, Buster, I'm so sorry to learn this!  Please accept my sincerest sympathies.


 From the Daily Press - 06/17/10: 

                 Susan Whitt Vest

 

 

 

HAMPTON - Susan Marie Whitt Vest, 62, a native of Wise County, Va., and 47 year resident of the Peninsula, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, June 16, 2010.

She worked for C&P Telephone for 15 years and was self-employed for 25 years. She was a member of Northside Christian Church for 38 years; where she taught adult and children's Sunday School and facilitated a women's Bible Study.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, William T. and Lillian Bishop Whitt.

 

 
 

 

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 41 years, Eddie H. Vest; her daughter, Amanda K. Vest; two sisters, Sheila Whitt Beehler and her husband, Bruce of Florida and Carol Whitt of Hampton.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.

A celebration of Susan's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Northside Christian Church, 1300 E. George Washington Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23693. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northside Christian Church's Journey Forward.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com
to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn Wood Funeral Home, 2552 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


Published in the Daily Press from  June 17 to June 18, 2010.


June 17, 2010
 
Susan will be missed greatly by all who knew her. She was always a sweet kind hearted person who seemed to look for the best in people. Even in her declining health she stayed positive and true to her faith. Thank you, Susan, for making this world a better place while you shared it with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eddie and Amanda and all your family.
Sammy Bridgman
 
~ Sammy Bridgman, Newport News, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

Dear Eddie & Amanda,
Susan leaves such great memories with everyone she came in contact. What an inspiration she is to live our lives as.
 
~  Barbara Karp, Wilmington, North Carolina
 

June 17, 2010
 

Eddie, Amanda & family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences in losing Susan. I will miss her a lot . She was very instrumental in my walk with the Lord and as my friend. I will also miss our bantering. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

Sincerely,

~ Barry E. Golembiewski, Reinholds, Pennsylvania

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June 17, 2010
 

  Dear Eddie and Amanda:
Words are not enough to express our sympathy with the loss of our dear Susan. I will never forget her smile and wonderful sense of humor. We shared a lot of laughs. But heaven was a better place yesterday when she arrived. Our prayers are with you in next few days and months. Susan will surely be missed. Blessings and love, Penney and Billy
 
~ Penney & Billy Martin, Poquoson, Virginia 
 

June 17, 2010
 

Dear Amada and Family,

Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. When I think of an example of a Godly woman whose life exemplified the Glory of the Cross my mind flies to your Mom. She walked in faith right up until the bitter end. I will keep you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers for the days, weeks, and months to come. I love you and will be here for whatever you need.
 
~ Jillian Manning, Newport News, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

Dear Sheila:

Our hearts and prayers are with you here at Fairway. May the Lord comfort you and your family during your time of loss. I'm sure this has been a difficult time for all of you. I am praying that the Lord will fill the empty feeling in your hearts with fond memories of the past, loving expressions of kindness from friends and loved ones, and most of all, with God's abiding Word and His all-surpassing love. We love you, Mark & Ann Fessler
 
~ Mark Fessler, The Villages, Florida
 

June 17, 2010 
 

Sheila, We grieve with you yet rejoice in Susan's homecoming. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
~ Ann Fessler
 

June 17, 2010
 

Eddie, Amanda and all of Susan's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Susan was always so kind and upbeat in face of all she faced. You are in my thought and prayers
 
~ Mac McGehee, Smithfield, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

Sheila, Bruce and family: We were so sorry to hear about your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Charlie and Carol Covey
 
~ Charlie and Carol Covey, The Villages, Florida
 

June 17, 2010
 

  I will always remember Susan as a wonderful cousin and, more importantly as a precious, dear friend. She loved people and I enjoyed being with her because she had a way of making you feel accepted and loved. She could cut up with the best of them and her laughter was a contagious healing balm. Love you "Cuzzin Tootie." Tim Whitt
 
~ Tim Whitt, Hampton, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

  Dear Eddie, Amanda, Sheila and Carol,
Susan was my friend for 53 years and I don't know of a single person who's life she touched that was not blessed for having known her. Susan didn't do anything halfway....wife, mother, sister and friend but most of all Christian, she was a true inspiration to us all. Her rewards in Heaven will be many. Susan has left so many happy, funny memories to help us through this time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and ease the pain in your hearts.
 
~ Joyce (Lawrence) Cahoon, Highland Springs, Virginia
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June 17, 2010
 

  Eddie and Amanda,
So sorry to hear of Susan's passing. I remember the days when I drove the ol' VW Beetle in Northside's parking lot. You (Eddie), Susan and I laughed so hard and to this day when I see a VW beetle, it brings back those memories. Susan had such a love for people and life; what an AMAZING lady. I feel so blessed to have known her.
Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Love you guys so much!
 
~ Cindy Curfman-Robinson, Newport News, Virginia
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June 17, 2010
 

Dear Eddie and Amanda

It has been my blessing to have known Susan and you all for many years. I cannot remember ever seeing her without her smile. May you know our Lord's abundant comfort and peace in this time of your great loss. We're pressing ahead for that grand reunion.
 
~ Esther Kennedy, Hampton, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

  Dear Eddie & Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss, Susie was a wonderful person I enjoyed talking with her, she had a great sense of humor and a kind, gentle heart. So will be missed by all of us that knew her and loved her. Take comfort in knowing she has gone home and has had the ultimate healing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
~ Connie Clement, Yorktown, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

What more can I say that hasn't been already? I'm at a loss for words. I have fond memories of Susan, especially growing up. Even though I was a horrible terror of a child she was always nice to me. And in the end she remained filled with light even in fading health. Nothing is permanent though, including pain and sorrow. She'll be missed.
 
~ Alex Pierce, Hampton, Virginia
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June 17, 2010
 

Dear Eddie, Amanda, Sheila & Carol,

Words cannot even begin to describe how sad I am that I can no longer call my precious cousin, "Susita" on the phone and visit with her. My prayer is that God will give you grace and more grace to deal with your grief. She will surely be missed. I loved her so much, and I love you all.
 
~ Bridget (Whitt) Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas
 

June 17, 2010
 

  Sheila, Bruce and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Sheila I know that you have so many happy memories of your sister and I hope this will sustain you in this time of grief and in the months and years ahead. We miss you and pray for a safe trip home. Love you, Linda and Jim Isom
 
~ Linda and Jim Isom
 

June 17, 2010
 

  Graceful fingers and wispy hair,
A prayer so soft you almost couldn't hear.

But when she wanted, she had a voice loud and strong,
That would sing the most beautiful songs.

They gave her some time but she took eleven years,
And shocked all her peers.

But she wasn't shocked not one little bit,
And her prayer always was,

Till that minute, that time, that very last day,
God's will be done, His way.

AUNT SUSAN, YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!!
 

~ Allison Hagerman-West, Hampton, Virginia  
 

June 17, 2010
 

Dear Eddie and Amanda, we are so very sorry for your loss. Susan was a wonderful, Godly woman. Please know that we will keep you and your family in our prayers.
 
~ Rich and Janet Biege, Yorktown, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

Eddie & Amanda our hearts break for your loss and we pray you feel the arms of the Lord around you. Susan was our life-long friend. We look back with such fondness on all the memories we share together and look forward to rejoicing with her in heaven. May the Lord give you peace.
 
~ Marilyn & Dennis Baines, Yorktown, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

Dear Eddie & Amanda,
So sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She was truly a beautiful Christian woman. Her smile and sense of humor were so contagious. We always enjoyed being with her. She will be missed by all who knew her, but we do know where she is and we await to be with her. You are in our prayers for strength and comfort at this time.
Love,
Taylor & Micheal Jefferson, Venice, FL
 
~ Taylor Jefferson, Venice, Florida
 

June 17, 2010
 

Eddie,
God bless you and our sincere condolences on your loss. We are praying for you and that God will fill the void with His everlasting presence.
Love and prayers,
Ken & Linda Davidson
 
~ Ken & Linda Davidson
 

June 17, 2010
 

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
 
~ Amelia Lebron, Newport News, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

Dear Mr. Eddie and Ms. Amanda, I am so very sorry to hear about Mrs. Susan's passing. She was the sweetest lady. Whenever I saw her, she was smiling. I will miss hearing the stories about the bird you guys had as a pet once and seeing her at church. My prayers are with you and your family.
 
~ Cassidy Crowder, Newport News, Virginia
 

June 17, 2010
 

Dear Eddie and Amanda, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Susan. We are grateful for the years she took care of Brent (our grandson) and also our son, Gene Brent. She was a kind and loving woman. She fought a long battle with grace and now she is in the arms of the Lord. You are in our prayers. God Bless, Barbara & Butch Hogge
 
~ Barbara/Butch Hogge, Newport News, Virginia
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June 17, 2010
 

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you Eddie, Amanda, Sheila and Carol. I love you my cousins and hurt for your loss. She will be missed, but not forgotten. I will always remember her smile and laugh, and how I use to get Sheila and Susan mixed up when I was little. I know she is at peace and in no more pain. She is with our savior. Love and prayers.
 
~ Sharon Wesley & family, Little Rock, Arkansas
 

June 17, 2010
 

My condolences to Susan's family.
 
~ Faye Merritt Houk, Hampton, Virginia
 

June 18, 2010
 

Sheila, Sorry to hear about Susan, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember the times when we all went to Shoney's in your dad's "big car". Also all the good times at Grace Baptist Church.
 
~ Wanda (Buck) Robertson, Las Cruces, New Mexico
 

June 18, 2010
 

  Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you, Eddie. May your memories bring you comfort.
 
~ Tim & Susan Pope, Norfolk, Virginia
 

June 18, 2010
 

Eddie and Amanda, I am sorry to hear about Susan. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We're praying for the Lord's comfort and strength.
 
~ Chris and Theresa Haskins, Newport News, Virginia
 

June 18, 2010
 

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I will always remember visiting Etta & Irving, Susan would be there with a smile and full of laughter. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many people.
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
 
~ Thelma Baker, El Centro, California
 

June 18, 2010
 

Dear Eddie and Amanda,
I give you my deepest condolences in your loss of Susan. We will all miss her lovely presence and smile. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
~ Nancy Fulghum, Hampton, Virginia
 

June 18, 2010
 

  Dear Eddie, Amanda and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Susan was the absolute kindest and most Christian woman I have ever been blessed to know. She knew the answers to life's little problems and was ever ready to lend a hand. She graced us all with her clever wit. A beautiful wife, mother, sister, neighbor and friend, she will sorely be missed. Just as Susan has lovingly kept a candle burning in her window - all who knew her smile, her laughter, kindness and optimism, will be blessed with the bright light of her memory that will soothe the aching heart. God bless and keep you in the comfort of His Arms.
 
~ J.B. & Gena White and family, Hampton, Virginia
 

June 18, 2010
 

Our love and prayers are with you and Amanda.
 
~ Lloyd Craig Family  
 

June 18, 2010
 

Dear Eddie, Amanda, Sheila & Carol,
I loved Susan as my own "Sissy". We had 45 wonderful years together as sisters of the heart and sisters in Christ. Even though I know we will all miss her, I also know that she is with Jesus, her parents, Little Sue, Mrs. Hamilton, and many more people that she has loved over the years. She is saving a place for us and we will all rejoice with her again soon. I pray that God will give you grace and mercy to get through the difficult days ahead. And always remember that I love you and will be here to help with whatever.
 
~ Dot Sanders, Yorktown, Virginia
 

June 18, 2010
 

Dear Eddie & Amanda,

Please know that you are being surrounded by prayers during this season in your lives. I am so glad to have met Susan, and was touched by her great love and faith in the Lord. I will never forget her leading us in "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" during our prayer time together. The Lord will strengthen and bless you even now, as you walk this road together.
In our hearts and prayers,

Howard and Chris Woody
 
~ Howard Woody, Yorktown, Virginia
 

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Susan's family and their friends.


   This information is also posted here:

http://nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://nnhs65.com/memoriam66.html


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/17/10, 3:47 PM - "Thank You":
 
Carol,
 
Carol,
Thank you for your personal note of condolence.  I knew it would not be long but that doesn't diminish the pain of losing Suzie.  Her obituary said she had been a resident of the peninsula for 47 years.  I met Suzie, Sheila and Carol, for the first time on the corner of 23rd and Chestnut Avenue in 1957.  I know I'm getting older, but for me that is 53 years. See....you're not the only one who has an occasional booboo.  You have chosen a hard job to do in passing on such sad news of what seems an increasingly large number of old friends.  Thank you for all you do for us, we're so lucky to have you.....

 

 Joyce Cahoon
 
 
   Thank you so much, Joyce.   Again, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dead friend.


From Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA - 06/30/10, 7:16 AM - "   Susan Whitt Vest":

I was reading about Susan and you have her listed as the Class of 1967.

She graduated with my husband, her cousin, Tim Whitt from the class of 1966.

Her  picture is in the 1966 Anchor also. 

Katherine L.  Whitt

   Oh.  OHHHH.  Well, that certainly answers many questions for me!  Thank you so very much, Kathy!

   I've corrected all the errors I could find, scanned Susan's senior portrait, and of course - switched her from the In Memoriam Page for the Class of 1967 to her own actual class.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe


Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.


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