06/20/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Virginia W. Meck

 Virginia W. Meck
(@1920 - 17 June 2006)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this morning.  Virginia Meck, mother of   Elizabeth Meck Barnard ('61),   John Meck ('65), Sheryl Meck Hall, Sharon Meck O'Neal,    Bill Meck ('70) and    Bobby Meck ('70), has passed away at the age of 86..

From the Daily Press - 06/20/06:

          Virginia W. Meck
NEWPORT NEWS - Virginia W. Meck, 86, died Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Riverside Convalescent Center. A native of Virginia, she had been a resident of Newport News for 80 years. She was a homemaker, a member of Newport News Baptist Church and a dear friend of Sharon Baptist Church. Mrs. Meck was a member of Newport News Extension Homemakers/Hagood Club for many years. Mrs. Meck was preceded in death by her loving husband, Major John H. Meck Sr., Retired of the Newport News Police Department. Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Barnard, and her husband, Dorsey Barnard Jr., Sheryl Hall, Sharon O'Neal, and her husband, Robert; three sons, John H. Meck Jr., and his wife, Cathy, William C. Meck, Robert E. Meck; one sister, Sarah Andrews of Sentara Nursing Complex, Hampton; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Thank you to all the staff of Riverside Convalescent-especially, Marissa, Shirley and Catherine. The staff with Hospice, Beulah, Marie, Sara, Mary and Gwen. All of you kept Mom comfortable with dignity and have our sincere gratitude. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. in the funeral home by Pastor Bill Gouge and Chaplain Carter Love. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press from 6/19/2006 - 6/20/2006.
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I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother, Virginia. May you all be blessed with many wonderful memories.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda (Leslie's Mum)
Linda Marks (Hanover, VA ) - June 19, 2006
We Love and Miss You so much but we take solace in the knowledge that you are now with your husband once again...
Rob & Leslie O'Neal (Mechanicsville, VA ) - June 19, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006

Audrey O Smith (Newport News, VA ) - June 20, 2006
It was a joy to see Mrs. Meck and her family everyday. My thoughts and condolences are with the family. Marissa
Marissa Martinez (Yorktown, VA) - June 21, 2006
Dear Elizabeth: Just learned about your mother's death. I had to stop by the funeral home the other day so sign the book since I will not be able to be there Wednesday. I email several Woodrow Wilson classmates & Vicki Walsh, so will notify them of your loss.
Karrin Williams Frankie (Newport News, VA) - June 21, 2006
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I was sad to learn of the passing of your mom. I have fond memories of being at your house as a child and recall your mom always being so kind. Eva Ellis Madagan
Eva Madagan (Wesley Chapel, FL) - June 22, 2006 
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to her entire family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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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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