06/26/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Kathy McCallum Lackey

Kathryn Ann McCallum Lackey
(d. 23 June 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news this morning.    Kathy McCallum Lackey of the Class of 1964, has passed away in Hampton at the age of 60.

From the Daily Press - 06/26/07:  

   Kathryn Ann McCallum Lackey

HAMPTON - Kathryn Ann McCallum Lackey, 60, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born to Duncan Eldon and Olive McDonald McCallum of Scottish decent in Pinehurst, N.C. She was a resident of the Peninsula since 1962. Kathryn retired from Bell Atlantic and Verizon after 40 years of service. In 1964, she graduated from Newport News High School. She was a member of West Hampton Baptist Church and the Ya Ya Mammas Chapter of the Red Hat Society. Her memory is left to be cherished by her loving husband of 35 years, Billy J. Lackey and two sons, William J. Lackey and Michael J. Lackey. She is also survived by one brother, Jack E. McCallum (Vicki) of Newport News; three sisters, Nancy McCallum of Pennsylvania, Peggy Arnold (Jerry) of Carrollton and Kitsy M. Miller (Glenn) of Isle of Wight County; three nephews, Brian McCallum of Newport News, Christopher McCallum of Virginia Beach and Eric Arnold of Yorktown; one niece, Kristy Thompson of Pennsylvania; two great-nephews; one great-niece; one maternal aunt, Bessie M. Beck of North Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Mooney (Raymond) of Phoenix, Ariz. and Jean Day, (Bobby) of Hampton and three brothers-in-law, William T. Lackey (Ollie) of Pleasant Gardens, N.C., Larry Lackey of Hampton and Gary Lackey (Margaret) of Linthicum Heights, Md. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at West Hampton Baptist Church followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., officiated by Rev. Danny Owens. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to West Hampton Baptist Church 631 Aberdeen Road, Hampton, VA 23661, or Personal Touch Home Care and Hospice 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Suite 203, Newport News, VA 23601. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press from 6/25/2007 - 6/26/2007. 
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Kathy McCallum
Fall of 1963
Kathy had a gentle soul and was a very loving person. It is with great saddest that she is gone from us, but there is comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord God and our savior, Jesus Christ. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
William & Ollie Lackey (Pleasant Garden, NC) - June 25, 2007
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Kathy was a great woman with a gentle soul. She was very kind to my children (her great niece and great nephew) and to me. Kathy was a kind and very thoughtful person. She will be missed by all that knew her....God Bless You Kathy!
Theresa Lackey (York County, VA) - June 25, 2007
I am acquainted with Kathryn only through her soft voice on the telephone during numerous conversations with her son, Billy, and by his accounts of her and the pictures and memories he has shared. Clearly, she was a loving mother and a gentle soul and my only regret is not to have met her personally. Her spirit, now free from suffering, is within us all. My deepest condolences to the family.
William Wagner (Kansas City, MO) - June 25, 2007 
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Billy, you and your family are in my prayers as you go through this time of bereavement. Kathryn was a kind and gentle soul who dearly loved her family. May the peace and love of God sustain you in the days ahead.
Nita White (Newport News) - June 25, 2007
Kathy was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. I worked with her for many years. She loved her family and her God. Stay strong Billy and Michael, she will always be with you. My Prayers are with you and your family
Debbie Ross (Hampton, VA) - June 26, 2007
Dear Billy and family. Kathy was a lovely person and those of us that worked with her those many years knew and appreciated her loving heart and many kindnesses. Thank GOD she is with Him at rest and at peace. In loving memory Judy Buchanan C&P and Bell Atlantic 1965 thru 1994
Judy Buchanan (Newport News, VA) - June 26, 2007
Peggy and all the family of Kathryn Lackey: I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing but am glad to know she is finally at rest and home with the Lord. I did not know her personally, but from all the comments, she sounded like she was such a beautiful person. Our prayers are with you all.
Debby and Gary Livingston (Newport News, VA) - June 26, 2007
I worked with Kathy at Bell Atlantic and I am so sorry for your loss. She was great fun. Ms. Green
Carole Green (Niantic, CT) - June 26, 2007
Kitsy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time....
Patricia ( Matthews) Sheene (Yorktown, VA) - June 26, 2007
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Kitsy-I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. Please e-mail me when you get a chance.
Jo Ann Stewart (Oakton, VA) - June 26, 2007
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Kathy was a extraordinary person she will be missed I had the pleasure of working with Kathy at Verizon and always enjoyed her positive spirit and smile.

May God bring peace to her family in this time of need

Les Williams
Lester Williams (Virginia Beach, VA) - June 26, 2007
Kathy was one of the sweetest, nicest girls I went to high school with & worked with at C & P. I'm so sorry for your great loss. She was a wonderful person.
Sheila Smith Moler (Middleburg, FL) - June 26, 2007
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To Kathy's Family--I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's death. I want all of you to know that you have my sincere sympathy. Janice McCain Rose (we used to be neighbors on Hampton Avenue)
Janice Rose (Chesapeake, VA) - June 26, 2007
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I knew Kathy by being a neighbor; our boys played together when they were much younger. I know a loss of a mother, a spouse, seems so sad, so empty to us that are left behind. OH, But is she singing with the Lord today, pain free, and now boys, looking down on you and still praying for you to keep safe, and she was and will be the best mother ever! Bill, our thoughts and love go out you also, Keep your head up; you have those two special sons to look after :) God will help you, may God Bless You all, Sherry Chavez
Sherry Chavez (Hampton, VA) - June 26, 2007
To Kathy's Family
A very good hearted and loving individual whom has been missed very much. Kathy never let her illness to get in her way; she still came to work with a smile on her face. I am glad I had the opportunity to sit and chat with at Verizon for a year of fun. She was always smiling and laughing, no matter what the customer was telling her. She has been missed very much and will be. And I know where she is she has those angels around her smiling and laughing, just as she had us. You will be in my prayers.
Beverly Lassiter (Newport News, VA) - June 26, 2007
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Bill, Billy, Michael and family, I have fond memories of days spent at Newport News High School, C&P Telephone/Bell Atlantic/Verizon with Kathy. Her friendship over the years is very special to me and I will never forget her sense of humor and heartwarming laugh. Family meant everything to Kathy and I know you miss her terribly. Each one of you is in my prayers. She touched the lives of many and I am blessed that one of them was me.
Vivian Starnes Calhoun (Yorktown, VA) - June 26, 2007
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Billy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so loving and supportive of everything you did. I still remember spending time with her when we all went to NY and getting dressed for SAI/PMA formals at your house. I know you will miss her a lot, but I truly believe she is in a better place. Listen to the song "Homesick" by Mercy Me when you get a chance. It has helped me put things in perspective when I have lost close family members. I love you and will do anything you need me to do to help your family.
Susie Wise (Williamsburg, VA) - June 26, 2007
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Billy and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. I knew Kathy as a family member and co-worker. I know she was a kind, warm and gentle soul. I pray God will bring you comfort during the difficult days ahead. Peace be with you.
Jackie Reed Tate (Hampton, VA) - June 27, 2007
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Kathy's family and friends.

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Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
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I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

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