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07/01/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Faison

William Vergil Faison, Jr.
(11 Nov 1941 - 29 June 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have received even more sad news today.  Bill Faison, Class of 1960, passed away at the Riverside Health and Rehab Center in Newport News on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 77.

From the Daily Press - 07/01/19:

                     William Faison
      DANVILLE - W.V. "Bill" Faison, Jr. 77, of Ringgold, Va. passed away on June 29, 2019 at Riverside Health and Rehab Center.

Born and raised in Newport News, Va. on November 11, 1941, to the the late Janie Jones Faison and the late William Vergil Faison, Sr., Mr. Faison was married to his wife Kitty Norfleet Faison of 55 years, who survives.

Mr. Faison was a graduate of Newport News High School and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist. He launched a career in the mechanics of vending, which he followed until he retired. He then enjoyed working part time at Lowe's until his decline in health.

He lived his life in services to God, and to all whom he meet on his journey through life.

Bill Faison

In addition to his wife, Mr. Faison is survived by a daughter, Sherry Waid (Michael) of Winston Salem, NC. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Brandon James Waid and Kyle Andrew Waid, and Mr. Faison is predeceased by a son, Randall Brian Faison.

A visitation will be held Monday, July 1, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30pm at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. Mount Hermon Chapel.

Heartfelt gratitude to the West End Staff at Riverside Health and Rehab for their kind care to Mr. Faison.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Faison family.

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Published in the Daily Press on July 1, 2019.

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June 29, 2019, 9:04 PM CST

Reminding those whom you support that your thoughts are with them.

~ Mary Ellen, Barry, Gene, and families

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Bill's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  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

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)

Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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