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07/14/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Becky May

Mary Elizabeth May
(d. 30 June 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  
   Incredibly, we have still more sad news this Monday evening. 
   Becky May, Class of 1964, passed away in Newport News on Monday, June 30, 2008 at the age of 60.

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/14/08, 4:53 PM - "Passing of a classmate":

Hi Dave,
Last week, I read a small blip in the obit section of the Daily Press for one of our former class mates. In school she went by 
 Becky May but now I cannot locate it. She was 60 and had worked at Barclay Jewelry and Store Room Furniture as office manager. I had a friend who also worked at Barclay when it was downtown, and I also worked there at Christmas several years during school along with Bobby Houston. Becky came on full time and remained until the Warwick store closed. To my knowledge, she never married and still lived in her family home in the Briarfield area. Did you happen to see this?

Cousin Linda

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/14/08, 5:51 PM - "RE: Passing of a classmate":


I think it was a free death notice, not a paid obit, which is why I could not find it by a DP search. I had to resort to one of my "double secret" search engines.

For Carol: Becky was Linda's and my 1964 classmate


   Oh, how sad!  Yes, I remember Becky.  Thank you so much for letting us know, David - and Linda! 

From the Daily Press - 07/13/08:   


NEWPORT NEWS - Mary E. ' Becky ' May, 60, went to be with the Lord June 30, 2008, in a local hospital. Born in Newport News, she was the daughter of the late Sarah and Ben May. She had worked for Barkley and Sons Jewelry Store and retired in February from Room Store Furniture as office manager. The funeral was private.

Edition: Final
Section: Obituaries
Page: A8
Record Number: 0807110022
Copyright 2008 Daily Press (Newport News, VA)

Published in the Daily Press on 7/11/2008.

Becky May

     Our deepest sympathies are extended to Becky's family and friends.

   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
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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