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07/19/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Linda Prevatte Williams

Linda Kaye Prevatte Williams
(d. 17 July 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 1970

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  Linda Prevatte Williams, Class of 1970, passed away in Gloucester on Friday, July 17, 2009 at the age of 57.  Her siblings include Miriam Prevatte Kirby of VA, Faye Prevatte Rose ('68) of VA, Gilda Prevatte Williams of VA, and Kathy Prevatte Sauls of NC, and the late Luther Homer Prevatte and     the late Vicki Prevatte Fulmore, Class of 1963.

From the Daily Press - 07/19/09:


GLOUCESTER - Linda P. Williams, 57 passed away on Friday, July 17, 2009.

She was a native of Bladen County, N.C., and was retired from Siemens Automotive with more than 30 years of service. Linda was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Gloucester.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Vicki Lou Fulmore; and a brother, Luther Homer Prevatte.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of more than 29 years, Ivan C. Williams; a daughter, Alicia Rose Gilbert and husband Jeremiah III of Gloucester; four sisters, Miriam Kirby and husband, John of Carrollton, Patricia Faye Rose of Ivor, Gilda Ann Williams of Newport News, and Mary Katherine Sauls and husband, Richard Irvin of Stantonsburg, N.C.; two grandchildren, Clifford Slade Stroinski and Crystal Rose Gilbert.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 19, 2009, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, July 20, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Ebenezer Baptist Church, located at 10487 Harcum Road, Gloucester, VA 23061. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
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Published in the Daily Press from 7/19/2009 - 7/20/2009.


July 19, 2009

Dear Ivan and Family,
Richard and I would like to express our sorrow in your loss. We were so sad to hear this sad news. Linda was such a special person and we were honored to have known her. We spent many happy times together.
Richard is sick and we will be unable to come at this time. For this I am so sorry.
Ivan, we will try to get to see you at another time.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We have both been in your place and know how sad it is to have to part with someone you love so much and someone that loved you.
Try hard to remember a happy time with Linda that brings a smile to your face.
Diane & Richard Franks

~ Diane Franks, Portsmouth, Virginia

July 19, 2009

Ivan, we are saddened by your loss. May you draw strength from the Lord and Linda's wonderful memory and her faith!
Love and prayers,

~ Glen and Frances Eads, Gloucester, Virginia

July 19, 2009

Dear Williams Family and Friends,
You are in our prayers and thoughts. May Our God give you comfort at this time of loss. Matthew 5:4 says, "Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted." May His loving arms surround you and give you peace. God bless each of you as we continue to lift you up in prayer. When Mom and I would come to visit our Ebenezer Family, Linda would always greet us with a smile and a hug. We will miss Linda and her kindness.
Prayer, Grace and Peace
~ Mildred & Janet Lockstampfor, Newport News, Virginia
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July 19, 2009

Dear Miriam,

My thoughts and prayers are with you may you find comfort in family and friends.

~ Pat Chatman, Hampton, Virginia

July 20, 2009

Dear Alicia,

I can't find the words to say how sorry I am to hear about Linda. I've been where You're at and I know the pain you're feeling. If you need anything, let me know.
~ Erik, Suffolk, Virginia

July 20, 2009



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Linda's family and friends.

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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
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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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