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07/25/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Millie Jones Sutton

Mildred Jones Sutton
(d. 23 July 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1951

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We have sad news today.    Millie Jones Sutton, mother of Darrell Sutton, and herself a Newport News High School graduate of the Class of 1951, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010 in Newport News at the age of 77.

 From the Daily Press - 07/25/10:

          Mildred Jones Sutton

    NEWPORT NEWS - Mildred J. Sutton, 77, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010.

Mildred was a graduate of Newport News High School and former member of Newport News Woman's Club. She was a Lifetime Member of National PTA and was a former member and past Matron, with the Emera Chapter #31 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Board Member Emeritus of Peninsula Community Theatre, and was a former member of United Methodist Women and CUMC choir, and the Peninsula Amateur Radio Club.
Millie Jones Sutton
Millie was the costumed Millie the Clown and Wendy the Witch for many group occasions, and played Mrs. Claus for the NN Woman's Club Santa House. Aside from her family, her passion and love were for the theatre where she sang, danced and acted in many plays, musicals and variety shows and into the hearts of many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Farrell L. Sutton; mother, Helen Hamilton Jones; father, John William Jones; brothers, Robert Jones and Edward Jones; sister, Edith Jones Ellis.

She is survived by her son, Darrell Sutton and his wife, Kathryn Auby Sutton; three grandchildren, Holly D. Sutton, Robert J. Pipkin and Brandon O. Pipkin; great-grandchildren, Jayden Pipkin and Xzavier Pipkin; sister, Helen Wornom, and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Christ United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Clyde DeLoach, with burial to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 133 Deep Creek Rd., Newport News, VA 23606.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from July 25 to July 27, 2010. Visit Guest Book

July 24, 2010
Darrell, I am very sorry about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

July 25, 2010

Dear Darrell and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Millie was a star, she will always be in our hearts. She left us some great memories!

July 25, 2010

My family is very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

~ The Oss Family

Holly: I know how hard this must be for you. I just went through the same thing just 4 months ago and it is one of the hardest things I ever had to do. If there is anything I can do, I am just a phone call away! I love you!


July 25, 2010

Darrell, I have so many happy memories of your mother. We were neighbors and playmates as kids. I think that is when we started making doll clothes, which she continued for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

July 26, 2010

Remember Farrell and Millie's generosity to the quality of life in this community for so very many years. They were a remarkable and talented couple. Rest in peace and rise in glory, dear Millie. You were a Spring Thing queen !

July 26, 2010

Darrell, I was so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I have such fond memories of her. May she rest in peace. You're in my prayers.

~ Melinda Duncan Bednarik, Grasonville, Maryland

July 26, 2010


July 26, 2010



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Sutton family and their friends at this time.

From Darrell Sutton - 11/07/10 - "  Mildred Jones Sutton":


I just wanted to thank you for posting my mother's passing on the NNHS site. My mother was a proud Typhoon from the class of 51.  Many of her Typhoon friends attended visitation or services for her and it was such a wonderful gift to meet each one of them.  I was at NN the first 2 years it was a middle school, and walking the same Halls my mother and her siblings had walked was always a treat for me....

Darrell Sutton

   Oh, wow!  Thank you so much, Darrell - it was my privilege!  Once again you have my deepest sympathies; your mama sounds like such a fun lady.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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.

"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 12/20/04

  Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at - 01/01/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 03/15/05

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

Order of the Eastern Star Emblem courtesy of - 12/20/07

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