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07/26/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mary "Froggie" Beck Reed

Mary Beck Reed
(d. 26 July 2013)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is more sad news today.  
 Mary "Froggie" Beck Reed, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the James River Convalescent Center in Newport News at the age of 93.  She was the mother of popular NNHS teacher     Mr. Warren Reed (Warwick HS - '5_) and Mike Reed of VA.

         From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/28/13, 6:26 PM - "Death of  Mary Reed - Mother of   Warren Reed":


Received Cousin Linda's e-mail about 5 minutes ago.

Here is the obit:


   Oh, no!  I'm so sorry to hear this!  I read her obituary and just didn't pick up on what I was reading.  Thank you for letting me know, David.

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 07/28/13, 6:17 PM - "Death of  Mary Reed - Mother of   Warren Reed":

Warren Read, our class sponsor, lost his mother this past week. It was only in the DP on Friday. I believe the service is this coming Wednesday in Newport News. I worked with her in the ER at Riverside for many years. She was easy to love.

Linda L. Lane

   Thank you so much, Linda-Linda.  You have my condolences on the loss of your friend.

From the Daily Press - 07/26/13:

              Mary Beck Reed



NEWPORT NEWS - Mary B. "Froggie" Reed, 93, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the James River Convalescent Center.

Born in Pennsylvania, she resided in Hilton Village of Newport News for most of her life. Froggie retired from Riverside Hospital as an ER Clerk after many years of service and was also a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Hilton Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Beck, and father, B. Ward Beck.

Survivors include her sons, Warren (Annette) and Michael of Newport News; as well as three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service in honor of Froggie will take place Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hilton Christian Church at 100 James River Dr, Newport News, VA 23601.


Froggie Beck Reed



In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to James River Convalescent Center Activities Fund at 540 Aberthaw Ave, Newport News, VA 23601.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on July 26, 2013.
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July 26, 2013

To the Reed Family:
I met Mary at the JRCC when she would sit in "her" chair in the sitting room. I usually had my dog Lucy with me and Mary fell in love with her, as did Lucy with her. Over time I became very close to your mother, she was so sweet. I am going to miss her. But I know there is an angel watching over us by the name of "Froggie".

~ Susan Jones and Lucy (the Yorkie)

July 26, 2013  
Will miss Mary, was a good friend, We had many talks. Fondly, Pauline McDowell

~ Pauline McDowell

July 26, 2013
Well, I know she will be missed! I worked with Mary in the E R at Riverside.

~ Marilyn Savage, Hampton, Virginia

July 27, 2013

Mike and Warren, We were so blessed to have Mary in our lives for so long. One of my first memories of Mary was probably about 40 years ago when she worked in Transportation with my mom. I remember her waist long hair and she wore it in a bun. Mary gave me my first real job 33 years ago. She was a tough supervisor but I soon learned that she was right about almost everything and loved the ER and the Doctors and showed the highest level of respect. Of course, she had our respect too. I loved my visits with her at JRCC. She was sharp as a tack with her memory and she loved me to come and keep her up to date with everybody. I will miss Mary so much. She was a huge influence and I have so much to be grateful for because of her. I know she is in heaven now with our Lord and her mom and loved ones and friends. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.

~ Vicki Linkous Sterling, Newport News, Virginia

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July 27, 2013
Glenna and I were saddened to learn of the death of your mom. May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come.

~ Joe and Glenna Carroll

July 28, 2013

Warren, Annette, and Mike,

Sandy and I were saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

July 28, 2013
Warren, Thommy and I want you to know your family is in our prayers. While we did not know your mom, we know some of her legacy and I'm sure her greeting was, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
May God be with you during this time.

~ Charles (NNHS 64) Snead, Hendersonville, North Carolina

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Reed family and their friends at this difficult time.

  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


 (And Did Those Feet In Ancient Times)

Words by William Blake (1757-1827)

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountain green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among those dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land.

"And Did Those Feet in Ancient Times" lyrics and midi courtesy of

at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/26/04

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