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08/02/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Rosalee Wills Jecmenek

Rosalee Wills Jecmenek
(14 June 1947 - 30 July 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Here is that sad news we were awaiting to report.        Rosalee Wills Jecmenek, Class of 1965, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the age of 66. 

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 07/31/13, 9:19 AM - "    Rosalee Wills Jecmenek":


Alan, Rosalee's husband, called me last night to tell me that Rosalee had died. He came home from work and found her on the bedroom floor. Rosalee and I have been really close friends since we were both 14 years old....I just talked with her 5 days ago....... my heart is breaking for her husband, kids, and grandkids. When I learn more I will let you know.

   Oh, Janice, I can scarcely believe this has happened! I knew y'all had been best friends for many years, but didn't realize it had been quite that long. I am so very sorry for your loss - and for Alan's as well, of course.

From - 08/02/13: 

                   Rosalee Wills Jecmenek



Rosalee Wills Jecmenek, 66, of Houston, TX passed away suddenly at her residence on July 30, 2013.

Rosalee was born on June 14, 1947 in Roanoke, VA.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Alan Jecmenek; daughter, Amy and husband Brett Schneider; son, Matt Souder and wife Victoria Daughtery Souder, all of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Kyle and Christopher Souder, and Vada Schneider, all of Houston, TX; sister, Marcella (Marty) James of Vinton, VA; brother, James (Jim) Wills of W. Palm Beach, FL; niece, Shelley Moellering of Roanoke, VA; great-nieces, Carissa Nicely of Roanoke, VA and Amanda Nicely of Bedford, VA; and uncle, Denny and wife Elisa Dodd of San Francisco, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Monroe and Mary Dodd-Wills.





Rosalee was a member of the Champion Forest Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother to her family and a devoted grandmother to her grandchildren and her beloved dog, Dorie. She enjoyed music, was a great cook, and a tremendous friend to all who knew her.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Chapel, 7723 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074.

Memorial contributions can be made in Rosalee’s name to the American Heart Association or a charity of choice.


August 05, 2013

Alan, Amy, and Matt, I am so sorry for your loss. Rosalee was a very special person - a true blessing to everyone that knew her. She was a great friend to my mom and we have so many wonderful memories of her. I pray that God will comfort you and that you lean on Him as you go through this difficult time.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever." (Rev.21:4)

~ Brenda Ellis, Spring, Texas

August 05, 2013

Alan, Amy, Matt and families,
Prayers from our family and our church family are surrounding you during this sad time. We grieve your lose also, as we loved Rosalee very much. She will be sadly missed.
Give your tears to God, He can be your comforter and hold you in His arms during this time. Rest in His love.

~ Lois Carpenter, Frankfort, Kentucky

August 05, 2013

Alan, Amy & Matt,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Rosalee will always hold a special place in my heart. May you turn to God during this sad and difficult time and rely on Him for strength.

~ Maria Noble, Frankfort, Kentucky

August 06, 2013


From Marcy and me, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do.

~ Rick and Marcy Ortega, Clear Lake

August 06, 2013

Alan and family, my heart is so sad for your loss. Rosalee was such a wonderful person and brought such peace. Hearing her voice and words of encouragement was a blessing for me. I am so thankful that I had the privilege to be her friend throughout the years...since high school. Many wonderful memories. Take care and God Bless. Pauline and Charles

~ Pauline and Charles Shofner, Newport News, Virginia

August 06, 2013

Our sincerest condolences and prayers from our family to yours. God bless.

~ David Watson, Texas City, Texas

August 06, 2013

Alan, Amy, Matt, & family:
My deepest condolences to you during this time. Rosalee was such a special person and I grieve with you at your loss. Even though she wasn't my aunt by blood, I always still considered her to be my aunt and I know she thought of us as family as well. May God comfort you all during this time.

~ Karen Seay Bowman, Lynchburg, Virginia

August 06, 2013

Matt, Victoria and family,
You all now have a special angel to watch over you..... I know your hearts are broken; but she is safe in God's arms. God Bless you in this time of sorrow............

~ Lyn Sullivan, Houston, Texas

August 06, 2013

Alan, Amy and Matt,
So sorry to hear of Rosalee's passing. She was a great and sweet person. You all are in our prayers. You now have a Angel looking over and taking care of you all.
Love, Pam, Luke, Kyle Orsak and Kelly, Kenny, Kensi and Salah Berger.

~  Pam Orsak, Fayetteville, Texas

August 07, 2013

To Rosalee's family:
We are so sorry to lose Rosalee. I went to HS with her and loved her dearly. I will miss her as I am sure you will also. She was so loved and a great inspiration. Lou and Sarah Kressaty

~ Sarah Puckett Kressaty, Hayes, Virginia

August 08, 2013


~ B

August 08, 2013


~ B

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Rosalee'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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Words by the Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey
(02 July 1899 - 23 Jan 1993)

Music by George Nelson Allen
(07 Sept 1812 - 09 Dec 1877)

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on,
Let me stand
I'm tired, I am weak I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my life is almost gone
Hear my cry,
Hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

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And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet,
Hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on,
Let me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

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