08/15/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Verna Ray Wilds

Verna Ray Heath Wilds
(@1922 - 12 Aug 2006)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have sad news this morning.  Verna Ray Wilds, mother of    Dolores Wilds Mills ('65) of VA, Karen Wilds of MD; and Marcia Wilds of VA, passed away on Saturday at the age of 84.  

From the Daily Press - 08/15/06:

Verna Ray Wilds
  NEWPORT NEWS - Verna Ray Wilds, 84, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. A native of Farmville, N.C., she had been a resident of Newport News since 1945. She retired from the Newport News Shipyard as a tool clerk and previously worked for Leggett's Department Store. A member of Parkview Baptist Church for over 50 years, she was in the Womens' Missionary Union, Joy Club, the Adult Church Choir and was a past Sunday School teacher. Her husband, Kermit Clyde Wilds, preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Dolores Mills and her husband, Doug, of Virginia Beach, Karen Wilds and her husband, Charles Farquhar, MD, of Newport News and Marcia Wilds and her husband, Scott Dalzell, of Vienna, Va.; four grandsons, Kevin Mills, Cullen Farquhar and Tim and Marc Dalzell; and a brother, Edward Heath of Farmville, N.C. She leaves many special friends and nieces and nephews who will cherish her memory. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Parkview Baptist Church with burial to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Parkview Baptist Church, 604 Hilton Blvd., Newport News, VA 23605, or Meals on Wheels, 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd. #1006, Newport News, VA 23606.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/15/2006.
Guest Book
To the family of Ray,
Just a note to let you know how saddened I was to learn of the death of Ray.
She was a faithful member of Parkview Baptist Church.
I sang with her in the choir and went to many of the Women's Missionary Union meeting she attended. She was a special lady who had a hard time, health wise, the last couple of years. She was a "fighter" and a fine Christian lady.
She will be missed by many of her church family for many years to come.
Darleen Jones (Hampton, VA ) - August 14, 2006
Dear Dee,
I know how important your relationship with your mother was to you. You were a wonderful daughter to her. May the grace of God give you peace at this time. And may you be able to smile in the midst of your tears as you remember special moments that you shared. God bless you.
Shalom, Ellen
Ellen Clements (Virginia Beach, VA ) - August 14, 2006
To the family of Ray...Our prayers are with you all during this time. We will miss your Mom at Parkview Baptist always with a smile on her face. She was a sweet, faithful member always visiting others. She is with many of her friends now rejoicing and happy!
David & Marty McCoy (Newport News, VA ) - August 15, 2006
I am sorry to learn of your mother's passing.
I remember many happy times shared by all of us at Parkview Baptist.
My sincere condolences.
Frances Goodson Wang (MD ) - August 15, 2006

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Wilds sisters and their families.

   Y'all take extra good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


"I Will Arise" midi (Sequenced by Ron Getman
courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/rgetman/hymns_list.htm - 03/13/06

"I Will Arise" lyrics courtesy of http://grace-for-today.com/2368.htm - 03/13/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

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