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08/24/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Jackie Lackey Allred

Jacquelyn Lackey Allred
(d. 21 Aug 2008)

Newport News High School Class of June 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news this Sunday morning.  Jackie Lackey Allred, Class of June 1946, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at the age of 80.

From the Daily Press - 08/24/08:  

        Jacquelyn Lackey Allred

  NEWPORT NEWS - Jacquelyn Lackey Allred died Aug. 21, 2008. She was born 80 years ago in Newport News.

She graduated from Newport News High School and then Longwood College. She taught at George Wythe Junior High School and Hampton High School. Jackie was a lifetime member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Jackie is survived by her devoted husband, Alfred A. Allred. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past April. She is also survived by many beloved family members. Jackie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lackey (deceased) of Hampton.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church. It will be officiated by the Rev. John Etcher. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 8/24/2008.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Jackie will be tremendously missed by those who loved her. May the good memories replace the sadness - With Love
Stacie Allred, Ruckersville, Virginia Contact Me

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Miss Lackey was my biology teacher at George Wythe JHS. Although science was not my favorite subject, Miss Lackey made it very interesting, even dissecting a frog. (It was not as yucky as I thought it would be.) She was so sweet. My deep condolences.
Nathalia Cunningham, Tampa, Florida

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My prayers are with all the family and friends of Jackie. She was a very special person. I will miss her. She was like a sister to me and I love her dearly.
Gloria Jean Siler McCarthy, Richmond, Virginia Contact Me

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mr. Allred,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May your memories bring you comfort, They are yours to cherish always.
Murad Nuriddin
Handi-Ride Driver
Murad Nuriddin, Newport News, Virginia

Sunday, August 24, 2008

To the family:

I was a student of "Miss Lackey" at George Wythe Junior High School (9th grade), and I remember her just as vividly now as I did almost 50 years ago. She was a very special teacher who made every student feel special to her. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Anne Rockey, Seaford, Virginia

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I read about Jackie's passing on the internet this afternoon and felt sorrow for you. She was such a lovely lady and gifted.
I appreciate you greatly. I remember your prayers
in our worship through the 22 years I was your pastor.
Be assured of my love and prayers.
Pastor Gene Fant
Pastor Fant, Nashville, Tennessee

Monday, August 25, 2008

Mr. Allred,
I saw "Ms. Lackey's" picture in Sunday's paper and was so sadden by her passing. She taught me Biology at Hampton High School almost 50 years ago. She was hard but fair. At the time I thought it was rough, but life has taught me she did me a favor. My condolences to you for the lost of a fine person.
Carol Dawson, Newport News, Virginia Contact Me

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sorry to hear of Miss Lackey's passing. She was one of my favorites at George Wythe Jr.High.
She will be missed by many friends and students.
My prayers and sincere sympathy to her family.

Marshall "Buddy" Horton
Marshall "Buddy" Horton, Savannah, GA

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


So sorry to hear of Jackie passing. Rose and I really thought alot of you and Jackie. May the Lord receive her with open arms and love.
Jon & Rose Ragan, Jacksonville, Florida


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Allred's family, friends, and former students.

   From Fred Field ('45) of CA to Bill Smith and Charles Wicke - 08/25/08 - "Jackie Lackey Allred":

A familiar name, Jackie Lackey, popped up on the Daily Press Obits. yesterday.  Also included in the NNHS web site today where she was mentioned as being in NNHS Class of 194_.
Her age would indicate that she should have been in our class.  Yet I don't find her in the annual.  I have no pictoral memory of her - but that name is something never forgotten.
My guess is that she graduated from Hampton H.S. in about 1945 and that I may have been in proximity with her at Ivy Memorial Church.  Many of those attending Ivy Memorial lived in the E.C. Co. section of the Boulevard - East of Pear Avenue.

From Bill Smith to    Fred Field ('45) of CA - 08/26/08:

Hi Fred,   
Thanks for the info.  I remember Jackie well.  She was my date for the Senior Prom

   From Fred Field ('45) of CA to Bill Smith and Charles Wicke - 08/26/08:

Bill,  Thanks for the info. on Jackie Lackey.
Later I remembered that I had a June 1946 Daily Press clipping showing the graduates.  Jackie was in that June 1946 class. 

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so much, Fred - and Bill.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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