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08/26/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Pat Brown Hallett

Patricia Wheelwright Brown Hallett
(d. 23 Aug 2013)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have still more sad news today.   
  Pat Brown Hallett, wife of    Stuart Hallett ('60) of VA, and sister-in law of    Patsy Blackard Hallet ('65) of VA and of the late     Bill Hallett ('65), passed away in Newport News on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the age of 70.

From the Daily Press - 08/25/13:   

                      Patricia Wheelwright Brown Hallett

NEWPORT NEWS - Patricia Wheelwright Brown Hallett, 70, died Friday, August 23, 2013.

Born in Asheville, NC, she had been a Peninsula resident for 65 years.

Pat worked at the The Hidenwood Retirement Community on the activities team. She was a former preschool teacher at St. Stephens Episcopal Church and Hidenwood Presbyterian Church. Pat was a member of Maxwell Garden Club, Lee Hall Depot Foundation and former member of the Hilton Junior Women's Club.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, John Fuller Brown and Ellen Senkler Brown and sister, Ellen B. Kelleher.


Pat Brown Hallett

She is survived by her husband Stuart Hallett Jr; children, Stuart Hallett III and wife Mara of Williamsburg, Charlotte H. Benthall and husband John of Smithfield, John T. Hallett and wife Susan of Henrico; sisters, Daphne B. Robertson and husband Bill of Newport News, Harriett B. DeLong of Savannah, GA; sister-in-law, Patsy B. Hallett of Glen Allen; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Josh, Shelby, John Stuart, Thomas, Conner, James, Mary Beth, Bryn.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 AM, Friday, August 30, 2013 at Peninsula Memorial Park. A reception will follow at The Hidenwood Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.

Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from August 25 to August 27, 2013.   
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August 25, 2013

To the Hallett Family:
I was so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a joy to work with. She loved children. She will be missed. May God bless you and your family.

~ Shirlie Anson

August 25, 2013 

We are so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. The short time we had to be with you both gave us the insight of what a wonderful person Pat was. We loved your visits and hopefully you will come to see us when you are in this area.
Deeply Saddened,
Clarence & Dolores

~ Unsigned

August 25, 2013  

Sorry for your loss, Stuart and family. She was such a great woman. She will me missed greatly.

~ Matthew Pauley, Saluda, Virginia

August 26, 2013 

Stuart - All of us in the Warwick County Historical Society mourn your loss along with you - Pat was very kind and very devoted to you - it was plain to see. You have many friends in the WCHS who thought very highly of Pat. We think highly of you as well. May your heartache be assuaged by the fond memories of a fine woman. She will be missed.

~ Darcy Terry, Denbigh, Virginia

August 27, 2013  

I will always hold Pat's giving nature and senses of humor dear. Our family will miss her. Love to all of Pat's family, you are in our prayers...rcp

August 27, 2013

   Pat was a beloved member of the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation, who brought great spunk and joy to our events. A light has gone among our circle of Friends. We shall miss you, dear lady.

With love and fond memories,

August 27, 2013

Stu and Family,

You have my sympathy.

Warwick Historical Society

August 27, 2013

Stuart, John and family, We are so sorry to learn of Pat's passing. Our lives crossed paths at many points over the years, and Pat added her sweetness to every encounter.
Our deepest sympathy and prayers, Lorraine and Ed Austin

August 27, 2013

Dear Stuart and family,

There is no word to describe how heartbroken Kelly and I are at hearing of Pat's passing. The neighborhood will never be the same again. We will always remember and cherish her memory. I didn't realize that hug on August 17 was to be our last and final contact with her. She was a shining light, a rock. She will never be forgotten. Our sincere sympathy and prayer to your entire family for your loss. I'm glad she suffers no more.

August 27, 2013

Dear Hallett Family,
My deepest condolences at the loss of your lovely mom. This photo of her is simply beautiful.

With warm thoughts and prayer,

Patty Englert

August 27, 2013  



August 27, 2013

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Pat's family and 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

Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

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