08/31/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Virginia Puckett

 Virginia W. Puckett
(16 Jan 1919 - 30 Aug 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Here is the sad news we mentioned last night.  Virginia Puckett, mother of   Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA, passed away in her home on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at the age of 88.

From the Daily Press - 08/31/07, 09/05/07 and 09/06/07:    

          Virginia W. Puckett

NEWPORT NEWS - Virginia W. Puckett, 88, widow of Douglas Ralph Puckett, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007. Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/31/2007.
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NEWPORT NEWS - Virginia W. Puckett, 88, widow of Douglas R. Puckett, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2007. Visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press on 9/5/2007.

NEWPORT NEWS - Virginia W. Puckett, 88, passed from this life Aug. 30, 2007.
Born in Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 16, 1919, she resided in Newport News since 1940. An expert seamstress and needlework instructor, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 65 years. She was volunteer receptionist of the Peninsula Baptist Association for 10 years and was once named Volunteer of the Year.
Mrs. Puckett was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas R. Puckett; three sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by two daughters, Sarah Puckett-Kressaty and her husband, Louis, of Yorktown, and Helen Puckett Orosz and her husband, Michael, of Greencastle, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Amy K. Stebbins and her husband, John, of Novato, Calif., Stephen D. McCann and Matthew P. McCann of Redondo Beach, Calif., Douglas Orick of Winterhaven, Fla., Christine Poarch of Salem, Va., Sara Miller of Lawrence, Kan., and Wesley Norman of Owing Mills, Md.; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. We love and miss you.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 9/6/2007.
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Doug and Virginia
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 Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's death. I know you will miss her but are comforted in knowing you will see her again one day! May you have peace in this knowledge.
Cheryl Mays Howard (Yorktown, VA) - August 31, 2007
We were sorry to learn of your mother's passing. We do take comfort that you were able to be back in town with her for several years. You and Lou are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dave and Pam.
Dave Arnold (Williamsburg, VA) - August 31, 2007
Dear Sarah,
I was so saddened to learn of your sweet Mother's death yesterday, yet I rejoice with you in knowing that she now is in the presence of our God and Savior. I really appreciate your call to tell me about it - especially since you were still in those early moments of grief. I am so very glad we have connected again after all these years since my family moved to Lynchburg in 1960 and we were in the 7th grade at Jackson. Please know that Ken & I will be praying for you and the family often and that the Lord will comfort you in your sorrow as only He can do!
Much love, Mary Helen (Simms) Patterson
Mary Helen (Simms) Patterson (Richmond, VA) - August 31, 2007
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 I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother always loved to say hi to the kids, and even though we didn't see her out much, the kids always made sure to say hello when they did see her. I am sorry we never got to know her better.
Rachael Debrouse (Newport News, VA) - August 31, 2007
Sarah & Helen: Steve is visiting our home in Oregon at this time. We both have many memories of your mom and your family at Calvary. She was a very kind woman. Our condolences to you, Helen and families. Love,
Gail (Kiger) Bonsey & Steve Kiger
Newberg, Oregon
GAIL BONSEY (NEWBERG, OR) - August 31, 2007
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Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. We weren't close friends in high school but I do remember you. Having lost my Mother in July I know the pain you must be feeling. The wonderful blessing of knowing you will be with your Mother again in Heaven will help you through this terrible grief. Try to remember the good times and the funny things you shared with her, it will help.
Joyce Lawrence Cahoon (Highland Springs, VA) - September 1, 2007
Helen and Sarah, At this sad time both of you are in my prayers. I didn't see your mother as often as I would have liked, but each time that I did created fond memories of your mother. She was most gracious and kind at our wedding and at her granddaughter - Sara's wedding.
Michael Orosz (Greencastle, PA) - September 2, 2007
Helen and Michael,

Our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. I am glad I got to meet Helen's mother at your Wedding. Roni Clary, Jessica Ramos and Gloria Clary.
Roni Clary (La Plata, MD) - September 3, 2007
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Sarah, Helen, and family
I will keep you in my prayers. Your mother was a fine woman and I feel blessed to have known her.
Barbara Brewer (VA) - September 4, 2007

Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. May God's peace comfort you and your family during this period of mourning and in the future.
God Bless You all.
Lesley DeVries-Hartley (Hampton, VA) - September 5, 2007  
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My prayers are with you and all of the family. I remember our years at Calvary and when we lived near each other while in Jackson School. Your mom was a very kind and gentle woman. Be assured that she is with your dad now and they are going to be looking out for the family until you can all be together again...
Barbara Hurt Banton (Hampton, VA) - September 5, 2007  
Sarah, Charles and I are thinking of you and your family at this time. You have been a wonderful daughter to your Mother and I know that your Mother was blessed during the years that you spent with her. You're in my thoughts! There is nothing like our Mothers. Pauline and Charles Shofner
Pauline Shofner (Newport News, VA) - September 5, 2007  
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her and your Dad as depicted in the photo from your Dad's Navy days that is on the NNHS 65 website. She always seemed to have a smile for everyone and I know that she is in a better place than this old earth that we are still in. Please accept our deepest condolences in your loss.
Al and Lois Simms
Albert E. Simms Jr. (Fredericksburg, VA) - September 5, 2007  
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sarah and Lou and their entire family at this difficult time.

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/05/07:

Thank you, Carol!!  The midi is of course, Handel, but the words are a scripture that Mom picked out for Saturday!!   

 .....Thanks again. 


   I had a strong feeling it was just the right music, but it's even better than I had thought.  Thank you for letting me know.  I'm sorry I cannot be there with you, but I'll send my love instead.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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No. 45 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

- G. F. Handel

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

(Job 19:25-26)

For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.

(I Corinthians 15:20)

"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" midi from Handel's "Messiah" courtesy of http://www.botproductions.com/music/messiah.html - 12/10/06

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