10/07/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Shirley Elder Tierney
Mae Elder Tierney
Newport News High School Class of 1965
Friends and Schoolmates,
I was quite saddened this Wednesday to read this news. Shirley Elder Tierney, Class of 1965, sister of Lorena Elder Smith ('60) of FL and Meredith Elder of PA, passed away in her home in Burke on Sunday, October 04, 2015.
Shirley was a North End girl and I was from Stuart Gardens, so I first met her when I walked into Mrs. Moser's Journalism class on the first day of eighth grade. I liked her instantly. She was bright and always happy and smiling, and my memories of her will always be so as well.
From the Daily Press - 10/07/15:
Shirley Elder Tierney
BURKE - Shirley Elder Tierney, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, and friend, died peacefully in her home on October 4, 2015.
She is survived by two daughters and their children, Erin Tierney-Butler (Lawrence), Nathan and Jillian of Powhatan, Virginia, and Aislinn Creel (Gregory), Eliana and Evan of Midlothian, Virginia; sister, Lorena Smith of Orlando, Florida; brother, Meredith Elder (Sandy) of Glenside, Pennsylvania; and a wide network of cherished extended family.
A 1965 graduate of Newport News High School, she was a committed civil servant and spent nearly 40 years serving the federal government. Her life was spent selflessly caring for her loved ones. She led an exemplary life as caretaker of her own mother for many years. She protected and provided for her girls and they valued her unconditional and endless support, encouragement and wisdom. Her sparkling personality and upbeat attitude will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A time of visitation and viewing will begin at Peninsula Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015, with a funeral service to be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in memory of Shirley Tierney to
Processing Center, P.O. Box 1244, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 56007-1244
(designation 1116) or the .View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Shirley's family and friends at this difficult time.
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Words and Music by
Will L. Thompson (07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909), 1880
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me;
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me.
Come home, come home,
You who are weary, come home;
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
Mercies for you and for me?
Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me.
O for the wonderful love He has promised,
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
Pardon for you and for me.
"Softly and Tenderly" midi courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it has been in my files for several years...
"Softly and Tenderly" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/o/softlyat.htm- 08/22/12
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Divider Line 555 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines12.html - 10/08/11
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