10/17/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Marjorie Wrenn Hoffman

Marjorie Wrenn Hoffman
(d. 15 Oct 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have sad news today, if slightly belatedly.  Marjorie Wrenn Hoffman, mother of Jane Elizabeth Hoffman ('57) of VA, has passed away in Newport News at the age of 94.

  From Fred Mays Howard ('60) of VA - 10/17/07:


I do not know if you are aware or not, but the mother of Jane Hoffman, class of 1957, passed away on Monday.  She is Marjorie Wrenn Hoffman.  She was a member of our church, Northside Christian.  The funeral home visitation will be tonight, Oct. 17th (Wednesday) at Peninsula Funeral Home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the funeral will be on Thursday, Oct. 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Jane is an only child and will need our love and support.  Jane is not married and has no children, I understand.  Jane was so good to her mother and will miss her so much.

Take care Carol.....you are so good.
Fred Mays, '60

   Thank you, Fred.  I did see this, and had wondered, but I thought someone would tell me if I needed to know.  And someone did.

From the Daily Press - 10/16/07:          

        Marjorie Wrenn Hoffman

  NEWPORT NEWS - Marjorie Wrenn Hoffman, 94, a native of Surry Co., and a Newport News resident since the early 40's, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007.

Mrs. Hoffman was a member of Northside Christian Church where she was active in the Loyal Ladies Sunday School Class and the Ladies' Day Circle while able.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 58 years, Charles E. Hoffman; her parents, Lewellyn R. and Laura Sober Wrenn; brothers, Freeman and Eddie Wrenn; and sisters, Mahala Wrenn, Elizabeth W. Scarborough, Vila W. Richard, and Emma W. Scarborough.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Elizabeth Hoffman, of Richmond; sister, Laura Reeson, of Spring Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Marjorie Wrenn Hoffman

Funeral services will be conducted 11a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Peninsula Funeral Home by Pastor Larry Jones. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Riverside Hospice and Visiting Angels for the care provided during this brief illness.

Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Christian Church Building Fund, 13 George Washington Highway, Yorktown, VA 23696.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/16/2007.
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I am Bobby Scarborough's pastor at Wakefield Baptist Church. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. Bobby has spoken often of his aunt. I know he loved her very much. May you feel God's presence during this time of grief.
Jim Kerr, Pastor
Wakefield Baptist
Jim Kerr (Wakefield, VA) - October 16, 2007
Jane, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Patricia Beck Letzinger (Newport News, VA) - October 16, 2007
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You have been a wonderful daughter to your mother. I'm sure that you were a real comfort and blessing to her in her last years. Richard and I hope that you will experience the Lord's blessing now that your mother is at peace in His arms.
Pat Coltrane (Midlothian, VA) - October 16, 2007
I know that Mrs. Hoffman is at peace now and visiting with her loved ones. My prayers are for Jane and her complete attention to her dear mother.
Carol and Dick Sorensen (Williamsburg, VA) - October 16, 2007  
For  62years Marjorie was part of my life...the mother of my best friend, an "aunt" figure who knew when to scold or compliment. I will remember her always with love and affection. I wish there were words to say to you, Jane, my tongue is stilled ....I love you and am here for you....Nancy T
Nancy T. Spencer (Newport News, VA) - October 16, 2007


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Jane and her family and friends.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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The Old Rugged Cross

Words and Music by George Bennard, 1913

(The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan.
Or Pokagon, Michigan.
Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.)

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

"The Old Rugged Cross" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm - 03/01/07
NOTE:  I felt strongly impressed that I should use this hymn.  After searching for over an hour for an arrangement I liked,
this version came closest in spirit, though I had hoped for an organ sound.

"The Old Rugged Cross" lyrics and history courtesy of http://synergy_2.tripod.com/lyrics/ruggedc1.html - 03/01/07

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

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

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