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10/28/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Charlesetta Graham Crockett

Charlesetta Graham Crockett
(27 Apr 1930 - 26 Oct 2014)

 Newport News High School Class of  June 1947

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is still more sad news this Tuesday.       Charlesetta Graham Crockett, Class of June 1947, mother of David Crockett and Peggy Crockett and of the late Kenny Crockett, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Gloucester at the age of 84.

 From the Daily Press - 10/28/14:

           Charlesetta Graham Crockett


GLOUCESTER - Charlesetta Graham Crockett, age 84, of Gloucester County, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on October 26, 2014.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at Severn Church in Naxera, at 6pm, Thursday, October 30th. Pastor Bill West will be officiating.

Charlesetta was born in Newport News, Virginia, on April 27, 1930. She graduated from Newport News High School and has been a resident of Gloucester County since 1953.



Charlesetta retired from Gloucester County School Systems after serving 13 years at Achilles Elementary School. She had a zest for life and filled her roll well as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to many.

Known as "Ms. Etta", an icon in the Community of Gloucester, she will be remembered for her enjoyment and participation in many fund raising activities, especially the Lions Club and . She appreciated her family, church, wonderful friends, and raising her family with her devoted husband, Larry, by the beautiful York River.

Charlesetta is lovingly remembered by her son, David Crockett and wife Nancy, daughter, Peggy Crockett, grandson, Shawn Seawell and wife Lorie, and great- grandson, Shawn Seawell, Jr.

She is predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Lawrence F. Crockett, and son, Kenneth F. Crockett.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Severn Church, 9066 Robins Neck Road, Gloucester, VA 23061. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on October 28, 2014.
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October 28, 2014

My thoughts are with the entire family.

~ Wanda Fary, Gloucester, Virginia

October 28, 2014

   So sorry to hear of Charlesetta's passing away. Knew her so many years and she was so sweet and kind. Always had time to chat. God bless and comfort her loved ones as they face these sad days. I know you will cherish the wonderful memories of one so caring and loving. RIP!
Peggy Douglas

~ Peggy Douglas, Hayes, Virginia

October 28, 2014 

   Such a beautiful lady. Heaven has gained another angel. A life well lived.

~ Carmen Hogge, Hayes, Virginia

October 28, 2014

David, Peggy, and family,
Just wanted you all to know how heavy our hearts are with the passing of your mother. She was quite the lady and such a joy to know. This past year or so, she brought a lot of joy to our family in being Mom's roommate and friend. Know that our love and prayers continue to be with you during this time of loss. Take comfort in knowing she loved her Lord and is now joined with the love of her life, Mr. Crockett and her son, Kenneth. She will be missed by many. Keep her love of life, family, and friends alive through your lives.
Love, Betty Belch and Edna Hicks

~ Betty Belch and Edna Hicks

October 28, 2014

So sorry Peggy and David. I sure have missed her wonderful since of humor. Heaven gained an Angel Sunday.

~ Margaret Gaskins, Hayes, Virginia

October 28, 2014

Ms. Etta and her love for the community will be missed by many. My condolences to the family for your great loss. Take comfort in knowing that God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in sprit he saves.

~ V. Reed, Hampton, Virginia

October 28, 2014

Such a loving wonderful person that enjoyed life to the fullest. No doubt there was a joyous reunion when she got to the golden gates and seen her husband and Kenny. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Connie Howle, Wicomico, Virginia

October 28, 2014

Peggy, I am so sorry to hear the news. Please take some consolation in the fact that she lived a full and great life, and touched so many with her kindness.

~ Jerry Moore

October 28, 2014

  Dear Peggy,
We are sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our prayers and heart felt condolences are with you and the family.
Love, Benny and Rosa
~ Ben and Rosa Seawell, Hayes, Virginia

October 28, 2014

Loved her so much! Learned so much from her over the years. Sweet, sassy, loving....My Aunt Charlie....My Godmother.
Peggy and Dave, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and I wish I could be there to help celebrate her wonderful life. I love you both!!

~ Roxanne Chaney, Greer, South Carolina

October 28, 2014


October 28, 2014


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Crockett's family and their friends at this 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, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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