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10/29/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Lucille Wright Kates

Lucille Wright Kates
(d. 27 Oct 2010)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1930

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news to impart.   Lucille Wright Kates, Class of @ 1930, passed away at The Newport in Newport News on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the age of 97. 

From the Daily Press - 10/29/10: 

                   Lucille Wright Kates


NEWPORT NEWS - Lucille Wright Kates, 97, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at The Newport.

She was born in Newport News, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Wright. She was a graduate of Newport News High School and Blackstone College in Blackstone, Va.

She was an active clubwoman and served as president of the Woman's Club of Newport News, 1962-1964, when the club moved from West Avenue and before it was at its current location on J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Until her final illness, she was knitting caps for the club's project of supporting women and children in a refugee facility in Africa. She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Newport News.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley W. Kates.


Lucille Wright Kates

Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Edwards and her husband, Robert; granddaughters, Dr. Cary Edwards Moore and her husband, Brett of Newport News, and Dr. Christine Edwards Dittrich and her husband, Darren of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren, Allison, Natalie and Sophie Moore, and Rylie-Mae and Spencer Dittrich.

The family thanks the staff at The Hidenwood and The Newport, for their kindness and attention to Lucille; and to St. Stephens Episcopal pastors and the women's group, Daughters of the King, for their visits and spiritual support.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. Scott Baker.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from October 29 to October 30, 2010.
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October 29, 2010
Cary and Family, So sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. May God keep you close and your mother even closer. Prayers.
October 29, 2010
I am so sad to hear this news. Both she and her husband were such dear people and were always so kind to me whenever I visited with Chris. She will be very missed.

October 29, 2010

Mrs. Edwards, Robert, Cary, Chris and Family:

Carol and I wish to express our condolences on the death of your mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. I know you take comfort in her long and fruitful life and have many warm memories involving giving of herself to her extended family.

~ Russell and Carol Weaver

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Kates' family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Words by Walter C. Smith, 1876
Music (St. Denio) by John Roberts, 1839

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
But of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take the veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.

All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.

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