10/30/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Beverly Avant Russell

Beverly Avant Russell
(d. 19 Oct 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There's more sad news this late night.    Beverly Avant Russell, Class of 1954, sister of Lynda Avant Lasswell (’50) of ID;   Helen Avant Neal (’57) of VA,    Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA, Robert Avant of VA, and of the late Calvin Avant (’52), passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 at her home in Tequesta at the age of 71.

   From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 09/22/07 - "  Helen Avant Neal's sister":

Beverly Avant Russell (known as Dolli to her family) passed away at her home in Tequesta, Florida, on October 19 with her husband and children by her side.  She is survived by her immediate family, husband Bill Russell, 3 sons: Gary, Stephen, and Keith Hill; daughter, Debra Neary, and 10 grandchildren.  Beverly graduated from NNHS in 1954; is survived by her sisters, Lynda Avant Lasswell, Boise, Idaho, class of ’50; Helen Avant Neal, class of ’57, Williamsburg, VA; Kathie Avant Taylor, Atlanta, Georgia, class of ’64;  her brother, Robert E. Avant of Newport News, and a large extended family  She was preceded in death by her brother A. Calvin Avant, class of ’52.   A memorial service will be held at Grace Covenant Church, 1100 Jamestown Road, Rt. 5, Williamsburg, VA, on November 10 at 11 a.m. to accommodate family members and friends.  Beverly was a tremendous testimony of God’s grace throughout her battle with cancer.  She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends who loved her dearly.

   I'm so very sorry to hear this. Thank you for sharing it with us, Evelyn.

From the TC Palm:

  Beverly Avant Russell  
  TEQUESTA - Beverly Avant Russell, 71, died Oct. 19, 2007, at her home in Tequesta.

She was born in Florence, S.C., and retired to South Florida in 1992, coming from Washington, D.C.

She has been an active member of the Stonecroft Ministries Christian Women's Clubs as the Southeastern Florida regional director. She was included in the 2006-07 Manchester Who's Who of American Executives and Professionals.

Survivors include her husband, William A. Russell; sons, Gary, Steven and Keith Hill; daughter, Debra Neary; stepchildren, William Russell III and Holly Summers; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospices, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, Fl 34997.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at First Baptist Church of Tequesta. A second memorial service will be in Williamsburg, Va., on Nov. 10. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Veterans Cremation and Burial Society.

From the Daily Press - 11/04/07:

  Beverly Avant Russell  

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Beverly Avant Russell passed away at her home in Tequesta, Fla., on Oct. 19. There will be a memorial service on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1677 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, for her family, friends and friends of the family.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/4/2007.
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Softly and Tenderly

- Will L. Thompson, 1880

1. 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.

* Refrain:
Come home, come home,
You who are weary, come home;
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!

2. 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?

3. 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.

4. Oh, 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 http://www.tc.umn.edu/~sorem002/hymn_midi.html
at the suggestion of Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 09/22/07
Thanks, Sepi!

"Softly and Tenderly" lyrics courtesy of http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Softly_and_Tenderly/
also at the suggestion of Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 09/22/07
Thanks again, Sepi!

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