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10/30/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Norma Tilley Veazey

Norma Lucille Tilley Veazey
(10 Dec 1919 - 28 Oct 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
We have more sad news this morning. 
 Norma Tilley Veazey, mother of   Harry Veazey ('56) of VA,    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA, and    Brenda Veazey Keech ('62) of NC, passed away in High Point, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the age of 88. 

 From the Daily Press - 10/30/08:   

              Norma Lucille Tilley Veazey


GREENSBORO, N.C. - Norma Lucille Tilley Veazey, 88, passed away from complications of Alzheimer's on Oct. 28, 2008, at Maryfield Nursing Home in High Point, N.C.

Born in Stem, N.C., on Dec. 10, 1919, she was a Newport News resident for nearly 60 years (1942-2001). She was a charter member of Second Presbyterian Church before moving to High Point in 2001.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Leon S. Veazey and her brother, Richard Tilley of Durham, N.C.

She is survived by sons, Harry Veazey (Joyce) of Newport News, Steve Veazey (Grace) of Williamsburg; daughter, Brenda Keech (Larry) of Greensboro, N.C.; brother, Ralph Tilley of Kingsport, Tenn.; sister, Virginia Blalock of Laurinburg, N.C.; and grandchildren, Michael Veazey of Richmond, Tessa Veazey of Alexandria, David Veazey of Gloucester, Scott Veazey (Katie) of High Point, N.C., and great-granddaughter, Taylor Veazey of Gloucester.


Norma Tilley Veazey

Norma was a warm and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and mother-in-law who always baked the finest pound cakes and coconut pies for her family. She was a valued and trusted employee in the Credit Department at Sears for more than 30 years, where she made many lifelong friends. The most important thing in Norma's life was her family.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. Clarence Hilling.

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

Published in the Daily Press on 10/30/2008.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
—Carolyn Dunaway, Henderson, North Carolina

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Steve & family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Steve has shared many wonderful memories
with us of his mom. We feel like we knew her in a small way. May your hearts soon be filled with nothing but good memories of her and a life well lived.
Cheryl & Lynn

—Cheryl Brown, Newport News, Virginia

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dear Steve and Grace: We just wanted to send our condolences. When I saw your Mom's photo, it brought back fond memories. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts are with you. Ken and Karen Olshansky
—Kenneth Olshansky, Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Steve and Grace
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, and offer our condolences to you and your family. If her son was a reflection of her strength and love, she must have been a wonderful woman.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Anne Murden
—John Murden, Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Harry & Joyce,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Charlie and Annette Hilling
—Charlie Hilling, Palm Coast, Florida

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I was sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of both Mr. and Mrs. Veazey from growing up across the street from them. Both of them are surely missed.
—Randy Dail, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Thursday, October 30, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how old we are, it's just really difficult losing parents. I have you in my heart and in my prayers.
—Gene Glave, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dear Steve and Grace,
We are so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. Our condolences to you and your family. May the wonderful memories of your mother be a source of comfort to you during this time of sorrow.

Margie and Joe Shapiro
—Joe Shapiro, Orange, Connecticut

Friday, October 31, 2008

Harry, Steve and families, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the Peace of The Lord be with you all.
—Jim Wiley, Newport News, Virginia

Friday, October 31, 2008

Scott and Family,
I am sorry for your loss. I recently lost my mother (4 weeks ago). My most sincere condolences and sympathy are with you and your family. You will be in our prayers.
—Sherrie Cheshire-Bollhorst, Carrollton, Virginia

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Steve, we want to send you and your family our deepest
condolences on the death of your mother. As you know, I have so many fond memories of both of your parents. We were lucky to grow up in such a loving environment.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult moment
Eddie and Marlene Cohen, Stuart Garden alums.
(Jackie Cohen)
—Eddie Cohen, Washington, District of Columbia


   Our deepest condolences are extended to Harry, Steve, and Brenda and their families and friends at this difficult time.

  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 10/30/08:

Dear Carol: 
Just in case you are not aware, I see in the Daily Press this morning that the mother of 
  Harry Veazey, '56,   Steve Veazey, '60 and   Brenda Veazey Keech, '62, passed away on Oct. 28, 2008.  According to the paper, she passed away with complications of Alzheimer's disease.  My father passed away 18 years ago today with the same.   Mrs. Norma Lucille Tilley Veazey was a most attractive lady who worked at Sears in the Credit Department for a long time.  My prayers and sympathy are with this family.  When we finally lose a loved one from this tragic illness, it is like a real release as they actually had gone away years before. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at Peninsula Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Peninsula Memorial Park.........

Take care, Fred Mays, '60

   Thanks so much, Fred!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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