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11/04/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Kathleen Sherwood

Kathleen Sherwood
(19 May 1926 - 02 Nov 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have even more sad news today.
 Kathleen Sherwood, mother of Barbara Sherwood Brickner ('64) of VA and Rhonda Sherwood Blackburn ('69) of VA, passed away in Daleville on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the age of 84.

From the Daily Press - 11/04/10:   

                   Kathleen Sherwood



NEWPORT NEWS - Kathleen Sherwood, 84, of Newport News, passed away on Nov. 2, in Daleville, Va. She was born on May 19, 1926 in Nutterville, W.Va.

She was a faithful member of Parkview Baptist Church and a retired employee of JC Penney.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Sherwood.

Cherishing her memory are her daughters, Barbara Brickner of Newport News, Rhonda Cheryl Blackburn (John) of Daleville, Va.; and stepson, Thomas Sherwood (Roberta) of Newport News; stepdaughter, Peggy Dix (Gaylord) of Eden, N.C.; grandchildren, Tim, Todd, Wade, Scott, Aimee, Missy and Katie; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Peninsula Funeral Home and funeral services will follow at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkview Baptist Church, 604 Hilton Blvd., Newport News, VA 23605 or Because We Care Ministries, P.O. Box 21806, Roanoke, VA 24018.

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

Published in Daily Press from November 4 to November 5, 2010.

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November 04, 2010

Dear Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in the loss of a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. We are grateful for the chance to work with her and you, even for just a few hours.
Stuart Kelly, Chaplain, SouthernCare Hospice

~ Stuart Kelly, Roanoke, Virginia

November 04, 2010

Barbara, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.

~ David Spriggs, NNHS 1964, Norfolk, Virginia


November 04, 2010  

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother. I know mere words can not express what you're feeling.

~ Scott and Pat Irving

November 04, 2010  

  I am so sorry for your loss Tommy and Missy, I know how much you loved her. I still remember the great Thanksgiving food she always had at her house.
All of my love,

~ Erin Hancock Sumner

November 04, 2010  

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Mrs. Sherwood was a blessing to so many and she will be deeply missed.

~ Terri & Randy Durham, Newport News, Virginia

November 05, 2010  

Barbara and family.. I am so sorry to hear about your mother.. I remember all of you fondly and am thinking of you at this sad time..

November 05, 2010  

To Kathleen's family - My prayers are with you; she was a gracious lady, and let me stay in her home in the sixties for two weeks until we found a place. God gave her a long full life. Know you will miss her. Julie Bond Waltrip

November 05, 2010  

Tommy and Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be missed by many. I will keep you all in my prayers. I will always remember when Missy was little saying, "I am going to see Grandma Kathleen."

November 06, 2010

  Kathleen was a dear friend of my late great-grandmother, Lottie Horne, and a teacher and mentor to several in our family. She was such a beautiful person. We are all richer because she touched our lives.

Deepest sympathy from the Hornes, Rineharts, and Weeks family.

~ Vicky Weeks, Colorado Springs, Colorado

November 06, 2010  

Kathleen was a wonderful women.
Having worked with her for years and still in touch, she always remained the sweet loving and dedicated person she was.
The J.C. Penney group will miss her.

November 08, 2010  

Kathleen and I worked together in the children's Sunday School Department at Parkview Baptist Church for several years. She was a great lady - quietly wise, extremely caring, and forever a friend. Lots of stories shared about her before Sunday School yesterday morning - wonderful memories. We were in the church library and it seemed every book we picked up had been read by her. Minette and I will never forget her.

~ Gary, Minette, Sam, Elizabeth Brooks

November 10, 2010  

  I will deeply miss my lovely Grandma; she made me a homemade carrot cake for every one of my birthdays. Shared many stories of her childhood in W.V. and how she met my Granddaddy. I will miss just stopping by her house and seeing her any time I felt like it; I never had to call first and she always answered the door with a big smile every time she saw me. I loved her very much.

~ Wade Foster, Newport News, Virginia

November 10, 2010  

Wade and Teresa and all the family;
Paul and I are so very sorry for your loss. There is just no love like a Grandma. Love,
Cathy and Paul

November 10, 2010  

  I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandma.

~ Ruby Manning, Newport News, Virginia

November 13, 2010  



   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Sherwood's family and friends at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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