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11/22/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sue Jeffers Garrett

Anita Sue Jeffers Garrett
(1945 - 20 Nov 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
I am devastated to report this latest sad news this morning. 
  Susie Jeffers Garrett, Class of 1963, wife of    Billy Garrett ('62) of NC, passed away in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the age of 63.  She was the sister of    Michael Jeffers ('61) of VA, Scott Jeffers ('68) of VA, Tommy Jeffers of VA, and Jack Kevin Jeffers of VA.

   Her parents, Vinza and Sara Kibler Jeffers,  predeceased her:

   If ever a spirit smiled, it was Susie's.  I can scarcely imagine her without that glorious smile lighting her face or twinkling her beautiful eyes.  I wish that I'd been able to reconnect with her in recent years as I have with so many others.

 From the Daily Press - 11/22/08:   

              Anita Sue Jeffers Garrett


ZEBULON - Anita Sue Garrett, 63, died Thursday at Wake Medical Center.

A native of Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of the late Alvinza Benedict Jeffers and Sara Jane Kibler Jeffers.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. The family will receive friends following the services at the home of William and Sue Garrett, 100 Belgium Place, Zebulon, NC 27597.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, William Ira Garrett Jr.; daughters, Kimberley Mowery and husband, Ray of Newport News, Va., Jennifer Tucker and husband, Terry of Garner; son, William Ira Garrett III "Billy" and wife, Cindy of Mathews County, Va.; brothers, Michael Franklin Jeffers of Newport News, Va., Jeffrey Scott Jeffers and wife, Cheryl of Smithfield, Va., Tommy Jeffers and wife, Marilyn of Richmond, Va., and Jack Kevin Jeffers and wife, Billie Jean of Newport News, Va.; grandchildren, Megan Mowery, William Alvinza-Scott Garrett, Nicklaus Landon Garrett, Travis Mowery, Steven Stafford, Savannah Stafford and Kyle Tucker.



In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Ian Mowery.

Condolences may be sent to: www.bryan-leefuneralhome.comView and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 11/22/2008.
Guest Book

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My wife and I have enjoyed being your neighbors and we are so sorry to hear of Susie's passing. We enjoyed every minute we got to spend with Susie and wish we could have spent more time with her; she was always such a sweet lady. My favorite memory of Susie has to be when I would leave for work in the mornings I would look over and see Susie on her front porch waving to me as I was backing out of my driveway. That made Amy and me feel so welcome to our new neighborhood. I'm sure that she is now sitting right next to God smiling down on us all telling us it's alright because she no longer has to suffer anymore. We will miss you so much, Susie! Bill, Amy and I send our condolences to you and your entire family, and if you ever need anything you just let me know; I will always be right next door.

Chris Hodges,
Zebulon, North Carolina

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kim, Billy and Jennifer, I was so sorry to hear about your mother. I remember all the times we were over your house and at the fields playing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. I will keep your family in my prayers and call if you need anything.

Tracy Rippy Johnston
Tracy Rippy, Newport News, Virginia Contact Me

Saturday, November 22, 2008

To the family of my beloved cousin Susie. My deepest condolences to you all. Susie brought many thousands of hours of joy to my life and she will forever be greatly missed by us all. May the Lord comfort you at this difficult time. Love, Phyllis Tilman Albert
Phyllis Albert, Newport News, Virginia

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kim, sorry for your loss. I haven't seen you in a few years. I'm not sure if I ever met your mom. My mom told me about it today. Take care Kevin
Kevin Garrett, Raleigh, North Carolina Contact Me

I am sorry to hear of your loss, just remember there is no more pain or suffering for Mrs. Garrett. May the Lord keep your family in his tender loving arms through this time.  

Menomia Miller 
Raleigh, NC

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I want to extend my sympathy to all of Susie's Family. I enjoyed knowing her all the years that we were together at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Nancy Jane Cyrus Bains
Nancy Jane Bains, Hampton, Virginia

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Michael, I am so sorry to hear about Susie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jane Monfalcone Simmons
Jane Simmons, Dahlonega, Georgia Contact Me

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The family in Mathews and on the Island want to say we are so sorry for your lost. We are going to miss her smiling face. We do love you all thinking about you and praying for you as well.
The Smith's
Tabby Clark, Hudgins, Virginia Contact Me

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dear "Billy," I remember Susie from "years back" and was so very sorry to hear of her death! She was such a sweet person and will be sadly missed by all who were privileged to have known her. May God wrap you in the comfort of his sustaining love. Our heartfelt prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Bill and Jane Denton Waters, FUMC, Newport News, VA.
Jane Waters, Newport News, Virginia


   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Garrett and Jeffers families and their friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  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

Trust and Obey

- Lyrics by John H. Sammis, 1887;
Music by Daniel B. Towner

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear,
Not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss,
Not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

But we never can prove
The delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows,
For the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet.
Or we'll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do,
Where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

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Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

 Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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