11/28/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Jeanette Zoumplis

Jeanette R. Zoumplis
(1923 - 25 Nov 2006)

Newport News High School

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news this morning.  Jeanette Zoumplis, mother of    Nowell Zoumplis ('66) of VA and the late    Jerry Zoumplis ('61) has passed away in Newport News at the age of 83.


  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 11/28/06 - "Sad News":

Good morning, Carol: 

Hope all is well with you. I noticed in this morning's Daily Press that Jeanette Zoumplis passed away on November 25, 2006. She was the mother of Nowell Zoumplis and they both were Graduates of NNHS.  Just wanted to let you know before I run to work. 

Catherine Hudson

   Thank you so much for letting us know, Cathy.  I found your note before I'd had the opportunity of reading the Daily Press online.  I remember this family quite well.  Nowell is a member of our online Typhoon Family, as was Jerry, before his untimely death in March of 2005:



   Mr. Zoumplis served well and faithfully as  President of the Newport News High School Band Parents Association.


1965 Anchor, p. 12
"With a combination of smile and tears, the Band Sweetheart (Brenda Clarke - '65) accepted her bouquet of red roses." "Mr. C. N. Zoumplis, Band Parents Association president,
presented the attendant
(Kay Andleton - '65)
with a bouquet of yellow roses."
  Jeanette R. Zoumplis

NEWPORT NEWS - Jeanette R. Zoumplis, loving mother, grandmother and friend, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006. She was born in Newport News in 1923 and attended Newport News High School. Her love of people was reflected in her service as a nurse's aid during World War II. She adored children and was a teacher for many years, teaching at Mary Atkins Christian School and Trinity Lutheran School. She also belonged to the 'Return to Sender' Elvis Fan Club and was a dedicated, lifelong member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Chris N. Zoumplis and son, Gerald Zoumplis. Survivors include her son, Nowell Zoumplis and his wife, Anna of Newport News; grandson, Dorian Zoumplis and his wife, Shannon of Germantown, Md. and granddaughter, Angela Zoumplis of Newport News. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Larry Edmonds. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/28/2006.
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Haven't seen Aunt Jeanette since I was a child 50 years ago, but I still remember. My condolences to the family. I know she's enjoying a wonderful homecoming. I'm Whit Dameron's son. He was her cousin. He passed away in September at age 82.
Leonard Dameron (Hampton, VA ) - November 28, 2006
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Zoumplis Family:
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. I hope you can find comfort in fond memories and the knowledge that she is now in a better place. Let me know if I can do anything to help.
Kim Justis (Newport News, VA ) - November 28, 2006
SANDRA JONES (NEWPORT NEWS, VA ) - November 28, 2006
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So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I remember her well, and occasionally saw her out shopping not that long ago! She always had a kind word and sweet smile. May you take comfort in knowing the blessing that came from such a sweet Mother.
John & Cheryl Howard
Cheryl Howard (Yorktown, VA ) - November 28, 2006
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the death of Jeanette. She and Chris were like family to Mom, Dad, and me when I was growing up. I remember many happy times our families had together.
Dennis Fry (Gurnee, IL ) - November 28, 2006
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My Sincere Sympathy to the Zoumplis Family. I remember being your neighbor in Ivy Farms. Knowing Jeanette was a real pleasure; we talked about Elvis and N.N.H.S. and her children and grandchildren. She will be missed a lot.
Catherine Hudson (Newport News, VA ) - November 28, 2006
We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Her kindness will always remain in our hearts.
John & Alice Oldfield (Gloucester Point, VA ) - November 30, 2006
Mrs. Zoumplis was my kindergarten teacher at Mary Atkins. She was a wonderful person in my life at a young age. I still remember her kindness after 32 years.
Gay Sterman (Fishersville, VA ) - December 3, 2006
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I remember your family at Chestnut Avenue, as well through the NN Band years. My sympathies to you and a special hello to Nowell. Your mom was a lovely person.
Patsy Hallett (Richmond, VA ) - December 4, 2006
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Nowell, Anna & children
We were sorry to see the passing of your mother recently. Apologize for not attending but I was sick at the time myself. She was a great person, even though we didn't visit we thought of you all often. Didn't have your address so this is the best that I could do to send you our sympathy in your time of grief.
Cousins Linda, Sidney & families (Windsor, VA ) - December 5, 2006
Just learned of your mother's passing. My dad and I are so sorry to hear this. We both remember her well and will remember the good times that we had with your mom and dad.

Eddie and Lawrence Perry
Ed Perry (Knoxville, TN ) - December 5, 2006
Nowell So sorry to hear about your mother's death. I can remember being at your home many time playing with Jerry & Johnny Oldfield. I used to see your mother at the stores many times in past years and would always stop and introduce myself. Know you will miss her but just remember the good times. Take care and know you are in my prayers. From an old Buxton Avenue person!
Karrin Williams Frankie (Newport News, VA ) - December 7, 2006
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Zoumplis' friends and family, particularly Nowell, at this
difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

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