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12/10/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Margaret Burns Edwards

Margaret Anne Burns Edwards
(23 Nov 1948 - 08 Dec 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1967

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   I was devastated this morning to read of the death of 
   Margaret Burns Edwards, Class of 1967, wife of   Bruce Edwards ('67) of VA.  The sister of Lee Burns ('68) of MO and Robert Burns ('71) of VA and of the late  Barbara Burns Reeves ('65) (09 Aug 1947 - 29 Apr 2005) and Carol Burns Crouch (d. 22 Jan 1998), and sister-in-law of Robert Wayne Edwards of TX, Margaret passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News fifteen days after her 62nd birthday.

  From Richard Rawls ('71) of VA - 12/10/10, 6:09 AM - "Passing of    Margaret Burns Edwards":


Margaret Burns Edwards and her husband 
  Bruce L. Edwards both attended Newport News High School.


   Thank you, Richard. I was just finishing this Newsletter when I caught your note.  Margaret and I reconnected several years ago, and enjoyed occasional long phone calls over the years.  We sat with her and Bruce at their 40-Year Reunion in the fall of 2007, and I truly enjoyed her company.  She was the go-to person whenever I had questions or needs.  The last time I heard from her was in early July when she asked me to post an urgent announcement concerning Min-Pin rescue, characteristically thinking of others:

   She always selflessly offered to supply free floral arrangements for any NNHS class gathering.  I normally do not choose animated Divider Lines for Memorial Newsletters, but I selected this one as I imagined Margaret's floral shop in Poquoson would be a beautiful, festive sight this time of year, and it made me think of her. I shall miss her.

From the Daily Press - 12/10/10:  

                   Margaret Burns Edwards


POQUOSON - Margaret Ann Edwards, 62, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News.

She was born Nov. 23, 1948, in Hutchins, Texas, and had resided in Poquoson for the past 24 years. Margaret retired from Verizon and became the owner of Floral Fashions of Poquoson. She was known in the community around her as a caring and compassionate person, and will always be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.


Margaret Burns Edwards

Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie Maude and Leburn Ottis Burns Sr.; and sisters, Barbara Reeves and Carol Burns Crouch.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Bruce L. Edwards; two loving daughters, Amy C. Lockhart and husband, Rob F. III, and their son, Ben, all of Raleigh, N.C., and Emily K. Holloway and husband, Shannon W., and their children, Shannon and Kristopher, all of Poquoson; two brothers, Leburn Burns Jr. and wife, Vicki, and their children, Justin, Hannah, and Martha, all of St. Louis, Mo., and Robert Burns and wife, Cindy, and their children, Phillip and Lauren, all of Yorktown; brother-in-law, Robert Wayne Edwards and wife, Trudy of Helotes, Texas; and special companion, "Fiona."

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and at other times at 7 Freemoor Drive, Poquoson. A celebration of Margaret's life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, by Pastor M. A. Truckenmiller of Breakthrough Worship Center. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.

Arrangements are by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Online condolences to
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December 10, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ John and Linda Vinacco, Poquoson, Virginia

December 10, 2010

It will be hard to go to the shop and not see her in her chair, she was so caring and giving. She will truly be missed by all of us, nothing will be the same without her. We have good memories that she leaves us, to help comfort us and the family during this time.

December 10, 2010

  I will always see your light in Bruce, Amy, and Emily's eyes. Your grandchildren will carry you with them always in their hearts. Your spirit will always be with us! We love you!

~ Cindy Burns, Yorktown, Virginia

December 10, 2010

Our deepest condolences go out to Bruce and his entire family during this very difficult time. Your Submarine Fleet Support shipyard family has you in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Laura Shearin, Newport News, Virginia

December 10, 2010

In Loving Memory of a wonderful person. I will miss not seeing her at the shop and talking with her about our four legged companions. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Debbie Dryden, Poquoson, Virginia


December 10, 2010

My your family find peace in the Lord. Margaret was always so helpful when I visited Floral Fashions; she will be greatly missed!
Susan and Elliott Duty

December 10, 2010
  Bruce, Emily, and Amy,
Margaret has been part of my life, from the first moment I met her at Verizon over 20 years - the most caring, giving, loving, and understanding friend you could ever have. I will miss her every day, our conversations about our grandchildren and our family.
Bruce, Emily, Amy, you will always be in my heart.

December 10, 2010
I remember all the times that we talked at Verizon, venting about the company and discussing our medical issues. Rest in peace Margaret and God bless Bruce and the rest of the family.

December 10, 2010
Bruce and Family,

We just learned of Margaret's passing.
We are so sorry to hear that and we will keep her and your family in our prayers.

December 10, 2010
Bruce, Just wanted you know, you and your family are in my prayers. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways trust in him and he will guide your path straight.

December 10, 2010
We are very sorry to hear about Margaret. We will keep you all in our prayers.

~ Brad and Rachel Chauvin


December 10, 2010
It will be sad to walk into the shop and not see Margaret in her chair at the counter. May her family and friends take comfort in memories.

December 10, 2010
I learned of Margaret's passing yesterday and was very saddened.
I only knew her through our conversations when ordering altar flowers for my church, 1st UCC of Hampton. What a dear lady. She will greatly missed.

December 10, 2010
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

December 10, 2010
Margaret had the biggest heart of anyone I know...such a love for her pets, grandchildren, family, and the Lord. I have faith that she is smiling down on us and I thank her for the wonderful times we shared. I miss her greatly and pray for her family during this difficult time.

December 10, 2010



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Bruce and all of Margaret's family as well as her many classmates and friends at this difficult time.

From Nancy Sosebee Seay ('67) of AZ - 12/10/10:

So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing.   She was a sweet person and loved by everyone.   My prayers to Bruce and Family.
Nancy Seay (Phoenix, AZ)

   Thank you so much, Nancy.

   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

It Is Well with My Soul

Words by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1876

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't:
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
"Even so" it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

"It Is Well with My Soul" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of  - 11/14/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 03/15/05

Animated Greenery with Flashing Amber Lights Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/15/08

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