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12/28/14 - NNHS Newsletter - David Wilsted

David Wilsted
(d. 25 Dec 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1971

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There is yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  David Wilsted, Class of 1971, passed away unexpectedly in Newport News on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the age of 62.

   He was the brother of  Richard Wilstead ('67) and Cindy Wilstead Burns of VA.

From the Daily Press - 12/27/14:

                 David (Killer) Wilsted
NEWPORT NEWS - David (Killer) Wilsted, 62, passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2014.

David worked at Busch Gardens making sure the rides were safe for everyone.

David is survived by his brother, Richard Wilsted, Jr.; his "baby" sister, Cindy Burns; his nephew, Phillip David Burns and wife, Nancy; and his niece, Laurence Nichole Burns.

The family wants to say "Thank you" to the group who looked out for and took care of him at Busch! A special thank you to Mike for being his fishing buddy and caring so much!

The family will be receiving friends Monday, December 29, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request you make a donation to "The Paws for the Cause" cancer relay team at Tabb Elementary School. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on December 27, 2014.
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December 27, 2014

Dave, you were a great brother. I loved being your baby sister! Thanks for all the wonderful memories we shared. I will still call you when I need something. I know you will still be here for me just as you have been. I love you, my friend!

~ Cindy Burns, Yorktown, Virginia


December 27, 2014

A new angel in Heaven has been welcomed with open arms; Jesus saves us all.

~ Thennia Tucker, Yorktown, Virginia


December 27, 2014

So sorry for your loss. The Sagers will keep you all in our prayers.

~ Meghan McMahon, Alexandria, Virginia


December 27, 2014

~ One source Friend, Newport News, Virginia


December 27, 2014

David, you were greatly loved by your "little" sister. Peace to you and the family you leave behind.

~ Linda Beckeer, Williamsburg, Virginia

December 27, 2014
Dear Richard, Cindy and the extremely sorry for the loss of your brother and loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

~ Jim Ridenhour, Carrollton, VirginiaContact Me

December 28, 2014
David will be greatly missed. He always had a smile and kind word for others (at least when I was around). He was an all around good guy and I am grateful to have known him. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

~ Georgette Ales, Newport News, Virginia


December 28, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss, Carol. Thinking about you and your family at this difficult time.

~ Gail Kent, Newport News, Virginia

December 28, 2014
David was a good friend and coworker. I will truly miss our talks we had at work. My prayers are with Cindy and Richard. May you find peace in the fact that David is at peace now.

~ Phillip Jackson, Seaford, Virginia

December 28, 2014
Thank you for being there for everyone, David. From your family, to guests at the park, and the people you worked with. We all love you. Thanks David. You made a difference. Rest well, my friend.

~ Jeremy Causey, Williamsburg, Virginia


December 28, 2014
Killer, I will miss all of our talks and laughs at work. I will miss fishing with you. Thank you for being at my wedding; it made it complete. You are more than a friend, you are our family, and you are forever in my heart. We will all need strength to get through such a dear person's loss. Richard and Cindy, we have you in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Mike and Angie Ayers, Shacklefords, Virginia


December 29, 2014
He always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed.

~ Unsigned

December 29, 2014
Cindy and all family,
We are so sorry to hear about this additional loss in your family. Cherish your happy memories from throughout the years. All of you will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this time. God Bless all of you.

~ Kitty and Terry Heffington, Newport News, Virginia

December 29, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. Even though we never worked on a single project together, he always took time to speak to me whenever we saw each other in the park. He will be missed here too.

~ Sheila Cox

December 29, 2014
For Cindy and Richard, "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ" in these next days and weeks of mourning and missing your brother and loved one.

~ Becky Lupton, Newport News, Virginia

December 30, 2014
Rest in peace, darlin'. It was my greatest pleasure that we met! Give 'em hell in heaven! Love you!

~ Caril Goodell, Stanwood, Washington


December 31, 2014


December 31, 2014



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Wilsted family 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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Sometime, Somewhere

Words by Ophelia G. Adams
Music by Charles D. Tillman

Unanswered yet? The prayer lips have pleaded
In agony of heart these many years?
Does faith begin to fail, is hope departing,
And think you all in vain those falling tears?
Say not the Father hath not heard your prayer;
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere,
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Tho' when you first presented
This one petition at the Father's throne,
It seemed you could not wait the time of asking,
So urgent was your heart to make it known.
Tho' years have passed since then, do not despair;
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere,
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Nay, do not say ungranted;
Perhaps your part is not yet wholly done,
The work began when first your prayer was uttered,
And God will finish what he has begun
If you will keep the incense burning there;
His glory you shall see, sometime, somewhere,
His glory you shall see, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Faith cannot be unanswered;
Her feet were firmly planted on the Rock;
Amid the wildest storm prayer stands undaunted,
Nor quails before the loudest thunder shock;
She knows Omnipotence has heard her prayer,
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere,"
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere."

"Sometime, Somewhere" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, copyright 1999) and lyrics courtesy
of - 10/03/05

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of 02/10/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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