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Virginia Marian Pearson Burcher
Newport News High School Class of February 1938
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have still more sad news this Thursday. Marian Pearson Burcher, Class of February 1938, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the age of 92. She was the widow of George E. Burcher, Jr. (27 Dec 1918 - 20 Nov 1981). She was the sister of Edmund Pearson Whitlock of VA and Barbara Pearson Jobe of VA, and of the late Gordon T. Pearson, Estelle Pearson (28 Feb 1912 - 29 Jan 1990), and Hope Pearson Presson - Class of @ 1943 (06 Feb 1925 - 23 Apr 1998).
From the Daily Press - 01/03/13:
Marian Pearson Burcher
NEWPORT NEWS - Virginia Marian Pearson Burcher, widow of George E. Burcher, Jr., died December 30, 2012.
Born in Newport News on May 6, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Gordon Pearson and Annie Laura Trout Pearson. Her grandparents were J. Edmund Trout and Fannie Hudson Trout of Amherst, and J. E. Pearson and Ann S. Ashworth Pearson of Lunenburg.
Marian graduated from Newport News High School in 1938 and from the former Newport News Business College. She worked for Noland Company, the City School System, and Murray and Padgett, Inc., from which she retired after 32 years.
She was a member
of North Riverside Baptist Church where she served as a teacher, was a member of
Phillips Bible class, and was a grader for the Jail Ministries. She was a member
of the Business Women's Circle, a member of the Woman's Club of Hilton Village,
and Newport News Pioneers Club. Making dolls for Operation Smile was one of her
favorite charity activities. She had been a resident of the Chesapeake
Retirement Community since January 2002.
She is survived by three daughters, Virginia Marian Rehr and husband, David, of Pinopolis, SC, Avon Burcher Pryor and husband, Michael, of Winston-Salem, NC, and Beverly Lynn Burcher and husband, Russell Snipes, of Hillsborough, NC.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, Susan Rogers Street (Michael) of Waldangelloch, Germany, Mark K. Rogers (Tracey) of Pawleys Island, SC, Lauralyn Pryor of Santa Fe, NM, and Adrianne Pryor (Terra) of Charlotte, NC; five great-grandchildren, Marian Street, Julia Street, Samuel Street, all of Germany, Graham Rogers of Pawleys Island, SC, and William Barnhill-Pryor of Charlotte, NC; and two sisters, Edmund P. Whitlock and Barbara P. Jobe, both of Newport News.
Other family members surviving are John and Claire Hubbard and their family who have been a great support to her over the years; her niece Donna Pearson Chapman, who was also like a daughter to her; and a number of other very dear nieces and nephews, including Jackie Stewart, Joanne Mainwaring, Seymour Rowland, David Hubbard, Ed and Tim Whitlock, Robin, Jack and Nelson Stortz, and Dana Rayford.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon T. Pearson; and two sisters, Estelle Pearson and Hope P. Presson.
A graveside service was held for the family on January 2, 2013 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. A memorial service will be celebrated for family and friends on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2 PM at The Chesapeake Retirement Community, 955 Harpersville Road, Newport News.
of sympathy may be sent to the Virginia Baptist Benevolent Fund (Chesapeake),
P.O. Box 18430, Richmond, VA 23286-3194, or the Peninsula Rescue Mission, P.O.
Box 377, Newport News, VA 23607. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
January 03, 2013
Dear Burcher Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Marian was a prayer warrior for North Riverside Baptist Church Prayer Ministry Team since the beginning. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Movies of her are priceless. Memories of us boating on the James River with family and friends. Fellowship time at Burlock Mud Hole. We have many great memories of the 50's and 60's.
In Christ's Love, Mildred, Janet and Lockstampfor family.
~ Janet Lockstampfor, Newport News, Virginia
We are sorry for your
loss. She sounds like a lovely and loving person. So glad to know she
got to spend time with Will.
So sorry to hear of your loss. We have wonderful memories from years spent together at North Riverside. Our prayers are that you will find comfort and peace in the words of our Saviour. We will all be together again some day.
~ Phyllis Haughton & Gail Haughton O'Neal
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Burcher's family and their friends.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Shall We Gather at the River
Shall we gather at the
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.
On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.
Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.
Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.
"Shall We Gather at the River" midi
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