01/04/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Rebecca Johnson Elliott

Rebecca Johnson Elliott
(29 Mar 1909 - 2 Jan 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1925

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news today. Rebecca Johnson Elliott ('25) passed away in Hampton on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at the age of 98.. 


From the Daily Press - 01/04/08: 

                       Rebecca Johnson Elliott

  HAMPTON - Rebecca Johnson Elliott, 98, passed away on Jan. 2, 2008.

Born in the Fox Hill section of Hampton on March 29, 1909, she lived most of her life in Hampton. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1925 and attended Harrisonburg State Teacher's College.

As a young woman, she was employed by Morgan-Marrow Insurance Co. and later by the City of Hampton Treasurer's Office, where she was a deputy Treasurer at the time of her retirement. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, for over 60 years and served as Treasurer of the church for many years. At the church, she was a member of the Edith Spencer Sunday School Class and the Morning Circle of United Methodist Women. Rebecca was a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer well after her 80th birthday.
 
Rebecca Johnson Elliott
 
 
First and foremost, Rebecca was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be fondly remembered by her family as a wonderful cook for happy holiday meals shared at her table, and for the beautiful handcrafted items, such as quilts and cross-stitched pictures, that she loved to share with her family.

Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harry T. 'Cotton' Elliott, and by a daughter, Jacqueline E. Wilson, Rebecca is survived by a son, Joe J. Elliott and his wife, Dottie, of Lake Livingston, Texas; a daughter, Nancy E. Forrest and her husband, Edward, of Hampton; a sister, Katie H. Harper of Newport News; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Rebecca and Mark Donner of Hampton, Stan Jr. and Nandine Wilson of Hampton, Susan and Michael Pryor of San Antonio, Texas, Jody and Pam Elliott of Katy, Texas, Elizabeth and Ramon Vera of Friendswood, Texas, Cary Forrest of Hampton and Jay and Jennifer Forrest of Lake Wylie, S.C.; and 11 great-grandchildren, Elliott Vera, Harrison Vera, Michael Elliott, Jimmy Elliott, Anne Donner, Temple Donner, Rebecca Forrest, Spencer Forrest, Casey Forrest, Courtney Beale and Marika Beale.

The family would like to thank the following caregivers, Drina Osborne and Mary Heath of the Devonshire Assisted Living, and a special thanks to Ellen Blount and the staff of The Newport Convalescent Center.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, with the Rev. Cheryl Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery. The family will greet friends at church one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, One Beach Road, Hampton, VA 23664.

Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, downtown Hampton, 723-3191.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/4/2008.
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From the Daily Press - 01/05/08: 

                       Rebecca Johnson Elliott
 

HAMPTON - A funeral service for Rebecca Johnson Elliott, 98, who died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery.

Born in the Fox Hill section of Hampton, she lived most of her life in Hampton, where she retired from the City of Hampton Treasurer's Office as a deputy Treasurer.

Survivors include her son, Joe J. Elliott and his wife, Dottie, of Lake Livingston, Texas; a daughter, Nancy E. Forrest and her husband, Edward, of Hampton; a sister, Katie H. Harper of Newport News; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will greet friends at church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be in the form of donations to the building Fund of First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, One Salt Ponds Road, Hampton, VA 23664.

Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, downtown Hampton, 723-3191.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/5/2008.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gary & Stella Harris (Yorktown, VA) - January 4, 2008 
 
 
I am sorry to hear about your loss.
In union with God I shall put my trust; I shall not be afraid. Please find comfort from God's word the Bible.
Norma Williams (Suffolk, VA) - January 4, 2008 
 
 
Nancy, I am so sorry. Rebecca was loved so very much here at The Devonshire. We will all miss her the staff was very sad when I told them the news .If you need anything, give us a call; we will all be here for you.

Mary & staff
Mary Heath (Hampton, VA) - January 4, 2008 
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Rebecca was my mentor. She taught me to be a mother and homemaker by her example. She was an artist with a needle, whether a sewing needle, knitting needles or crochet hook. Her culinary skills were without equal. Mostly, she was a loving mother and grandmother. With much love, Patsy
Patricia Rand (San Antonio, TX) - January 4, 2008
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Sorry to read of your loss, but I know God has one more angel on his staff. My sympathy goes out to you at this time but He never gives us more than we can handle. Keep strong in the word. Jerry L Londeree
Jerry Londeree (The Villages, FL) - January 4, 2008
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   Our deepest condolences are extended to Mrs. Elliott's Family and friends.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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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

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

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

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