01/11/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Gertrude Hall Burks
Gertrude Hall Burks
Newport News High School Class of June 1942
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news today. Gertrude Hall Burks, Class of June 1942, passed away in Hampton on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Burks, and her son, Bill Burks.
From the Daily Press - 01/11/18:
Annie Gertrude Hall Burks
HAMPTON - Annie Gertrude Burks departed this life on January 2, 2018 at the age of 95.
She was a native of Wicomico, Virginia, and then moved to the peninsula and has lived here since.
She was a graduate of Newport News High School in 1942, and a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church for 60 plus years, where she was a member of the Loyalty Sunday School class and the Hunt & Hancock Circle.
She worked at Sturgess Newport printing company for 30 years and then moved to Braceland Brothers in Williamsburg for an additional 10 years as a master printer.
Her survivors are her daughter, Carolyn Powell and her husband Wayne; her surviving grandchildren are Jeremy Powell, Teresa Powell, and Nia Burk, as well as one great grandson, Derrick Powell, and her special cousins, Amalita Thomas, Joyce Hogge and Faye LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Ivy Memorial Baptist Church in her name.
The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 AM Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church.
Immediately following at 11:00 AM, a memorial Service will be held by Pastor Dr. Brian Williams and Richard Wood.
Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton,
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Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Burks' family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Lead, Kindly Light
Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865
Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.
I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!
So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!
Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.
"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04
Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Line 69 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/images/line69.gif - 03/14/10
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