01/22/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Doris Wainwright Laughlin Dance

Doris Wainwright Laughlin Dance
(@1926 - 20 Jan 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this morning.

  From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 01/22/07 - "Dance Obituary":

(This obituary appeared in this morning's Richmond Times-Dispatch.)

   Thank you fro sending this, Shirley.  I would not have seen it otherwise.

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch - 01/22/07:

           Doris Laughlin Dance

Doris Laughlin Dance, 81, of Prince George, died Saturday, January 20, 2007, at her residence. Born in Newport News, she was the daughter of the late Harry DeWitt and Sadie Scriminger Wainwright, and the widow of Rev. Robert C. Laughlin and Clyde R. Dance. She was also preceded in death by a brother, John S. Wainwright. Mrs. Dance was a faithful servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Her purpose in life was to spread the good news of salvation to everyone she met. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1945, and graduated as a registered nurse from Mary Elizabeth Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina in 1949. She was always proud of being able to serve others as a nurse her whole life. She worked in hospitals in North Carolina and Virginia, eventually becoming a head nurse at Petersburg General Hospital from 1963 to 1971. After two years as a private duty nurse, she served 15 years as an occupational health nurse at Allied Corporation in Hopewell, Va.. She retired from Allied in 1987 to become a volunteer medical missionary to the Philippines through the Assembly of God, where she served from 1987 1989. While there, she traveled with a medical team and conducted medical clinics in many islands. Mrs. Dance continued to love and support the missions in the Philippines the rest of her life. When she returned home, she entered into nursing service as a home health care nurse and administrator. She was employed at Care Advantage, Pioneer Care Solutions, and finally The Concordia Group, where she worked until just three months before her death. Mrs. Dance was also a servant of the Baptist and the Assembly of God Churches, and served in many roles in both. Most recently she was a member of Faith Assembly in Hopewell, Va.. She was a Sunday school teacher, mission's teacher, children's teacher, jail minister, Bible study leader, and ministered to the mentally ill at Central State Hospital, and wherever she was asked by the church or felt the need. Most importantly, she was an example of Christian service to all she met. Mrs. Dance was blessed to have been married to two good Christian husbands. She was married to Rev. Robert C. Laughlin Sr. from 1949 until his death in 1984, and to Clyde R. Dance from 1990 until his death in 2004. She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Laughlin Jr., of Disputanta, Thomas L. Laughlin and wife, Dianne of Colonial Heights; a daughter, Susan L. Fogg and husband, Dave of Glen Allen; brothers, Rev. Robert Wainwright of Oxford, N.C., Billy Wainwright of Lenox, Va., Lee Wainwright of Windsor, Va.; six grandchildren, Christopher Laughlin of Hopewell, Bryan Laughlin, Greg Laughlin, both of Wake Forest, N.C., Timothy Fogg, Sarah Fogg, both of Glen Allen, Va., Billy Laughlin, and Beth Laughlin, both of Colonial Heights. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at the Petersburg Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home & Crematory, 3935 S. Crater Rd. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Asia Pacific Medical Ministries, "Asia's Little Ones", 1445 N. Boonville Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65802-1894. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 1/22/2007.

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Doris Wainwright Laughlin Dance
We are so very sorry to of the passing of your dear Mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Hugh & Carolyn Shelton (Morehead City, NC ) - January 22, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of the joyful times you shared as you celebrate a life well-lived. We pray those memories will bring you comfort. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
Maureen, Christine & Kevin Schmidt (Richmond, VA ) - January 22, 2007
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It was a privilege to be Doris's pastor for several years. She was highly dedicated to the work of God and supported missions programs and young ministers beginning in the ministry. I and Cheryl loved her and our prayers are with the family during this time of grieving. She has left you a tremendous spiritual heritage and has been an exemplary Christian.
Rev. Stanley and Cheryl Turnbull (Virginia Beach, VA ) - January 22, 2007  
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to her entire family and all her many friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Oh, How I Love Jesus

Words by Frederick Whitfield; Traditional American Melody

There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Saviour's love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner's perfect plea.

It tells me what my Father hath,
In store for every day,
And tho' I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way.

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe,
Who in each sorrow bears a part,
That none can bear below.

"Oh, How I Love Jesus" midi (as played by Joy Hardin) courtesy of http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/musicpg.htm - 05/11/06

"Oh, How I Love Jesus" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.tabslyricschords.com/MostlyChristian/Oh,%20How%20I%20Love%20Jesus%20(There%20is%20a%20Name).TXT - 05/11/06

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