01/31/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Norma Murphy Jennings

Norma Murphy Jennings
(1924 - 29 Jan 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news continues to arrive.  Norma Murphy Jennings, Class of 1942, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at the age of 83.


    From Johnnie Bateman ('67 / '70) of VA - 01/31/08 - "Notice for Norma Murphy Jennings":

Carol,

We've lost another fellow Typhoon.

Respectfully, Johnnie

   Thank you, Johnnie.  There were only four obituaries listed in this morning's paper, and two of them were "ours".


From the Daily Press - 01/31/08:  

               Norma Murphy Jennings

  NEWPORT NEWS - Norma Murphy Jennings, 83, a native of Newport News, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Born in 1924, she was raised in the North End community of the city and was a proud graduate of Newport News High School, Class of 1942. As a homemaker and mother, she enjoyed her rose garden, sewing, cooking, and camping. For many years, she was an active member of Braxton Perkins Post 25 American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of North Riverside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jennings was preceded in death by her husband, Claude 'C.B.' Jennings, and an infant son, Michael Alan. She was the daughter of the late Esther Joyner Murphy and Edwin Walter Murphy.
 
Norma Murphy Jennings
 

Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie J. Fay and her husband, Thomas, of Poquoson, Diane J. Berube and her husband, Marshall, of Tampa, Fla., and Claudia J. Johnsen and her husband, Jim, of Johnston, Iowa, and formerly of Lynchburg. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Shannon F. Kamenick and her husband, Scott, of Reston, Michael P. Fay of Las Vegas, Nev., Meredith B. Berube of Chicago, Ill., and Ryan H. Berube of Aurora, Ill.; and two great-grandsons, Quinn Patrick Kamenick and Brady Brooks Kamenick, both of Reston.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the funeral home with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/31/2008.
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TO BONNIE, DIANE & CLAUDIA. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO EACH OF YOU AT THIS TIME. MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT YOUR MOTHER IS NO LONGER SICK OR IN PAIN. SHE'S GONE TO A BETTER PLACE WITH HER LOVED ONES THAT WENT BEFORE HER. SHE WAS A VERY LOVING AND CARING PERSON AND LOVED HER FAMILY VERY MUCH. SHE WAS ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS AND I WILL MISS HER A LOT. WE HAD A LOT OF LONG CONVERSATIONS AND A LOT OF LAUGHS OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. I REGRET THAT I DIDN'T GET TO SEE HER ONE LAST TIME. STAY STRONG AND LEAN ON EACH OTHER WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH.

LOVE GLENDA & FRANK NICHOLS & FAMILY
GLENDA NICHOLS (LAUREL, MD) - January 31, 2008
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Bonnie, Diane and Claudia:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I completely understand as I just lost my mother 4 mo. ago. There is nothing like our mothers and we will miss them so much. I remember all the fun we had as children. Your mom was so sweet. Please accept our love and sympathy. Blessings, Sarah (Puckett) and Lou Kressaty
Sarah Kressaty (Yorktown, VA) - January 31, 2008
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Bonnie, Diane & Claudia,
How sad I was to read about the passing of one of my mother's (Wilma Broughton) oldest and dearest friends. Mom has been gone for almost 8 years, so I know how each of you are feeling. Norma was such a kind, sweet person. I will always remember her that way. My love and prayers are with each of you and your families.
Janice Topping (Hampton, VA) - February 1, 2008
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I am sorry to hear about the passing of one of my old, old friends. We have known each other since we were teenagers. Prayers are with each of you.
Doris Broughton (age 84) (Richmond, VA) - February 1, 2008
 
 
Claudia, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Barbara Brewer (Norfolk, VA) - February 1, 2008 
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   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Jennings family and their friends at this difficult time.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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In the Garden

Words and Music by Charles Austin Miles, 1912
(7 Jan 1868 - 10 Mar 1946)
 

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known


"In the Garden" midi (sequenced by Randell M. Lawson) and lyrics courtesy of http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/lyrics/inthegarden.htm - 01/31/08

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

White and Pink Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars34.html - 02/24/05

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