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02/02/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Margaret Wheeler Smith

Margaret Wheeler Smith
(12 Sept 1924 -  31 Jan 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 194_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have even more sad news today. 
    Margaret Wheeler Smith, mother of Samuel Craig Smith, John Smith, George Smith, Charles Smith, Andrew Smith, and Ginger Smith Reaves, and herself a graduate of Newport News High School, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the age of 84.

From the Daily Press - 02/02/09:   

                   Margaret Wheeler Smith


NEWPORT NEWS - Margaret Smith, 84, a native of Newport News, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.

Her five loves were: her Lord, her family, her country, Newport News High School and ACC Basketball. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Margaret was preceded in rest by her husband, Samuel L. Smith Jr., who died in 1965, leaving her to raise six children, who survive her, sons, Samuel Craig Smith, John Smith, George Smith, Charles Smith and his wife, Lori, Andrew Smith; daughter, Virginia Reaves; six grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.


Margaret Wheeler Smith

Friends are encouraged to visit to share words of comfort with the family.

Friends are invited to visit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks for the love and support provided by the staff of Newport News Nursing and Rehab. The family also appreciates Heartland Hospice and their support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 2/2/2009 - 2/4/2009.
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February 02, 2009

Ginger and Family,

We are thinking of you. There are no words that are sufficient to ease the loss of your Mother; may you find peace in knowing her pain is over.

We wish you good memories and continued strength.

Love, Charlotte and Bruce Sims

~ Charlotte and Bruce Sims, Gloucester, Virginia

February 02, 2009

Dear Ginger and Family:

On behalf of the entire staff and membership of Temple Baptist Church we share in your loss today.

Margaret was an amazing women who loved the Lord and was not afraid to share that love with any one she came in contact. She gave of her self in service to our Lord here at Temple serving on many committees, teaching Sunday school and mentoring the younger generation. Her loss has been felt by the WMU, the office administration and many dear friends for quite some time. She will be greatly missed by many and we look forward to meeting her again in heaven where we will all live together for eternity.

If there is anything Temple Baptist can do for you or any of the family, please call us and let us know.

Donna Clingenpeel
~ Temple Baptist Church, Newport News, Virginia

February 02, 2009

Andrew and Charles, (Lori), and Family

Laura and I are sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Please know that we are there for you if needed. May all your memories be the best and know she is in a much better place.
~ Herman Meredith, Jr., Williamsburg, Virginia

February 02, 2009

Ginger and Family,

It is with deep sadness that we learned of Margaret's death. She will always be remembered in our Sunday School Class at Temple Baptist Church as a member who touched many lives in caring for others.

We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers have been with her and the family during her recent health problems.

We share your sorrows,

The "Joy" Sunday School Class at Temple Baptist Church
~ Anonymous


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Margaret's 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





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(7 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

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