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02/03/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jean Winn Gammon

Jean Paige Winn Gammon
(11 Sept 1929 - 30 Jan 2019)

Newport News High School Class of June 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  We have still more sad news this Sunday.
  Jean Winn Gammon, Best Looking Girl in the Class of June 1946, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

   Sister of the late Freddie Winn, her husband, Carlton Gammon, Class of June 1943, preceded her in death by just 25 days.


From the Daily Press - 02/03/19:

                   Jean Winn Gammon

   

NEWPORT NEWS - Jean Winn Gammon of Newport News, passed away on January 30, 2019, at the age of 89. Born on September 11, 1929 in Ivor, Virginia, she moved to Newport News with her family in her early teens.

As a student attending Newport News High School, she was a member of the Typhoon's Flag Twirlers and was elected to the school's Hall of Fame as a senior with outstanding qualities.

After graduating in 1946, Jean attended Florida Southern College and William and Mary College, where she met the love of her life, Carlton Gammon. They had three children and were married for nearly 70 years.

 

 
 
 


Jean was a loving, kind, compassionate, strong Southern woman with class and elegance. She loved the outdoors and had an amazing "green thumb". Always a step ahead, she was an avid organic gardener and health food enthusiast long before it became commonplace.

A long-time member and president of the Newicton Garden Club, she successfully competed in and judged numerous local flower arranging competitions. As wife and mother, she was a loving and devoted advocate for her family, actively supporting her husband's many civic activities and attending her children's various sporting and dramatic events.

When the family business, Gammon's Antiques, relocated its showroom to a new location in Newport News, Jean willingly served as the store's manager and buyer for 11 years.

She was a member of the Newport News Women's Club, the Williamsburg Country Club's ladies 9-hole golf group, the Edgar Casey Foundation and the Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, James Carlton Gammon, Sr., parents, Frederick Saunders and Margaret Boykin Winn, Sr., and brother, Frederick Saunders Winn, Jr., Jean is survived by her children, sons James C. Gammon, Jr. (JoAnne), Donald W. Gammon, daughter Vicky A. Gammon, granddaughters Carey Gammon Pierce (Ken), Leslie Gammon Rogers (Drew) and four great-grandchildren.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, February 3 from 2pm - 3:30pm at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home, Monday, February 4 at 1:00pm, with graveside service immediately following at Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on February 3, 2019.
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February 03, 2019

I am so sorry for your family's loss; she was always welcoming with a smile. A very loving home.

~ Stephen Chapman, Newport News, Virginia
 


February 03, 2019

I remember your grandmother as graceful and poised. You were so lucky to have her so close by! Hugs to you all as you send her off. Love, Susie

~ Susie Van Guilder, Emerald Isle, North Carolina
 


February 03, 2019

So many wonderful memories of times spent with Jean...always kind...always loving

~ Anita Souther, Salisbury, North Carolina
 


February 03, 2019

So sorry to hear your mama's passing. She was a lovely person, and she was always so kind to me.
Prayers for you all.

~ Judy Watson, Newport News, Virginia
 


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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Gammon's family and 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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Words by Henry W. Baker
Music by John B. Dykes


The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth;
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me;
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.


"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 1999, and extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of http://users.stargate.net/~bmames/ht0057_.htm - 09/09/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

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

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03     

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05.

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