- NNHS Newsletter - Glenda Howard Parker
Glenda Lee Howard Parker
(d. 09 Feb 2020)
Newport News High School Class
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news
Howard Parker, Class of
and sister of
passed away in Williamsburg on Sunday, February 09,
2020 at the age of 78.
From the Daily Press
Glenda Howard Parker
Glenda Howard Parker, 78, of Williamsburg passed away peacefully on February
9th, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.
Glenda was born in Lynchburg, VA and moved to Newport News at the age of
one, in 1942, where she resided for most of her life. She graduated from
Newport News High School in 1959 and married her high school sweetheart,
Donald, to whom she was married for 59 years.
She was a talented and awarded needlework artist who was very active in area
clubs like Tidewater Sampler Guild (25+ years), Colony Homemaker's Club (45+
years), Williamsburg Rose and Thistle, and Golden Thimble (25+ years), where
she served as Chairwoman for many years. Glenda enjoyed these hobbies and
clubs with many wonderful friends along the way.
Glenda worked at several places in her lifetime. The last position held was
with Newport News Public Schools for 14 years, where she worked with her
beloved younger sister, Teresa, in Continuing Education. She served the
community by volunteering 14 years at Mary Immaculate Hospital and by being
a generous donator to organizations that touched her heart, like Hospice
House in Williamsburg.
Glenda is survived
by a small, but loving, family including husband, Donald R. Parker;
daughter, Hope Parker Purvis and Son-in-law, Eric; grandchildren, Skyler,
Chloe, and Griffin Purvis; sister, Teresa Howard Blaum, and brother-in-law,
There will be a memorial service on Friday, February 21st at 2pm, at
Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to Hospice House of Williamsburg or Williamsburg Humane Society.
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Enjoyed so much visiting with her
at Colony Pool for many years. Prayers for all of your family. She was a
~ Dianne and Larry Puckette,
Newport News, Virginia
Donald, sorry to hear about
Glenda's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Many
fond memories of our card games years ago. She was Terry's favorite
babysitter, and a very dear friend.
a lovely lady. We enjoyed seeing her and Donald around Williamsburg,
especially at New York Deli. We are sorry we can't be at the service, and
extend our deepest sympathy to Donald and the family.
Bonnie and Ben Manning
~ Ben and Bonnie Manning, Williamsburg, Virginia
Donald, and family. Glenda was such a lovely one the last time I saw her.
Teresa, I would be there if I could. My heart breaks for you and the family.
Much love, Barbara Jones
~ Barbara Jones
all miss her at Golden Corral. My thought and prayers are with the family.
She was a beautiful lady inside and out . I always loved how she wanted me
to fill her in with my life when she came in . She would give me good advice
Our deepest sympathies are
extended to Glenda's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult
is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Blest Be the Tie that Binds
John Fawcett (1740-1817), after 1772
Music (Dennis) by
Hans Georg Nägeli
(26 May 1773 - 26 Dec 1836)
1. Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
2. Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent pray'rs;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,
Our comforts and our cares.
3. We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.
4. When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.
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