- NNHS Newsletter - Margaret Crute Sisson
Margaret Crawford Crute
(15 Oct 1937 - 19 Feb 2012)
Hampton High School Class
Friends and Schoolmates,
There is still more sad news this
Margaret Crute Sisson, Hampton High School Class of 1956, wife of
Richard Sisson ('58) of VA, passed away in Deltaville on
Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the age of 74.
From the Daily Press
Margaret Crawford Crute Sisson, having served in the Church Militant is now
in the Church Triumphant Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
Margaret was a loving and beloved partner to Richard B. Sisson in 50 years
of ministry. She was a leader in the United Methodist Women, loving mother,
grandmother, sister and aunt, secretary, and licensed practical nurse. She
was born Oct. 15, 1937.
She leaves behind her husband; daughter, Kathryn Martin and son-in-law,
Howard Martin; granddaughters, Kelsey and Lindsey Purvis; son, Lee Sisson
and daughter-in-law, Lauren Sisson; grandsons, Kevin and Brian Sisson;
sister, Barbara Johnson Weiss; brother, William H. Crute, sisters-in-law,
Myrtle S. Johnson and Rosemary S. Tacy; brother-in-law, Gerald L. Sisson;
many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins; and dear friend,
Margaret Crute Sisson
She graduated from
Hampton High School in 1956, and worked at Langley Laboratory NACA-NASA, Air
Force Accounting and Finance Center, CONARC, Bedford Hospital, and Dinwiddie
Public Schools. She traveled with mission teams to India, Russia, Costa
Rica, Belize, Cuba and Mozambique, and enjoyed cruising and playing cards
with her family.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Bristow-Faulkner
Funeral Home, in Saluda, and funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at
Clarksbury United Methodist Church, in Deltaville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Clarksbury
United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 10 Hardyville, VA 23070. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Published in Daily Press from February 21 to February 22, 2012.
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My condolences to Richard, my NNHS 1958 classmate during
this time of loss. I enjoyed my times with Margaret at our
class gatherings. The mutual love and respect of your
marriage and partnership in life was always evident.
Hope your memories bring comfort to you and your family.
With our deepest sympathy,
~ Emmanuel UMW, Mathews, Virginia
Dick, Myrtle, Rosemary,
and Gerald as well as well as all the rest of the family and friends
have shared the adventure of having a vibrant, nurturing and devoted
companion on our walk through this life.
Bart and I grieve with you, the loss of one who gave so much to so
many. Each one had at least I Margaret story in our memory book of
The Sisson family has long since been an important place in our
life. Bart and Lee were at NACA/NASA and First Church-Hampton bound
all of us together. She has been joyfully greeted in the Church
Our love and prayers to each of you.
Beverly & Bart Geer
we were so sad to hear about Margaret's death. We
have nice memories of you all. God bless you. Peace,
& Susan Carmines
dearest mother, I will miss you more than you know.
I am writing this note here because I cannot speak
without being broken in tears. I will remember many,
many happy times we have shared over the course of
our lifetime. Camping in the Smoky Mountains, the
bear cubs that Lee scared away with his screams when
we were walking to the restroom armed only with a
flashlight in the middle of the night. You weren't
scared of the dark or what would be out there
because you had the Lord in your heart and you
yourself were a mama bear. I remember those little
itchy wool dresses that you dressed me in… they were
the style at the time. You took me to Brownie
meetings, to practice with the majorettes in the
Christmas parade, you were a devout member of the
PTA at any school we attended; and there were many
schools but your support was never ending. You
attended the football games that I cheered at, and
the many gymnastic meets that I competed in. You
were there for the choral concerts and you sang
under your breath and often out loud despite the
fact that you couldn't carry a tune if someone put
it in a bucket and handed it to you. But I didn't
care; I was glad that you were there. You helped me
with my homework, even when it was hard, you would
read the book and do your best to help me to
understand. Now that I am attempting to help my
teenagers with Algebra II and other subjects I
realize just how hard it had to have been for you
because I struggle with that now; but because you
helped me I do my best to help my daughters in the
same way. I remember all of the baking we did
together…especially your favorite, those little
orange blossom cupcakes and chocolate chip
cookies…we would have tea parties with the UMW
ladies and we would bring out the silver and polish
it to get ready for those special occasions. I now
enjoy baking with my daughters more than you know
because those are some of my favorite memories from
my childhood. You raised me in the church, sent me
on youth witness missions, you made sure I learned
the Word. For this I will be eternally grateful. You
were a good mother, no one could ask for more. I
love you dearly and I will miss you immensely. I
only wish we spent more time together….there never
seems to be enough time…I do find reassurance in
knowing that I will see you again. You are not
suffering in this worldly body but rejoicing in
Heaven in your new body filled with Light and Love!
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Proverbs 31: 29-31
With all of my Love, your daughter Kathy
You will be missed by everyone you met.
~ Paul Clark, Hampton, Virginia
I have the best memories
of times with you guys by the pool at Kat's. You will be dearly
missed but I know that heaven is a brighter place with your being
called home! We cry because we miss you but rejoice that you are in
heaven with our Father. We await the day that we to are called home
so that we may see your sweet smiling face again. Praying for your
Val and family
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Sisson's passing. I always enjoyed
being with both of you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
My sympathy to you
and all the family. Mrs. Sisson was a wonderful person who
touched many lives in a positive way and I will always
remembered her spirit. God bless you all.
My sincere sympathy
goes out to the Sisson family in their time of sorrow and
although there will be a void in their life, may they rejoice in
the knowledge that you are with your heavenly father. Your
My deepest sympathies
to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
~ Aundrea Dagenhart
So sorry to read in the paper that your sister had passed away.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I remember
meeting Margaret at our 30th-year high school reunion. I hope
you have many good memories to help you at this difficult time.
February 22, 2012
Mr. Sisson, I want to tell you how much Henderson United Methodist
Church UMW appreciated Margaret's enthusiasm for and belief in the
United Methodist Women.
I remember a Christmas program that you and she did together that was so
impressive. Everything she did, she did with such grace and enthusiasm
and it was contagious. Our UMW looked forward to seeing her at meetings.
We shall miss seeing her but are grateful for having known her. Our
sympathy to you and your family.
~ Ruby Albrite and the
February 23, 2012
Bettie Ann and I are holding you in our prayers. I remember
serving with you on the Rappahannock District. Margaret was a wonderful
person and deeply dedicated Christian. Cherish your memories of the life
Dick, and the Sisson Family,
We remember Margaret so well from the days of the Young
Working Adults group at the First Methodist Church in
Hampton in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Margaret was a
warm, fun-loving, and dynamic member of that group, and a
wonderful friend. We are so happy that she met you, Dick,
and that she has had such a happy and fulfilling life with
you, your children, and in the Methodist churches you have
We send you our love and very sincere sympathy,
~ Jeff and Sandra Stroud
Margaret is a
dear, precious sister in Christ who has now moved on her
next field of service in the heavenly quarters. I
appreciated Dick and Margaret's collegial friendship and
advice they shared as we served together on the
Rapppahannock District, their support to my wife as we got
married and Betty became a new preacher's wife, and
Margaret's smile and cheerfulness. God bless you, Richard,
in this time of transition. No one will miss her more than
Betty just commented how Margaret and Elaine DeJong took her
under their wings and mentored her as a pastor's wife.
Margaret always had a hug for Betty. Margaret was truly a
Our deepest sympathies are
extended to Richard and Margaret's entire family and their friends at this time.
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Servant of God, Well Done!
Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)
(The Methodist Hymnal,
Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on
the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown
Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!
O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.
Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?
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- well, I cannot seem to locate that
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