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02/27/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Bonnie Greene Sparrow

Bonnie Greene Sparrow
(d. 25 Feb 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 1950

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,    

   There is more sad news this morning.   Bonnie Greene Sparrow, Class of 1950, passed away in Williamsburg on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the age of 76. 


 From the Daily Press - 02/27/09:  

              Bonnie Greene Sparrow

  WILLIAMSBURG - Bonnie Greene Sparrow, 76, of Williamsburg, peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009.

Born in Newport News, Va., she had been a Williamsburg resident for 23 years. Bonnie graduated Newport News High School in 1950, and attended the Medical College of Virginia. She retired from Virginia Electric and Power Company in 1980 after 29 years of dedicated service. She then became an active member of the VEPCO Retirees Association and the Newport News High School Class Reunion Committee.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Barney and Annie Greene; and her sisters, Edna Mae Clary and Audrey Greene Sanders.
 
Bonnie Greene Sparrow
 

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her life companion of 33 years, Jack Dobler; her sister, Anne Crenshaw; her son, Mark Greene Sparrow and wife, Cathy; her daughter, Tracee Anne McLeod and husband, Rob; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. on March 1, 2009, at Williamsburg Commons Clubhouse, at the corner of Stratford and Commons Way, to celebrate her life. A private graveside ceremony will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or the American Diabetes Association, Peninsula Chapter, 870 Greenbriar Circle, Ste. 404, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at http://www.dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from 2/27/2009 - 2/28/2009.
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February 27, 2009
 

I WAS SO SORRY TO READ OF BONNIE'S DEATH. I GRADUATED IN THE SAME CLASS (1950), AS BONNIE AND THE LAST TIME I SAW HER WAS A FEW YEARS AGO AT ONE OF OUR REUNIONS. SHE WAS A VERY SWEET GIRL AND I AM SURE GOD WELCOMED HER WITH OPEN ARMS. I OFFER MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF HER FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

~ ANNE XIFTROS, WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia

February 27, 2009

~ Sharon Wills, Gainesville, Virginia

February 28, 2009

Becky, Anne, and the family ... so sorry to hear of Bonnie's passing. You have my thoughts and prayers.

~ Tom Norris, Smithfield, Virginia 
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February 28, 2009

Our heartfelt sympathies to all the members of the family, Jack, Tracee & Rob, Mark & Cathy and Auntie Anne. We'll miss our Miss Bunny Lou very much.

~ Patricia Sanders, Sterling, Virginia

 

 

   Our deepest condolences are extended to Bonnie's entire family at this time.


      From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/28/09:

Carol ...

Bonnie Greene Sparrow was the aunt of   Becky Crenshaw (Head Cheerleader HHS-69), a former girlfriend of mine, and her sister, Anne Greene Crenshaw (NNHS-46) was a schoolmate of Howard Hodnett's ('45). The family owned Greene Furniture Company on Washington Avenue, and Anne (Becky's mom) was the daughter in law of James Crenshaw, County Supervisor of the Wythe District of Elizabeth City County for many years and the first mayor of the consolidated City of Hampton from 1952 through 1955.

Small world ...

Tom

   I noticed those connections (well, most of them, anyway) as I was preparing this Newsletter, Tom. My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your friend; she appears to have been a very vibrant woman.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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