03/11/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Mamie Wilkins Rooksby
Mamie Lee Wilkins Rooksby
Newport News High School Class of 1967
Friends and Schoolmates,
I am so very sorry to bring you this news today. Mamie Wilkins Rooksby, Class of 1967, sister of Juanita Wilkins Grosbach and Annette Wilkins Larsen, passed away in Chesapeake on Friday, March 09, 2018 at the age of 68. I remember Mamie so well as such a sweet girl. Her family has my sincerest condolences.
From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA to the Class of 1967 - 03/11/18, 2:24 PM - "Sad News":
|Wanda Barber Olsen sent
me a message that Mamie Willkins (Rooksby) from our class passed away.
The Obituary is attached. So sad we have lost another classmate :-(
I'm so sorry to learn this, Marty and Wanda, but thank you for letting us know. You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your classmate.
From the Daily Press - 03/11/18:
Mamie Wilkins Rooksby
CHESAPEAKE - Mamie Wilkins Rooksby, 68, started her new journey on March 9, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born on October 4, 1949 in Newport News, VA to the late Meritt and Margaret Wilkins.
Mamie was a devoted wife, loving mother and sister, and full of kindness to everyone she met. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, relaxing at the beach, and fishing.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 47 years, Robert; their two sons, Joshua (Nikki) and Zachary (Tara); their three grandchildren, Benjamin, Julia, and Vivian; her sisters, Juanita Grosbach and Annette (Don) Larsen; her sister-in-law, Karen (John) Kosiewicz; multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family; and countless friends and neighbors.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mamie's family, friends, and classmates at this time.
REMEMBRANCES COLLECTED FROM FACEBOOK:
From Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA -
03/11/18, 8:50 PM:
From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 03/12/18:
|Deepest condolences to
the family and friends!
From Bill Rash ('67) of VA - 03/12/18:
|Our class ('67) has had
more than its share of losses over the years - RIP, Mamie. Peace be with
From Carolyn Deuell O'Rourke ('64) of NC - 03/12/18:
|Awwww..... she was sweet.... RIP, Marian.|
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Come, Ye Disconsolate
Words by Thomas
Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe
Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."
Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.
Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of
my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/t/t368.html - 10/26/10
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Blue Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - umm, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...
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