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03/19/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Jennings Bryan

Henry Jennings Bryan, Jr.
(28 Nov 1925 - 17 Mar 2019)

Newport News High School Class of June 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

 
   I was quite saddened to read this news of one of my oldest subscribers today.    Jennings Bryan, Class of June 1942, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the age of 93. 


From the Daily Press - 03/19/19:

    H. Jennings Bryan, Jr.
   

 

 
    NEWPORT NEWS - H. Jennings Bryan, Jr., 93, left this world on March 17, 2019.

He was a native of Newport News, a graduate of Atlantic Union College, past president of the Pioneers Club, and served on numerous boards and foundations. He operated Century 21 Bryan Realty for over 50 years, retiring in 1989. He served on the Newport News Hampton Board of Realtors and was awarded a lifetime membership in the organization for his contributions to the industry. He was active in the Kiwanis Club for over 50 years, having served as President and Lt. Governor of the Capital District. He introduced the “Teenager of the Year” and “Terrific Kids” programs to the Peninsula. Recognizing accomplishments of local youth was one of his passions. He was a recipient of the George F. Hixon award.

He was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, having served as a deacon and elder in the church.

 
Jennings Bryan
 
 
  Jennings was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Jennings, Sr. and Marguerite Brooks Bryan.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Jane Bryan; his daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Alexander Mackintosh of Atlanta, GA; his sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Jennings (Bucky) Bryan III and Susan of Newport News and Thomas David Bryan and Paige of Richmond; eight grandchildren, Laurie Gandy, Alex and Stuart Mackintosh, Katy Green, Jessica O’Reilly, and Mason, Taylor and Davis Bryan; and five great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund, Hidenwood Presbyterian Church or the Sturge-Weber Foundation.

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

Published in the Daily Press from March 19 to March 20
, 2019.
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March 19, 2019 

~ Gregory Combs
 



March 19
, 2019 

Tom, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

- Babs Chandler, Washington, North Carolina



March 19
, 2019 

I'm so blessed to have been one of the Hidenwood Presbyterian Church kids when Mr. Bryan taught our Sunday School class for high schoolers. He was always able to draw us into his lesson (which for teens is very difficult!) Through the years when I'd visit the church, he'd always take time to ask what I was up to. Such a caring person! Thanks for sharing him with us.

~ Tommy Moore, Burke, Virginia


March 19, 2019 

Mary Jane, Tom, Bucky and family members,

It is with such a heavy heart that I write this. The "Brooks kids" always thought of Jennings and Mary Jane as our other parents! My dad and Jennings had always been so close, really more like brothers than cousins. I remember fondly Jennings' playful grin when he and Dad played "pranks" on one another. I have such fond memories too of fun times together with Jennings and Mary Jane at the Tappahannock house along the river - such joy! Jennings was one of the most generous people I've ever known, and his sense of humor was second to none! I will most certainly miss his creative, determined and jovial spirit. To know Jennings was to love him. God has received his faithful and obedient servant. (Give both our dad and our mom a big hug from the Brooks kids until we are united again.) May God grant His blessings and His peace as Jennings' family mourns the loss of husband, father and grandfather. Our hearts go out to all of you as we think of you and pray for you during this time and in the days ahead.

~ Fran Zahn (daughter of DeWitt Brooks)
 

March 19, 2019   

Thank you for bringing joy to the world. Am amazing man that is loved by many.
 


March 19, 2019 

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ Unsigned
 


March 20, 2019  



~ Eric King


March 20, 2019    

Jennings once said to me: The legacy I will leave one day will be my family and friends. I remember that very clearly because he spoke so highly of his love for his wife, children and friends. I admired how he shared his kindness and positive outlook to everyone he met.

The humor side was when I had a opportunity to visit with him, he would ask, " Would you like to have Mary Jane bring us some She crab soup?"

My thoughts and prayer will be with you all thoughout this transitional time of life.
 


March 20, 2019  

Harry and I dearly loved Jimmy, he was the sweetest and kindest man we've ever known. You are all in our prayers. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dailypress/guestbook.aspx?n=james-nelms&pid=168424497&cid=full#sthash.eYd8EQ0l.dpuf


 


March 20, 2019  

Dear Bryan Family and Friends. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Memories of my childhood growing up with his children Pam and Bucky on Longwood Drive. We were blessed children with great parents. May God give you peace in your time of loss. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 God bless each of you. Grace, Peace, Prayer

~ Janet Lockstampfor, Ocala, Florida
 


March 20, 2019    

What a great man. My condolences to Mary Jane and his entire family.

~ Rob Dick, Chatham, New Jersey


March 20, 2019       

Tom and family,
I didn't know your father, of course, but reading all the great remarks of his faithful service to the Lord and to his family and friends was inspirational. God bless your family during this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Teressa and Wayne Parker, Washington, North Carolina
 


March 21, 2019      

My heart and prayers are with you. Thank you for the honor and privilege of caring for Mr. Jennings. You both will always have a place in my heart and thoughts. I love you both.
 


March 21, 2019

What a smile this man always had. He was such a tower of strength and wisdom. I enjoyed conversations with him when visiting. He always made you feel like you were special. We will miss you, Jennings.
 



March 21
, 2019

JENNINGS AND MARY JANE WERE GREAT FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND SUPPORTERS OF MYSELF AND DOCKSIDE CONDOMINIUM IN ITS INITIAL YEARS. WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE, HUMOR, REAL ESTATE KNOWLEDGE, I COULD NOT HAVE CARRIED ON. FALLING THRU YOUR ROOF WAS A HIGHLIGHT OF HAPPY DAYS. MEMORIES OF BOTH OF YOU FLOOD MY MIND, FROM TRIPS UP THE BAY TOGETHER ON OUR BOATS AND LEARNING TO EAT DESSERT FIRST FROM JENNINGS EXAMPLE. OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. WILL

~ Willard Gwilliam, Hayes, Virginia

 

March 21, 2019

Jennings was a long-time friend who always held himself to the highest degree of integrity and always cared about others. He will be greatly missed.
 

~ Rob Carmines, Newport News, Virginia
 

March 22, 2019

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jennings' 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
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910-584-8802



Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

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?


"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Kiwanis Club Logo courtesy of http://www.ekiwanisofgreateratlanta.org/ - 07/17/08

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