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04/05/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Betty Overman Wood

Betty Alice Overman Wood
(d. 04 Apr 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this Thursday.  Betty Overman Wood, Class of 1961, passed away, probably in Hampton, on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at the age of 75. 

From the Daily Press - 04/05/18:

      Betty Overman Wood
      NEWPORT NEWS - Betty Alice Overman Wood, 75, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

A lifelong resident of the Peninsula, she graduated in 1961 from Newport News High School, and she was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Betty is survived by her husband of 54 years. John B. Wood III; children, Joy Beth Wood DeNoon (Scott) and Hubert Blair Wood (Lauren); and grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth DeNoon Bradberry (Caleb) and Morgan Blair Wood.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Liberty Baptist Church. Immediately following at 1:00 PM, Betty's life will be remembered at the Church by Pastor Joe Hunt.

The family wishes expressions of sympathy to take the form of contributions in the name of Betty to Liberty Baptist Church, 1021 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666.




Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton 757-825-8070. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on April 5, 2018.
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April 05, 2018
My thought and prayers are with Woody, Joy and Blair in the homegoing of Betty. I will always remember the days at Memorial and also at Liberty. It is a blessing and comfort to know she is with our Heavenly Father now, and we'll rejoice in the fact that we will see her again.

~ F.A. Saunders, Colorado

April 0
5, 2018
We will all miss seeing Betty, but it will be a great rejoicing in heaven when we all meet again. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Woody, Blair, and Joy, and the rest of the family.

~ June and Joe Taylor, Hampton, Virginia

April 06, 2018
I'm sorry for the loss of your mother, Blair, and I wish you strength and love in this time of grief and sorrow. May the Lord bless you and keep you, my friend.

~ Bailey Talbot, Hampton, Virginia

April 06 2018

Blair, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you!
Mike, Deanna, and Ashley Hill

~ Mike Hill, Newport News, Virginia


April 06, 2018

I only met Betty a couple of times, but she must have been a wonderful woman because of how wonderful her daughter is - a dear friend of mine. Prayers for peace and comfort for Joy and her family.

~ Lisa Brown, Mechanicsville, Virginia

April 06, 2018

Joy and family,
We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. So sorry for your loss.
The Fryes

~ Lydia Frye, Mechanicsville, Virginia

April 06, 2018

John, Joy and Blair, so sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful lady and loved by many. God be with you all in your time of sorrow.

~ Bonnie Harris, Hampton, Virginia

April 06, 2018

Joy and Family,
Losing a parent is always so hard, and there are no words that can express and comfort your heart, but one thing is for sure, you will see your Mama in glory when you get there. I am praying for you and your family.
Love ya,

~ Unsigned

April 07, 2018

Joy and Scott,
Our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. If you need anything, please let Roy and me know.

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Betty's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also recorded here:

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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