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04/07/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Lilly Gray Zehmer

Lilly Rebecca Gray Zehmer
(01 Dec 1922 - 05 Apr 2012)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is still sad news Saturday morning.  
  Lilly Gray Zehmer, Class of @ 1940, passed away in Hanover on Thursday, April 05, 2012 at the age of 89.


From the Daily Press - 04/07/12:    

                  Lilly Gray Zehmer

   

HANOVER - Lilly Rebecca Gray Zehmer, of Hanover, formerly of Hampton, Va., died Thursday, April 5, 2012.

Born in Newport News on Dec. 1, 1922, she was the daughter of Ewell Robert Gray and Margaret Dean Gray. She graduated from Newport News High School and Farmville State Teachers College (Longwood University). Teaching was her lifelong love and she taught at Warwick High School, and Wythe, Thorpe, and Lindsay Junior High Schools. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and faithfully taught the Robert Raikes Sunday School class for many years. She also helped teach the many Vietnamese refugees that were sponsored by Central. She was a past president of the United Methodist Women, The Hampton Woman's Club, PEO Chapter A, Hampton, and the Hampton Education Association. She was also a member of the Wythe Exchangettes, and Community Bible Study. She volunteered for many years at the Fort Monroe Casemate Museum, Sentara Hampton General Hospital, and the Hampton Library.

 

Lilly Gray Zehmer
 
 


She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Granderson Zehmer Jr.; her sister, Margaret Gray Stora; and her nephew, Frank Xavier Stora.

She is survived by her son, Charles Granderson Zehmer III; her daughter, Margaret Zehmer Dellaripa and son-in-law, Mike; two grandsons, James Michael Dellaripa III and Charles Gray Dellaripa; a nephew, Robert Gray Stora, and many other relatives and friends.

The family would like to express their utmost appreciation to the staff at Covenant Woods who took such loving care of Mom and to Hospice of Virginia for their compassionate care in her final days.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Va. A graveside service will be held at the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery in McKenney, Va., at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 9. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


Published in Daily Press from April 7 to April 8, 2012.   
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April 08, 2012

Mrs. Zehmer was my English teacher at Lindsay Jr. High. She was such an inspiration to me. She had a way of making everything interesting. Her instruction on Mythology, in particular, made a big impression on me. I would not be who I am today without her.

I believe she blessed everyone who knew her. She was indeed a beautiful "Lilly" in this world. My condolences to her family.

~ Laura Diggs Rumfeldt, Floyd, Virginia

 

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Zehmer's family and their friends at this 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
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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

Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/004

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