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04/08/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Norma Weaver Spencer

Norma Jean Weaver Spencer
(d. 4 Apr 2008)

Newport News High School Class of February 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  
We have more sad news this morning. 
 Norma Weaver Spencer,  passed away in Newport News on Friday, April 4, 2008 at the age of 77. 


From Bill Gross ('48) of VA - 04/08/08 - "Obituary - Norma Jean Weaver Spencer":

Norma Jean Weaver Spencer was a graduate of NNHS February class of 1948.

I would appreciate if you could display her name in your memorial list.  I am surprised that someone had not already sent it in to you.

Thanks,

William C. Gross (NNHS Class of 1948)

   Thank you, Bill.  I often have no way of knowing which of the deceased are "ours" unless their friends tell me.


 From the Daily Press - 04/07/08:    

                  Norma Jean Weaver Spencer

 

NEWPORT NEWS - Norma Jean Weaver Spencer, 77, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008, peacefully ending a courageous battle with cancer.

A lifelong resident of Newport News, she was a founding member of The ARC of the Va. Peninsula. She worked at The Daily Press and Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation. Mrs. Spencer was also a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Weldon Eugene Spencer.

Her memory is left to be cherished by two sons, Michael Stephen Spencer of Hampton, and David Weldon Spencer and wife, Beverly, of Surry; two grandsons, Patrick Bunting of Gloucester, and Jeffrey Bunting of Surry; and one niece, Betty Jean Hastings and husband, Dick, of Hernando, Miss.

 

 

 


The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to The ARC of the Va. Peninsula, 2520 58th St., Hampton, VA 23661-1228.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press from 4/6/2008 - 4/7/2008.

Guest Book
 

 
Dear Spencer Family and Friends,
You are in our prayers and thoughts. May Our God give you comfort at this time of loss. Matthew 5:4 says, "Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted." May His loving arms surround you and give you peace. God bless you. In Christ Love,

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
NORTH RIVERSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBERS (Newport News, VA) - April 6, 2008
 
 
My memory of Norma's wonderfully bright smile will not dim because she is gone from us but will always give me reason for joy. My heartfelt condolences go to you, her family, and may God give you comfort.
Doris Carter (Newport News, VA) - April 6, 2008
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David & Bev, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bev, and your brother. You were a wonderful son.
Dwayne & Leslie Effler (Smithfield, VA) - April 7, 2008
 
 
Bubbie, Stevie...just heard about the loss of your Mom thru mine....sorry I couldn't make it to the viewing.. oh the memories...please know that my wife, Cheryl, and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers...and if you need anything...please do not hesitate to call...Ron & Cheryl Sloggie
Ron Sloggie (Newport News, VA) - April 7, 2008
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My family would like to give our deepest sympathy to the Spencer family, because this lady was special
Linda Stoney (Yorktown, VA) - April 8, 2008
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Spencer family and their 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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The Old Rugged Cross

Words and Music by George Bennard, 1913

(The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan.
Or Pokagon, Michigan.
Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.)
 

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.


"The Old Rugged Cross" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm - 03/01/07
NOTE:  I felt strongly impressed that I should use this hymn.  After searching for over an hour for an arrangement I liked,
this version came closest in spirit, though I had hoped for an organ sound.

"The Old Rugged Cross" lyrics and history courtesy of http://synergy_2.tripod.com/lyrics/ruggedc1.html - 03/01/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

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

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