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04/15/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Nell Jenkins Reese

Nell Jenkins Reese
(8 Aug 1925 - 12 Apr 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  
Once again we bring you sad news. 
  Nell Jenkins Reese, mother of    Tommy Reese ('61) of VA and Linda Reese Evans of VA, passed away in Hampton on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the age of 82.  Her younger son,     Johnny Reese ('61), passed away less than a year ago:

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 From the Daily Press - 04/15/08:    

               Nell Jenkins Reese

 

HAMPTON - Nell Jenkins Reese, 82, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2008.
Known as a 'community grandmother' to many children, Nell has been living on the peninsula for 64 years.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Reese, and leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 65 years, Thomas O. Reese Sr.; son, Thomas O. Reese Jr. and wife, Sally, of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Linda R. Evans and her husband, Robert B., of Hampton Va.; brother, Hughes Jenkins and his wife, Iris, of Whittier, N.C.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three nieces and three nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Reese officiating. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

 

 


Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com  to share words of comfort with the family.

Service arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/15/2008.

Guest Book
 

 
Aunt Nell was a loving and caring person. I never knew her to say a bad thing about anyone. She was always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone and especially her children and grand-children. I will miss her gentle spirit and her smile. She showed people the Christ that lived within her. I am praying for the family in their time of grief that God will provide the peace and strength to move through this difficult time. I will see her on the other side, someday!
David Rice - April 15, 2008
 
 
My Aunt Nell was a beautiful woman with a loving and gentle spirit who brought joy to the hearts of all she met. She was such an angelic woman and I know she is flying high above us in heaven and singing in heaven's choir. My thoughts and prayers are with her
loving family and I have comfort in knowing that we will see her again someday. I love and miss you so much Aunt Nell.

Message by Your niece, Sarah  - April 16, 2008

 
Tommy, I was saddened today to learn of the passing of your Mother. Please let your Father and Linda know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jimmy Parker (Newport News, VA)  - April 16, 2008
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Tommy, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. May fond memories give you comfort and peace at this time of sorrow.
I was in your class at NNHS
Elaine WILKINSON- Bracken (Newport News, VA) - April 17, 2008
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Reese's family and their friends.


  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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