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04/19/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Mary Parker Hayden

Mary Florence Parker Kozloski Hayden
(d. 16 Apr 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news to report this Monday morning.   Mary Parker Hayden passed away in Newport News on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the age of 86.  She was the mother of six children - Mary Ann Kozloski Homsher of MD, Joseph Kozloski of VA, the late Nathan Kozloski (Class of 1967), Jo Ann Kozloski Compton ('69) of NC, Debbie Levy of VA, and Mary Lee Lai of NY.

the Daily Press - 04/19/10:  

           Mary Parker Hayden

    NEWPORT NEWS - Mary Florence Hayden, 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16, 2010.

Loving mother of six children, Mary Ann Homsher of Maryland, Joseph Kozloski of Newport News, Nathan Kozloski, deceased, Jo Ann Compton of North Carolina, Debbie Levy of Newport News, Mary Lee Lai of New York. She was a proud grandmother to 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by a brother, Thomas Parker of Amelia. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be made to the .
There will be a short gathering of family and friends at Hampton Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. on April 20, 2010. Immediately following the ceremony the family will be receiving friends at 13426 Prince Andrew Trail, Carrollton, Va. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from April 19 to April 20, 2010.

April 19, 2010
My prayers are with the family at this time. Mary was a wonderful neighbor and friend and co worker. She was my neighbor for many years on Roane; she was fun to be around. May God comfort each of you as only He can. Julie Bond Waltrip
~ Julie Waltrip, Hampton, Virginia
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April 19, 2010 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It has been a couple of years since I've seen her. She always made me laugh.
~ Deana Spencer, Williamsburg, Virginia

April 19, 2010  

I wish I could be there to add comfort; she truly will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
~ David Rose, Lakenheath, UK
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April 20, 2010 

I knew Mary through Esther Hall, her long time friend and fellow co-worker from many years ago. I admired her strength of character and warm and loving heart. She was very special and my deepest condolences to you her family. I am glad I was able to meet and know her.
Cynda Carlton

~ Cynda Carlton, Hampton, Virginia

April 20, 2010  

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
~ Irene Latsch, Newport News, Virginia  

April 20, 2010  

Mary, So sorry for the loss of your mom. I remember her from our days after school at C. Alton Lindsay Jr. High. She always knew what we up to, and she had a kind heart.
~ Dolores Augustine Field  

April 20, 2010  

There will always be goodness and happiness that Momma brought into each and everyone of our lives. Whenever she is thought of and talked about it will always put a smile on our faces. I will cherish those memories forever. We were all blessed to have her in our lives.
~ Mary Lai, New York  

April 21, 2010  

Our deepest sympathy to your family during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
Kim & Earl Allsbrook
~ Kim Allsbrook, Newport News, Virginia

April 21, 2010  

I knew and loved Mary for over 50 years and I will miss her monthly conversations we shared. My heart and prayers are with you all. Love, Esther Hall
~ Esther Hall

April 21, 2010  

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mary Hayden. She was our Bingo partner, neighbor, and friend. We will miss her spunky personality and conversation.
~ Laverne Taylor & Linda Erickson

April 22, 2010  

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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I will forever miss you, Ninny, and you are always in my mind and heart. I Love You always and forever.
~ Deborah Rose, Hampton, Virginia
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   Our deepest condolences are extended to Mrs. Hayden's entire 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





Carol Buckley Harty

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