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04/19/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Shirley Nicol Gayle

Shirley Ann Nicol Gayle
(07 May 1954 - 10 Apr 2020)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is yet more sad news today.  Shirley Nicol Gayle, sister of Sandy Nicol Smith ('70) of VA, Joan Nicol, and the late Alan Nicol, passed away at home in Newport News on Friday, April 10, 2020 at the age of 65.

   She was predeceased by her parents, Alex Nicol (February '49) and Betty New Nicol (White Stone HS - '48).


From the Daily Press - 04/19/20:   

             Shirley Nicol Gayle

   

NEWPORT NEWS - May 7, 1954 - April 10, 2020. Shirley Gayle, 65, of Newport News, was at her home when she went to be with the Lord the morning of April 10.

She was born in Newport News, VA, the daughter of Alexander and Betty Nicol who predeceased her. She is preceded in death by her brother, Alan Nicol; and in-laws, Fitzhugh and Violet Gayle.

Shirley was retired from the Department of Social Services and was a devoted wife and mother. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her two greatest passions were her family and faith.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Blaine E. Gayle; daughter Angela Lees (John); her son, Freddy Paul, Jr.; her grandchildren, Nicholas Lees, Priscilla Paul, Brooklyn Paul; her siblings, Sandy Smith (Russell), Joan Nicol, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family she loved dearly.

A celebration of life will be scheduled later this Spring/Summer at Community Church in Chesapeake. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.AltmeyerFH.com.

 

 
 
 


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Published in Daily Press on April 19, 2020.
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April 16,
2020

God be with the entire family. Your mom was a great woman, Angie. Just remember all the time together. And love the memories.
 

April 16, 2020

Blaine, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Sue Holloman


April 16, 2020

Shirley will be missed by many. She was a great friend years ago and I will continue to treasure the great times we had. Thoughts and prayers to the family in this time of loss.

~ Laura Sharp

 

April 18, 2020

Our sincerest sympathy are with you during this difficult time. Your sister was a wonderful lady, full of strength and goodness. She will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace. old friend, Becky.

~ Becky White St. Amour


April 20, 2020

Dear Angie, Freddie and Blaine,

I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I worked with her in the early 80's at MW Credit. Such a wonderful gal.

May God Bless and Keep you in your time of need.

Debi

~ Debi Dowdy, Newport News, Virginia


April 21, 2020

Rest easy, dear friend.

~ Kathryn Avery Hunt


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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Shirley's family and 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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Going Home

Music -
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 (popularly known as the New World Symphony), 1893
(08 Sept 1841 – 01 May 1904)

 Lyrics added by Dvořák's pupil, William Arms Fisher


Going home, going home
I'm just going home
Quiet light, some still day
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Going to fear no more
Mother's there expecting me
Father's waiting, too
Lots of folk gathered there
All the friends I knew
All the friends I knew
I'm going home
Nothing's lost, all's gain
No more fret nor pain
No more stumbling on the way
No more longing for the day
Going to roam no more
Morning star lights the way
Restless dream all done
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life begun
There's no break, there's no end
Just a living on
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on
Going home, going home
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
I am going home
I'm just going home
Going home, going home


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