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04/20/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Odette M. Adkins

Odette M. Adkins
(11 Sept 1924 - 18 Apr 2015)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   The sad news has returned today.  
  Odette M. Adkins, mother of Steve Adkins and Jerry Adkins ('62), passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Hampton at the age of 90. 

From the Daily Press - 04/19/15:

              Odette M. Adkins



HAMPTON - Odette M. Adkins was called home by her Lord and Savior on April 18, 2015.

She was a member of the Ivy Farms Church of the Brethren, where she served on the Deacon Board and taught Sunday School. 

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Chester; parents; sister; five brothers; and daughter-in-law. Surviving are her two sons, Steven L. Adkins and Gerald W. Adkins and his wife, Peggy; four grandchildren, Chris, Jenny, Katie, and Michael; nine great-grandchildren, Megan, Sarah, Haleigh, Grant, Owen, Tanner, Reid, Faith, and Caleb.

The family will receive friends 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 22 at the funeral home with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.


Odette M. Adkins



Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Memorial Fund at Ivy Farms Church of the Brethren.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from April 19 to April 20, 2015.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jerry, Peggy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers are with you.

~ Kathy Parsons, Hampton, Virginia

Monday, April 20, 2015
Mike, Steve, and family -
I am so sorry for the loss of your Granny/Mom. It was a great honor for me to have met such a wonderful person who was so full of life and a so very warm and caring. I'm so glad I was able to see her at Easter. She will be greatly missed at cookouts and family gatherings.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Joyce McMullen, Newport News, Virginia

Monday, April 20, 2015
Granny, we love you so much!! You are an amazing woman and we are so blessed to have you as our granny. Faith and Caleb, love you very much. We will see you again :)

We love you!

~ Mike and Caitlin Adkins, Hampton, Virginia

Monday, April 20, 2015
We are out of town, or would be at the funeral. Accept our sincere condolences.

Monday, April 20, 2015

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Adkins' 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





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Blessed Assurance

Lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby (24 Mar 1820 - 12 Feb 1915). 1873
Music by
Phoebe P. Knapp
(09 Mar1839 - 10 July1908), 1873

Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.


This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.


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