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04/26/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Lucille Harris Raper Mixon

Lucille Harris Raper Mixon
(d. 23 Apr 2012)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  There is incredibly even more sad news today. 
  Lucille Harris Raper Mixon, mother of    Bill Raper ('66), Mary Lou Raper Toole, and John Raper, passed away in Newport News on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the age of 90.

From the Daily Press - 04/26/12: 

                 Lucille Harris Raper Mixon


NEWPORT NEWS - Mary Lucille Harris Raper Mixon, 90, passed away after an extended illness, Monday, April 23, 2012.

Lucille received a BA in English, French, and History from East Carolina University and a master's degree in Education from William and Mary. She taught in North Carolina from 1942-43 and in Newport News from 1943-1985. She was a member of the Newport News Education Association, the Virginia Education Association, the National Education Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma. Lucille's great loves were animals, gardening, and most of all her family.

She was preceded in death by her spouses, Jasper Mebane Raper, Henry C. Mixon; sisters, Ada Corn, Maude Brock, Louise Huff; and brother, Joseph Harris.



Survivors include her children, William Mebane Raper and his wife, Susan, Mary Lou Raper Toole and her husband, John, John Steven Raper; sister, Helen Harris Kemp; grandchildren, Hansford Dawn Raper Post and her husband, Christopher, Mary Jennifer Toole, Candace Marie Toole; great-grandchildren, Rosemary Lucille Watson, Katie Marie Seitz; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday, April 28, at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from April 26 to April 27, 2012.  (There were originally six entries in this Guest Book; most were unfortunately lost.) 
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My deepest sympathy to Ms Mixon's family. She will always.....

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This woman was one of the strongest and most motivational.....

~ Jennifer Toole

April 26, 2012  

It is with such fond memories I remember Mrs. Mixon. A very.....

~ Claudia

April 26, 2012

John and Mary, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your.....
~ Unsigned

April 26, 2012


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Mixon's family and friends.

  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

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Words by Henry W. Baker
Music by John B. Dykes

The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth;
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me;
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 1999, and extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 09/09/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/09

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