04/28/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Barbara Pearson Stortz Jobe
Newport News High School Class of June 1947
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The sad news returns today. Barbara Pearson Stortz Jobe, Class of June 1947, passed away at The Chesapeake in Newport News on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the age of 89.
She was the sister of the late Gordon Pearson, Estelle Pearson, Edd Pearson Whitlock (June '36), Marian Pearson Burcher (February '38), and Hope Pearson Presson (@ '43).
From the Daily Press - 04/28/19:
Barbara Pearson Stortz Jobe
NEWPORT NEWS - Barbara Pearson Stortz Jobe, widow of John Thomas Jobe, III, died April 21, 2019.
Born in Newport News, VA on July 8th, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Gordon Pearson and Annie Trout Pearson. Barbara graduated from Newport News High School in 1947 where she was very active in several organizations to include the Honor Council, Chorus, Glee Club, Dance Committee, and Cheerleading.
After graduating she worked for JC Penney, Rancorn, Wildman & Krause, The VA Employment Commission, and Thomas Nelson Community College where she retired in 1981.
Barbara was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and was also active with the Girls Auxiliary (GA's). She was also a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church and North Riverside Baptist Church.
During the early years of Bethel High School in Hampton, VA she was responsible for many of the sporting event photos in the Bethel Yearbooks.
She is survived by four children, Robin Stortz, Jack Stortz (Tonya), Nelson Stortz (Gayle), and Dana Stortz Rayford (Jeff); six grandchildren: Jeremy Hewitt (Jennifer), Terri Beirne, Shay Edwards (Josh), Anne Marie Mertz (William), Kaitlyn Powell (Tim), and Eric Stortz; 10 great-grandchildren, Madeline, Jordan, Emily and Annabelle Beirne, Marty Edwards, Neil Olson, Lola and Lindley Stortz, Casey and Caleb Meadows.
Additional surviving family members who have been a great support to Barbara over the years include several dear nieces and nephews, Avon (Vonnie) Pryor, Virginia (Ginny) Rehr, Lynn Burcher, Ed and Tim Whitlock and Donna Jo Chapman and a great great nephew, Graham Rogers.
Barbara was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon T. Pearson (Eloise), and four sisters, Estelle Pearson, Edd Whitlock (Doug), Marian Burcher (George), and Hope Presson (Jimmy).
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, April 30, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A service celebrating Barbara's life will be held Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 2019 at 2:00 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.
The Family would like to express their appreciation to the nurses and staff at "The Chesapeake" for their kind, loving and tender care throughout Barbara's stay over the past eight years. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to your favorite.
Arrangements are under the
care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Barbara's family and their friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Abide With Me
Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.
Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.
Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
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