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05/07/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Adora French Williams

Adora Lou French Williams
(d. 04 May 2020)

Newport News High School Class of  1959

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The sad news returns today. Adora French Williams, Class of 1959, passed away in Newport News on Monday, May 04, 2020 at the age of 79.

   She was the sister of the late Thomas Wells and Ann Brendle.

From the Daily Press - 05/07/20:   

                  Adora French Williams


NEWPORT NEWS - Adora Lou Williams passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020, at the age of 79. She was a native and life-long resident of Newport News.

Adora was a life-time member of Northside Christian Church, Piece Makers Quilt Guild, and numerous other quilting bees.

She was an amazing woman who never met a stranger; she was outgoing and vibrant; she was a life-long friend, a second mother to her children's friends, a beloved wife, homemaker, incredible mother, amazing Nana, and many other special relationships.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry French, mother, Mary Magdalene Wells French, brother, Thomas Wells, and sister, Ann Brendle.

Adora is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Charles Williams; daughter, Karen Cunningham; sons, Dennis McCaskill (Laurie), Thomas Williams (Anne Hutchens) and Donald Williams (Beneline); five grandchildren Bryan, Alden, Evan, Madilyn and Kelly; and two great-grandchildren, Jaycee and Layla.



A family gathering will be held on Friday, May 8 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Following the gathering, a family service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Mom and Nana, we love you to the moon and back, forever and always.

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Published in Daily Press on May 7, 2020.   
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May 06, 2020

No better friend ever existed. Life will never be the same without you.

May 06, 2020

Adora, Nana, will be missed by so many, she was a true angel. My children were blessed to have been so loved by her, and she will be remembered always. Our deepest condolences and continued prayers of healing.

~ Jennifer Roman

May 06, 2020

May 06, 2020

I will always remember how much Adora loved her family. We have been so blessed to know her. She will be missed.

~ Susan

May 06, 2020

Adora was one of a kind. Caring, thoughtful, and a wonderful friend. She loved her family so very much. Love you, Adorable!

~ Gail Lockhart

May 06, 2020 

Adora was a very sweet, loving, and kind person. She loved her family very much. We will keep you all in prayer. In Sympathy, Brian, Shelley, Sara Helm, and Brent Haywood

~ Shelley

May 07, 2020 

I haven't seen Adora in years but Leahne and I always had a good time quilting and laughing with Adora and our quilting buddies....the good ol' days. She will be missed.

~ Barb Cork

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Adora's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  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

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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