05/16/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Myrtle Williamson Burnette
Myrtle Williamson Burnette
Newport News High School Class of @ 1946
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news this Saturday. Myrtle Williamson Burnette, Class of @ 1946, passed away at Hospice House in Williamsburg on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the age of 87.
She was the sister of Boswell Williamson and Ethel Williamson Fox, and of the late John Williamson, Beverly Williamson (June of 1947), Courtney Williamson, Dorothy Williamson Hall and Nina Williamson Murphy, June of 1938.
From the Daily Press - 05/16/15:
Myrtle Williamson Burnette
WILLIAMSBURG - Myrtle Williamson Burnette, 87, a resident of Williamsburg and a native to Newport News, passed away on May 15, 2015 at Hospice House in Williamsburg.
She attended Newport News High School and was a member of Warwick Assembly of God.
Myrtle retired from civil service at Ft. Eustis, Va. in 1983, after 31 years of service. She also worked for Newport News Shipbuilding, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, and Four Season's Apartments in Hampton. She volunteered for St. Vincent's Back Door Ministry, Peninsula Aids Foundation and Youth Challenge.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Felton R. "Torchy" Burnette; parents, Isadora and John F. Williamson, Sr.; and siblings, John F., Jr. and Beverly C., Courtney M. Williamson, Dorothy W. Hall and Nina Murphy.
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Survivors are her son, Steven R. Burnette and wife, Adrianne; her daughter, Donna B. Hughes and husband, Brent; also four grandchildren, Alyssa B. Fripp, Ellen B. Wolter, Connor and Brock Hughes; eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Boswell Williamson; and sister, Ethel Fox.
After cremation, a private service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Back Door Ministry, Newport News, Va. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press on May 16,
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Williamson's family and 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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Shall We Gather at the River
Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)
Shall we gather at the
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.
On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.
Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.
Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.
"Shall We Gather at the River" midi
and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
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