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06/12/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Lisa Gross Housley

Lisa Gross Housley
(01 Mar 1963 - 10 June 2015)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   There is yet more sad news this Friday. 
Lisa Gross Housley, daughter of the late    Bill Gross (February 1948), passed away in Charlottesville on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 52.

From Kitty Dichtel Heffington (Ferguson HS - '73) of VA - 06/12/15, 12:15 AM - "Lisa Housley Obituary - Newport News, VA | Daily Press":

Lisa is Bill Gross's (William) daughter. 
Bill died last year.

Kitty Dichtel Heffington 

   Oh, I'm so sorry to learn of this! Thank you for catching it for me, Kitty!

From the Daily Press - 06/12/15:

                   Lisa Gross Housley


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Lisa Gross Housley, 52, of Charlottesville, VA died Wednesday, June 10, 2015 following a long and hard-fought 23-year battle against breast cancer.

Born March 1, 1963 in Newport News, VA, Lisa was a resident of Charlottesville since 1985. Lisa graduated from Radford University and The University of Virginia in 1985 and worked for twenty-five years at The University of Virginia Medical Center as a Medical Technologist in the Hemotology labs.

During her career, she participated in several research projects and was credited for her work in numerous published medical journal articles.

Lisa was a member of Meadows Presbyterian Church and participated in the choir and hand-bell choir. Lisa was also an accomplished musician and enjoyed participating with the Charlottesville Community Orchestra for many years.



Lisa was preceded in death by her father, William C. Gross, her aunt and uncle, Danise and Herman Tuttle, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

She is survived by her husband, Edward W. Housley of Charlottesville, her mother, Mary C. Gross of Newport News, her brother, Glenn M. Gross of Newport News, her cousins, Maxyne T. Weaver and her husband John, Natalie M. Weaver and Janice D. Weaver; all of Pinetops, NC, her cousin Michael Clark of San Tan Valley, AZ and countless friends and supporters.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Teague Funeral Home in Charlottesville.

A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Tom Goodrich, will be held at Meadows Presbyterian Church on Friday June 12, at 11:00 a.m. The family will then receive friends on Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News.

A subsequent funeral service, officiated by Dr. Michael Condrey will be held on Saturday June 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meadows Presbyterian Church, 2200 Angus Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 1209 Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23693, or to .

The family wishes to express an enormous heartfelt "Thank You" to her oncologist, her other doctors, specialists, nurses and supporting staff at UVA Medical Center for their unwavering dedication and friendship extended to Lisa during her journey.

A special "Thank You" also goes out to the dedicated staff of Hospice of the Piedmont; specifically Hospice House for their compassion and great care shown to Lisa. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from June 11 to June 12, 2015.
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June 10, 2015

Thoughts and prayers winging their way. No more suffering, no more pain...RIP Lisa. You will be missed! Love, Jan and Michael

~ Jan Cubbage, Keswick, Virginia

June 11, 2015

All of us will miss you very much, Lisa, and hope you are now without the pain and suffering that you've endured for so many years. Your contributions advanced medical research and your love was shared generously with your husband, your cats, and everyone else you touched.

~ Becky Craig, Keswick,
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June 11, 2015

   Lisa was a fearless fighter and an inspiration to those around her. Our hearts go out to her family at this time, especially to her husband, Ed.

~ Robin Eshleman, Dyke, Virginia

June 11, 2015

Lisa was wonderful person, a good friend; we'll miss her fun personality. Hugs to you Ed--we'll see you soon.

~ Kelly Charles, Charlottesville, Virginia

June 11, 2015

I remember all the years you fought so hard! May you now rest in peace.
Sharon Birdsall

~ Sharon Birdsall, Afton, Virginia

June 11, 2015

We are so sorry. Lisa was truly a remarkable woman. Hopefully all of you can look back and remember some of the good times. All of you will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this time. God Bless.

~ Kitty (Dichtel) and Terry Heffington, Newport News, Virginia

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Lisa's family and 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


The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.


"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/06/09

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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