06/20/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Alice Bryant Magann
Alice Bryant Magann
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news this Thursday. Alice Bryant Magann passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the age of 96. She was the mother of Martha Magann Keesee ('57) of LA and Mary Magann Peters ('57) of VA, and the mother-in-law of Tommy Keesee ('54) of LA and Eugene Peters ('57) of VA.
From the Daily Press - 06/20/13:
Alice Bryant Magann
NEWPORT NEWS - Alice Bryant Magann, 96, had lived a full, wonderful life when on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, God called her from this earth to begin her eternal life in Heaven.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clyde, who is there to welcome her, along with many other loved ones.
Alice was born in Nelson County, Va. and grew up in Tye River. She and Clyde moved around Virginia after they married due to his job with the highway department. They settled in Newport News in 1941 when he was employed by the Shipyard.
She is survived by her twin daughters, Martha Keesee and husband Tom of Natchitoches, La. and Newport News, Va. and Mary Peters and husband Eugene of Newport News, Va.; four grandchildren, Jill Pinner, Sherry Castellow and husband Mike, David Pine and wife Heather, Mary Ellen Welch and husband Mike. Her great-grandchildren are Elizabeth Driggers and husband Michael, Megann, Anna, and Michael Welch, and Elora Pine. Her many nieces and nephews will truly miss their "Aunt Alice."
|Alice Bryant Magann|
Alice loved flowers, sewing, cooking, and making handcrafted items, especially at Christmas. She was a Christian and a faithful member of Orcutt Baptist Church for 67 years, and she lovingly cared for children in the nursery for 50 of those years. She loved her church. Its worship services, fellowship, and special music presentations were such a blessing to her.
Alice will also be greatly missed by a host of friends and neighbors. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. Her absence from our lives will not be forever, because, one by one, we will be reunited with her in that Heavenly place God has prepared for His children.
We appreciate the loving care she received during her brief illness.
Services will be conducted at Orcutt Baptist Church at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 22, 2013, with interment at Peninsula Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday, June 21 at Peninsula Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Orcutt Baptist Church, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, VA, 23602. A gentle soul has winged its way to Heaven up above, and though we're sad, she left us with a legacy of love.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press on June 20,
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Magann'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
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Divider Line 555 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines12.html - 10/08/11
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