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07/07/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Mary Anne Michie Atkinson Parker

Mary Anne Michie Atkinson Parker
(10 Apr 1935 - 22 May 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1953

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is more sad if quite belated news today.
Mary Anne Michie Atkinson Parker, Class of 1953, passed away in Seaford on Sunday, May 22, 2017 at the age of 81.

   She was the sister of Faith Michie Newcomb (June '45), Joe Michie and Jerry Leggett, and of the late   Dot Michie Shelton Pittman (June '40),   Nancy Michie Grenier (June '47), and Corretta Michie Pepe.

   Her older brother,   Fred Michie, Class of @ June 1939, joined her in death one month later.

From the Daily Press - 06/17/17:   

                  Mary Anne Michie Atkinson Parker


SEAFORD - Mary Anne Michie Atkinson Parker, 81, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

She was born on April 10, 1935 in Morrison, Warwick County, VA, and graduated in 1953 from Newport News High School.

She was an active member of Menchville Baptist Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her sisters, Dot Pittman and Nancy Grenier. She is survived by her loving husband, John R. Parker, Jr.; her daughter, Barbara Allen; granddaughter, Brandi Gamble; grandson, Blake Reed; 2 sisters, Faith Newcomb and Corretta Peke; and 3 brothers, Fred Michie, Joe Michie, and Jerry Leggett.



A special thanks to the Hope Sunday School Class for all the prayers, cards, and meals. Thanks also to Riverside Hospice for the good care provided.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Weymouth Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the funeral home chapel by Rev. Jim Weston.

Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Menchville Baptist special offering "pay it forwards".

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on May 25, 2016.   
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May 25, 2016

I remember very well the the Michie family during the 40's and early 50's. Mary Anne certainly was a pretty 15 year old as I remember and like her brothers Joe and Freddy, you could not find nicer people to associate with. I see that lovely black hair has turned to silver as it has for us all now. I know you must have had a wonderful life, Mary Anne, and feel confident your journey has not ended. I am proud to have known this lady.

An old Friend, Paul Jordan

~ Paul Jordan, Hampton, Virginia

May 25, 2016 

I didn't know Mary Anne personally, but her sister Faith and the members of TOPS spoke of her with great admiration, love, and respect. I know she will be watching over her family and friends from above.
Rest in peace, Mary Anne.

~ Louise Paluzzi

May 25, 2016
Dear John and family members, our deepest sympathy and prayers are with your family members. We know that through God's Infinite Wisdom and Love that He will give you added Strength, Comfort and Peace that only He can do during this time of separation from Mary Anne. "Absent from the body and present with the Lord". "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will will be comforted."  Matthew 5:4. We too will miss Mary Anne at church and seeing her smiling face.

~ Sonny and Bernice Roscopf, Newport News, Virginia

May 26, 2016


My prayers and condolences to you during this time of loss. May God comfort you with his loving peace.

~ Cathy Elmore, Newport News, Virginia

May 28, 2016

Joe, I am so sorry about Mary Anne. My thoughts are with you and family; miss the good old days Bucky Winfrey

~ Bucky Winfrey, Wesley Chapel, Florida

May 30, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that Jeremiah 29: 11, 12 brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

~ Unsigned

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mary Anne's family, friends, and classmates at this 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

Softly and Tenderly

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson (07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909), 1880

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me;
See, on the portals Hes waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me.


Come home, come home,
You who are weary, come home;
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
Mercies for you and for me?


Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me.


O for the wonderful love He has promised,
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
Pardon for you and for me.


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