- NNHS Newsletter - Susan Ritchie Barritt
Susan Lee Ritchie Barritt
Hampton High School Class
Susan Lee Ritchie Barritt
Hampton High School Class of 1965
Friends and Schoolmates,
I am saddened to bring you this news today. Susan Ritchie Barritt, Hampton High School Class of 1965, wife of Harry Barritt ('64) of VA, and sister of Charlotte Ritchie Gatto and Martha Ritchie Wilson, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the age of 72.
From the Daily Press - 07/14/19:
Susan Ritchie Barritt
NEWPORT NEWS - Susan Lee
Ritchie Barritt, a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and
friend died on June 25, 2019 at home in Newport News with her beloved family
by her side.
The daughter of the late Nelson C. Ritchie and Dorothea Mary Ritchie, she was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 9, 1947.
She graduated from Hampton High School in 1965 and subsequently attended Norfolk General Nursing School. She lived in Newport News for approximately 50 years.
Susan married Harry Barritt in 1985. She had a long and successful career in retail working for R. Bryant Ltd. menís clothing store in Williamsburg, VA since it opened in 1982. Susan and Harry loved entertaining their family and friends at their beautiful home on the Warwick River. Their favorite pastime as a family was spending time on the water. Susan especially enjoyed relaxing on the Susan, the boat that Harry built for her. Susan also had a great passion for gardening. She expertly and meticulously cared for the numerous beautiful boxwood, hydrangeas, camellias and gardenias that surrounded her home. She was also a longtime practitioner of yoga.
She is survived by
her cherished husband, Harry Barritt; her daughter, Elizabeth Smith Creasey and
husband, Jeremy Creasey; her son, W. Tilford Smith and wife, Mila Smith;
stepdaughter, Connie Barritt Grizzard and husband, Mark Grizzard; stepson, Bryce
Barritt; two sisters, Charlotte Ritchie Gatto and Martha Ritchie Wilson and
their husbands, Anthony Gatto and Robert Wilson and 7 grandchildren.
The family is grateful for the loving and professional care provided to Susan by Heartland Hospice, and by Dottie Humphries, Debbie Shaw, Laura Etheridge and Ann and Cab Calloway.
Susan will be laid to rest in Claremont Cemetery in Surry County, VA, next to her mother and father.
A Celebration of Susanís life will be held on July 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Barrittsí home in Newport News.
contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice of Newport News. Arrangements by
Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Harry as well as to Susan'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
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This Is My Father's World
Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915
This is my Fatherís world, and to
my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.
This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.
This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.
This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.
This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.
My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/i/tismyfw.htm - 06/19/07
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com Ė 03/15/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05.
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