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07/24/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Lorraine Cornevin Johnson Rogers

Lorraine Grace Cornevin Johnson Rogers
(08 Sept 1920 - 22 July 2019)

Shelby (NC) High School / Newport News High School Class of February 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have still more sad news on this Wednesday morning.
Lorraine Cornevin Johnson Rogers, Shelby (NC) HS / NNHS Class of February 1939, sister of Louise Marie Cornevin Key, and mother of Peggy Sue Johnson ('60) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the age of 98.

   Her baby sister, Virginia Cornevin, passed away in 1940, six days before her 8th birthday.

   Lorraine was a classmate of the legendary   Ava Gardner (24 Dec 1922 - 25 Jan 1990). For more of that story, see here: http://www.nnhs65.com/11-18-11-NNHS-William-Gilberts-175th-Birthday.html


From the Daily Press - 07/24/19:   

                   Lorraine Grace Cornevin Johnson Rogers
 

   

NEWPORT NEWS - Lorraine Grace Cornevin Johnson Rogers was called home to the Lord on July 22, 2019.

Born in Hilton Village on September 8, 1920 to Grace Thelma Beaubian Cornevin and WWI US Air Service veteran Louis Raoul St. Thornville Cornevin, she was given the endearing nickname "Goo" as a child.

She was a February 1939 graduate of Newport News High School, and worked for Joe Biggins in the Newport News city manager's office after graduation.

She married C&O yard conductor Stanford Tutwiler Johnson in November 1941, and their beautiful daughter Peggy Sue arrived in August 1942.

 

 
 
 


In 1948, she joined the C&O office in downtown Newport News, where she would forge a rewarding career until the 1970s.

Lorraine married John Rogers for a short period in the 1970s before divorcing. She was a survivor in the truest sense of the word, and the epitome of the genteel but demanding and fiercely independent Southern woman.

A member of Calvary Baptist Church for over 40 years and a 50+ year member of Emera Chapter 31 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lorraine was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Virginia Greiner Cornevin.

She leaves behind her daughter, Peggy Sue Johnson; grandchildren, Lynn (Debra) Ritger and Benjamin (Christina) Ritger; great-grandchildren, Danika, Dimitri, and Evelynn; sister, Louise Marie Cornevin Key; nieces, Phyllis Key Van Horn and Cindy Key King; and nephew, Dr. Kyle Key.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m, officiated by Dr. Kyle Key. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on July 24, 2019.   

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Peggy Sue and her 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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802


Going Home

Music -
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 (popularly known as the New World Symphony), 1893
(08 Sept 1841 – 01 May 1904)

 Lyrics added by Dvořák's pupil, William Arms Fisher


Going home, going home
I'm just going home
Quiet light, some still day
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Going to fear no more
Mother's there expecting me
Father's waiting, too
Lots of folk gathered there
All the friends I knew
All the friends I knew
I'm going home
Nothing's lost, all's gain
No more fret nor pain
No more stumbling on the way
No more longing for the day
Going to roam no more
Morning star lights the way
Restless dream all done
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life begun
There's no break, there's no end
Just a living on
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on
Going home, going home
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
I am going home
I'm just going home
Going home, going home


"Going Home" midi courtesy of - um, I don't know, but it's been in my files for a long time.....

"Going Home" lyrics courtesy of  http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/annie-haslam-lyrics/going-home-lyrics.html - 07/26/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/divide2.html - 04/28/03

Order of the Eastern Star Emblem courtesy of http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyrichmo/misc/oes.html - 12/20/07

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