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07/28/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Becky Smith Woods

Rebecca Bell Smith Woods
(d. 25 July 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is yet more sad news this Sunday.  Becky Smith Woods, Class of 1961, sister of Bonnie Smith and of the late  Carol Smith Saunders ('63), passed away at her home in Newport News on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the age of 76. She was the sister-in-law of Bob Saunders ('61) of VA.


From the Daily Press - 07/28/19:   

             Rebecca Smith Woods

   

NEWPORT NEWS - Rebecca Smith Woods, 76, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at her home.

Rebecca was born and raised in Newport News graduating from Newport News High School in 1961. She worked in the Newport News City Manager's office as an administrative assistant and retired after more than 30 years of service.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her father, Charles Smith and sister, Carol Saunders (Smith).

She is survived by her mother, Marguerite Smith of Newport News; her husband, Woodrow "Fletcher" Woods of Newport News; her daughter, Jennifer Woods Toppel (Scott) of Virginia Beach, VA; her son, Jeffrey Woods of Newport News; her sister, Bonnie Smith of Newport News and four grandchildren, Ella and Simone Toppel and Syd and Ana Woods.

 

 
 
 


The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Weymouth Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:00p.m. by Rev. Kathy Gray at Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on July 28, 2019.
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July 27, 2019

Becky was a great person with a beautiful spirit and an awesome work ethic. She became an expert on all aspects of Newport News city government.....so appropriate because she was a Newport News girl from day one. There was never a better co-worker and friend. Condolences to Fletcher, the kids, and grand kids.

Neil Morgan Jo Ann Morgan
Yorktown

~ Neil Morgan, Yorktown, Virginia


July 27, 2019

So sorry to hear of Becky's passing. She was a very sweet and lovely person. I got to know Becky because her mom and I are neighbors. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

~ Barbara Norcutt, Newport News, Virginia

 

July 27, 2019

Godspeed, sweet cousin, you will be sorely missed.

~ Donna and Brown Weaver


July 28, 2019

Kind, Genuine, and fun-loving. . . That's our Becky! There will never be a better friend.
Sending our love and deepest condolences to Fletcher, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Bonnie and family,

Mabel and Keith

~ Mabel Washington Jenkins, Newport News, Virginia


July 28, 2019

I loved Becky's spirit and laughter. She was the best coworker anyone could have. Always loving her Newport News High School and her boss Neil. I will miss you, Beckster.

~ Berh Cumming, Hampton, Virginia


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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Becky's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam61.html


  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865


Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.


"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04

  Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Divider Line 555 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines12.html - 10/08/11

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