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08/02/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Edwin Wilson

Edwin L. Wilson, Jr.
(d. 28 July 2016)

Probably Morrison High School Class of @ 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Tuesday.   Edwin Wilson, probably Morrison HS Class of @ 1943, brother of Myra Wilson Noland of VA, Douglas Wilson of VA, and Parks Wilson of MD, and of the late Bennett Wilson, passed away at The Chesapeake in Newport News on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the age of 90. 

   At one time he served as Principal at John W. Daniel Elementary School and Sedgefield Elementary School, among others.


From the Daily Press - 08/02/16:

       Edwin L. Wilson, Jr.
   

 

 
    NEWPORT NEWS - Edwin L. Wilson, Jr., 90, died on Thursday, July 28, 2016 after a lengthy decline in his health. He was a resident at The Chesapeake in Newport News.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, Edwin and Christine Wilson, and by his brother, Bennett.

Surviving is his loving wife of 65 years, Naomi; his sister, Myra Noland of Newport News; brothers, Douglas of Richmond and Parks of Silver Spring, MD; and many nieces and nephews.

Returning from his service in the U.S. Army during World War II, he studied at The University of Virginia where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and where he earned his degrees in Education. He was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Honor Society.

 
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  He taught English at Petersburg High School and later became Principal of Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Danville, VA. His career in education brought him back to Newport News where he served as Principal at John Daniel Elementary School, Grafton Elementary in Yorktown, Reservoir and Sedgefield Elementary Schools in Newport News.

He was instrumental in founding the Newport News Public Schools Credit Union, serving as its first administrator. It was after this that he established his businesses, Mercury Florist and Gazebo Gifts in Newport News. He and Naomi were the owners and operators until his retirement after 35 years.

He was a dedicated and conscientious member of Trinity United Methodist Church for most of his life. In recent years, he has been a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on August 2, 2016.

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My condolences to the entire family. I will always remember the Wilsons of Westover Road.

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mr. Wilson's family, friends, and students 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
910-584-8019


Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
 

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?


"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

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

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
    
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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