- NNHS Newsletter - Lucy Thornton Arnold
Hampton High School Class of @ 1949
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad if slightly belated news this Tuesday. Lucy Thornton Arnold, Hampton HS Class of @ 1949, sister of Emmett Thornton, Jr., of FL, passed away at her home in Yorktown on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the age of 84.
Widow of Spencer Arnold (Hampton HS - '48), she was the sister-in-law of the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of CA, and of the late Dave Arnold ('65).
From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of CA - 08/02/16, 7:17 AM - "Death":
Don't know if this will be of interest for your newsletter, but Lucy Arnold, my sister-in-law, who was married to Dave's brother, Spence, died last Monday. Lucy and Spence both graduated from Hampton High School. Her obituary is in the Daily Press.
Oh, Pam, I'm so sorry to hear this! Lucy sounds like such a very fine woman. You and your family have my sincerest condolences.
From the Daily Press - 07/31/16:
Lucy Thornton Arnold
HAMPTON - Lucy T. Arnold, 84, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2016, at her home in Yorktown, Va.
Born on December 21, 1931, a native of Hampton, Virginia, Lucy attended Hampton High School and was a graduate of Christopher Newport University.
Lucy had a distinguished career as Recreation Program Administrator of Newport News Parks & Recreation, which began in 1969, and lasted until her retirement in 1993. As program administrator of Parks & Recreation, Lucy was instrumental in creating the city's annual Fall Festival of Folklife, which recently celebrated its 43rd anniversary.
She was a devoted fellow and choir member of the Northside Christian Church in Yorktown, Va., and a leader of Stephen's Ministry.
Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Emmet P. and Beulah Thornton, and her late husbands, John Bernard Tekinder and James Spencer Arnold, Jr.
|Lucy Thornton Arnold|
Lucy's funeral service will be officiated by Northside Christian Church Ministry on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:00 am with remarks by Lucy's granddaughter, Rev. Sarah Jobe.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests expressions of sympathy be made to Northside Christian Church Student Center Fund, 1300 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, Va. 23693.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
Arrangements are under the
care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA
23666. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Lucy's family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.
Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
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