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08/11/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Odessa Burton Huskey

Odessa Burton Huskey
(d. 09 Aug 2012)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news to impart today.    Odessa Burton Huskey, Class of @ 1948, sister of Billy Burton and Carolyn Burton Griffin, passed away at home in Hayes on Thursday, August 09, 2012 at the age of 83. 

From the Daily Press - 08/11/12: 

                   Odessa Burton Huskey


HAYES - Heaven gained a beautiful angel, Odessa B. Huskey, who passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones on Aug. 9, 2012, at the age of 83.

She grew up in Newport News, Va., the daughter of Clarence and Evelyn Burton. Odessa graduated from Newport News High School. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was an amazing woman who will be missed very much and remembered forever.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Cleo Huskey Sr.; children, Diana Cook, and Cleo "Bubba" Huskey Jr. and wife, Amy; brother, Billy Burton; sister, Carolyn Griffin; grandchildren, Tonya C. Jones and husband, Tim, Shannon Cook and wife, Jennifer, Aaron Huskey and wife, Stacy, Brent Huskey, Keith Huskey; great-grandchildren, Austin and Logan Cook; first cousins, nieces and nephews.



Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Richard Croxton, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Interment will follow in Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 11, 2012, at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the Hospice of Virginia, Jessica and Deloris, for the care and support given to Odessa and her family.

In memory of Odessa, contributions may be given to Providence Baptist Church, 3501 Providence Road, Hayes, VA 23072.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from August 11 to August 12, 2012.

August 16, 2012
Jane, Susie and family I am so sorry for your loss.
Praying God's peace for you during your time of grief!
August 15, 2012
 May God bless and strengthen your family at this time. Steve and Dianne Bell. Natalie Bell sends her condolences..

August 14, 2012

Bubba and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother was faithful customer to my mom for years and she will be missed.

~ Cheri and Pat, Gloucester, Virginia

August 13, 2012

Our prayers are with the Huskey family at this time. No doubt Mrs. Huskey will be remembered by so many!

~ Gary & Sue Buckley, Gloucester Point, Virginia

August 12, 2012

Condolences! Our thoughts and prayers are with you for your lost.

~ Sidney Weiss, Newport News, Virginia

August 12, 2012

Although we can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in our thoughts and prayers.

August 12, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with each and everyone. Keep the memories of her close to your heart. I know it's so hard during this difficult time. Only "time" will heal your pain.

August 12, 2012
Sorry to hear about Odessa, I knew her from Marshall Courts and remember the day Jer and Cleo got married. My heart goes to Cleo and family.

August 12, 2012
Mr. Bubba and family, Sorry for your loss. She was a delightful woman and a joy to work with. Hope you can find peace, knowing she is now in a better place.

August 12, 2012
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.

August 11, 2012

Mr. Huskey, Bubba, Amy and family, Many heartfelt thoughts of love and sympathy come your way from my family to yours. Although we are meant to rejoice in Mrs. Huskey's homegoing, it doesn't erase the sadness that her passing brings, but joy will come again, and it will be good. (She looks so pretty in this picture!)

August 11, 2012

Bubba, Amy, and family, Wayne and I are sending heartfelt condolences with the loss of your sweet MOM. Knowing the Good Lord has his arms wrapped around her is a great comfort, I know!! May you all find peace and strength through the love of family and friends and His word! We love you and care for you all!!! God Bless!

August 11, 2012

Dear Bubba, Please accept my sincere condolences and do give my best to your father and sister.

August 11, 2012

  In Loving Memory of Odessa B. Huskey by Wilbur, Linda, and Jim Templeman.

August 11, 2012

Bubba, sorry for your loss , I know she was one of your dearest treasures.
We can grieve with you because my wife just lost her son.

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Odessa's family and friends.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

No Night There

Words by John R. Clements, c.1899
Music by Hart P. Danks (6 Apr 1834 - 20 Nov 1923)


1. In the land of fadeless day
Lies the city foursquare;
It shall never pass away,
And there is no night there.

* Refrain:
God shall wipe away all tears,
There’s no death, no pain, nor fears,
And they count not time by years,
For there is no night there.

2. All the gates of pearl are made,
In the city foursquare;
All the streets with gold are laid,
And there is no night there.

3. All the gates shall never close
To the city foursquare;
There life’s crystal river flows,
And there is no night there.

4. There they need no sunshine bright,
In that city foursquare;
For the Lamb is all the light,
And there is no night there.

"No Night There" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 01/12/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 03/15/05

Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/09

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