08/16/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Bunny's Mother AND Donna's Mother
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
more sad news today. I was finally posting this announcement, obituary and
for Bunny Booker's mother on "Other Recent Deaths":
Margie Ellen Hamilton Booker
NEWPORT NEWS - Margie Ellen
Booker, 87, died Saturday, July 31, 2004. She was born in West Augusta Co. and
had been a Peninsula resident for the past 72 years. She was employed at the
downtown W.T. Grants for many years. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Ernest R. Booker Sr. She is survived by her three
daughters, Juanita Wittum and her husband, Charles, of Cicero, Ind., Diane
Lindsay of Byron, Mich., and Mary Ellen Kolton of Newport News; her son, Ernest
'Bunny' R. Booker Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Fenton, Mich.; her brother, Berlin
Hamilton of Newport News; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The
family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Weymouth
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug.
4, at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Larry Jones of Northside
Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 404 Colley Ave.,
Norfolk, VA 23507.
Published in the Daily Press from 8/1/2004 - 8/3/2004
Then I received the following two emails from caring Typhoon friends:
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 08/15/04:
Donna Worsham Lonce's ('65) mother died.
From Jim Dossett ('66) of VA - 08/16/04:
So this is now posted as well:
Ruth Virginia Brooks Worsham
NEWPORT NEWS - Ruth Virginia
Brooks Worsham, 81, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Riverside Regional Medical
Center. She was a native of Centralia, Ill., and was a Peninsula resident for
the past 62 years. She was a charter member of Bethany Baptist Church, now known
as Faith Baptist Church. Ruth was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great
grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was
preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Harry M. Worsham. She is survived
by her three loving daughters, Gay Johnson and her husband, Jerry, of
Gloucester, Donna Lonce of Newport News, and Sandra McConnell and her husband,
Fred, of Suffolk; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, at the Weymouth Funeral Home
Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 100 Blackburn Lane,
Hampton, VA 23666.
Published in the Daily Press from 8/14/2004 - 8/15/2004.
Our deepest sympathies are extended
to the Booker and Worsham families. And thanks, Frances and Jim,
for alerting me. I do love the way y'all take care of each other.
Lots of news tomorrow; y'all take today.
Love to all, Carol
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