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08/17/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Larry Burden

Larry Bernard Burden
(d. 14 Aug 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,    
here is even more sad news today.    Larry Burden, Class of 1968, passed away in Richmond on Saturday, August 14, 2010He was the brother of Ivy Burden-Pope of FL, Ike Burden (Huntington HS - '64) of VA, and      Eric Burden ('66) of Northern VA.

   Larry holds the distinction of being the second black student ever to attend Newport News High School, following his brother, Eric, in the fall of 1964.,0,5345343.story

the Daily Press - 08/17/10:  

           Larry B. Burden

    RICHMOND - Larry Bernard Burden, 60, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at the Retreat Hospital.

A native of Newport News, Va., he was the son of the late Isaac M. Burden and Ivy Porter Burden.

He is survived by a son, Steven Kelley; a sister, Ivy A. Burden-Pope of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Isaac Burden (Elaine) of Newport News, Eric E. Burden of Springfield, Va.; a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Rebos, 6000 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond.
Larry Burden

Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby and Valanti R. Lambert, Directors, 757-357-4742.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from August 17 to August 18, 2010.
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August 17, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

August 17, 2010   

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
is yours.

This love that I have
of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks

To the Burden family, thoughts of you and the balm of corresponding prayer are manifestly in place.

~ Charles L. Sullivan, Newport News, Virginia

August 17, 2010  

Gone, but not forgotten. Boy, do we have some great and lasting childhood memories. Our condolences to Ike, Eric, and Ivy, and all who knew and loved Larry.

August 17, 2010   

To the Burden Family, The Braxtons on 32nd & Madison Avenue would like to extend to you our heartfelt sympathy in the time of your loss. We pray that God will continue to bless you, keep you and comfort you. Know that he is better hands and in a better place. No more pain and suffering. Continue to hold on to God's unchanging hand.

~ Vivian Jefferson Ashlock (Braxtons, Laniers)


August 17, 2010 

Ivy my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God is always close and he will comfort you all.

~ Donna Butcher - Classmate 1979, Newport News, Virginia

August 17, 2010

Eric, I just heard about Larry please know we at NNHS will never forget him.

~ Janet Liakos and all the family

August 17, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Arnetta Lewis-Slade, Surry, Virginia

August 17, 2010 

Ike, Eric, & LoLo,
You know I feel what you feel. Larry was my brother and probably my first boyfriend. I will always remember his and my grade school years and sneaking to get a quick kiss. I've not been in much contact with Larry, but I will never forget him. He too was like a brother -- my 31st Street family. My prayers and heart will always will be with you guys now and forever. Love You All!!!

~ Michele Selden Kelton

August 18
, 2010 

  Eric and family,
May your wonderful memories of a life well lived comfort you now and in the days ahead.
May God's love embrace you all.

~ Joe Wingo, Charlotte, North Carolina
August 18, 2010 



   Our deepest condolences are extended to Larry's family and their friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Morning Has Broken

Words: Eleanor Farjeon
Music: Traditional Gaelic

1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

2. Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation; praise ev'ry morning,
God's recreation of the new day!

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