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08/24/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Mary Ware Leftwich

Mary Ware Leftwich
(d. 22 Aug 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 19__

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  
Once again today we bring you sad news. 
  Mary Ware Leftwich passed away in Gloucester on Friday, August 22, 2008 at the age of 95. 


 From the Daily Press - 08/24/08:    

                 Mary Ware Leftwich

 

GLOUCESTER - Mary Ware Leftwich, 95, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008.

A native of Newport News, she was a graduate of Newport News High School and retired as secretary of Parkview Baptist Church, Newport News, after 21 years of service.

When moving to Gloucester, she became a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband, James Leftwich, and son, Robert Leftwich.

Survivors include two sons, James Leftwich of Florida, Ronald Leftwich and his wife, Judith, of Yorktown; one daughter, Sue Marshall and her husband, Otis, of Gloucester; daughter-in-law, Sarah Leftwich of Nebraska; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

 

Mary Ware Leftwich

 


Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in Peninsula Memorial Park with the Rev. Donald Ambrose officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, Bldg. D., Suite 301, 7550 Hospital Drive, Gloucester, VA 23061, or to the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 1917, 6595 Main St., Gloucester, VA 23061.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at www.dailypress.com/guestbooks.


Published in the Daily Press on 8/24/2008.

Guest Book
 


Sunday, August 24, 2008

To the Family of Leftwich,

We have fond memories of Mary at Parkview.

Sincerely,
Mark & Miriam Olson Waggoner
Mark & Miriam Waggoner, Hampton, Virginia
 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Daddy and Aunt Sue,

Sorry I can't make it to Memaw's funeral. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love you,
Lisa
Lisa Stanton, Petersburg, West Virginia Contact Me
 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Our heartfelt sympathy to Mary's family. We remember Mary with great fondness, she was truly a wonderful Christian lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Wayne & Barbara Kerlin, Fincastle, Virginia
 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mom was a living Angel on earth. Always there, always helping those in her presence
Mom was a living Angel on earth. Always there, always helping those in her presence. We, her children, were blessed to have such a wonderful role model who continued to mold lives of her children and grand children.

Her son, Jim
Jim Leftwich, Altha, Florida Contact Me
 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Jim , You have always been a great Friend and we will be in Prayer for you and the Family.
You were all so Blessed to have Mary for 95-years ! You are a living testimony of Her Greatness as a Mother and Friend.

Claude and Mildred Kelly
Claude and Mildred Kelly, Perry, Florida
 

   Our deepest condolences are extended to Mrs. Leftwich's family and their friends.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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The Old Rugged Cross

Words and Music by George Bennard, 1913

(The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan.
Or Pokagon, Michigan.
Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.)
 

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.


"The Old Rugged Cross" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm - 03/01/07
NOTE:  I felt strongly impressed that I should use this hymn.  After searching for over an hour for an arrangement I liked,
this version came closest in spirit, though I had hoped for an organ sound.

"The Old Rugged Cross" lyrics and history courtesy of http://synergy_2.tripod.com/lyrics/ruggedc1.html - 03/01/07

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

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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