Saturday, September 06, 2008
Westa was a very special person. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Love,
09/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Westa Talton Morris
Westa Eloise Talton Morris
Newport News High School Class of June 1947
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The sad news continues to arrive. Westa Talton Morris, Class of June 1947, widow of the late Lloyd Morris (June '45), passed away in Newport News on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at the age of 78.
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA to NNHS June '45 Classmates Kent Miller, Bill Smith, Charles Wicke - 09/06/08 - "NNHS Obit.":
Thank you so much for letting me know, Fred. I'm very sorry to hear this, and I did not pick up on it.
From the Daily Press - 09/06/08:
Westa Talton Morris
|NEWPORT NEWS -
Westa Eloise Talton Morris, 78, died in Newport News on Thursday, Sept. 4.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Wade and Luetta Woodard Talton, who brought her to Virginia from Johnston County, N.C., when she was 7-days-old. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Lloyd O. Morris Sr., and her brothers Ralph Aaron Talton and Jerry Oscar Talton.
As a lifelong resident of Newport News, Westa was very active in community service. In her early 30s, she was proud to work in the Newport News City Manager's Office. She served as an officer in the Newport News Women's Clubs and was a member of many historical and genealogical societies, as well as participating in public library and other innumerable committees for the betterment of Newport News.
She took up golf in her early 40s
and became active in several women's golf organizations, as well as the
Junior Golf Program at James River Country Club. The highlight of her golf
career occurred on Oct. 24, 1984, when she made a hole-in-one.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
—Kathy Howard, Newport News, Virginia
Our deepest condolences are extended to the Morris family and their friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Abide with Me
Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861
Abide with me; fast falls the
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.
Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.
Thou on my head in early youth
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
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