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09/08/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Mitchell Strickland

Mitchell Joshua Strickland
(d. 30 Aug 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Mitchell Strickland, Class of 1962, passed away at his home in Hampton on Monday, August 30, 2010 at the age of 66. 

   His siblings include Sylvia Strickland,   Harry Strickland ('59),   Richard Strickland ('64), and Dennis Strickland.


    From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 09/05/10 - "Another from the NNHS Class of 1962????":

Dear Carol,
 
This was in the Daily Press yesterday, Sept. 4, and if indeed it is Mitchell he was in the NNHS class of 1962. Please verify for me.
 
Thank you,
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet - NNHS 1962

   Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Brownie; I would not have recognized it. I am extremely loath to publish anything about this yet, until we determine if it is actually the same man - and because of the Labor Day weekend, we will have a slight delay.....

Thank you for checking. Due to the holiday weekend I have not heard from any of my other classmates regarding Mitchell. I really feel it is him but I also do not want to list him as "gone" until indeed we learn at it is him.

Take care,
Brownie


From the Daily Press - 09/04/10:

     Mitchell J. Strickland
 
  HAMPTON - Mitchell J. Strickland, 66, passed away peacefully on Aug. 30, 2010, with his beloved wife, Brenda and other family members by his side. Services are pending for next week. Arrangements under the care of Cremation Society of Virginia. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from September 3 to September 4, 2010.

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From the Daily Press - 09/08/10:

     Mitchell J. Strickland
   

 

 
    HAMPTON - Mitchell J. Strickland, 66, died peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, with his wife and family by his side.

Born in Tabor City, N.C., he moved to the Peninsula with his family in 1952. He was a 1962 graduate of Newport News High School. He developed an interest in cars while still in high school that continued throughout his life. He worked for Hutchens Chevrolet for more than 20 years. His greatest love was drag racing, and he spent many happy hours at the track or working on his race car. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time at home with his family and working in his garage.
 
Mitchell J. Strickland
 
 
  He was a loving husband, brother, uncle, stepfather and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; stepchildren, Dara Dempsey, James Hautz (Leslie), Jeremy Hautz (Lauren) and Jason Pully (Kim); and his grandchildren, Brittnie, Katelyn, Andruw, Jay, Amy, and Mary. He is also survived by his sister, Sylvia Strickland and her husband, Jimmy; and brothers, Harry Strickland, Richard Strickland, Dennis Strickland; nieces, Robin Green and Lisa Jones; great-niece, Lauren; nephew, Randy Strickland and wife, Sandi; and great-nephew, Trent.

He was preceded in death by his father, John J. Strickland; his mother, Alice Gore Strickland; and a nephew, James Strickland Jr.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at Wallace Memorial United Methodist Church in Fox Hill. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. following visitation. Friends and family are invited to the home after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the .

Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from September 8 to September 9, 2010.

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September 03, 2010 
 
May you find some solace and comfort in the memories of good times shared together and the knowledge that Mickey is now at peace.

~ Debbie Kercher, Newport News, Virginia
 

September 03, 2010 

To know Mickey is to know he was a man of few words, but one of the only people in the world that would give you the shirt off of his back and fix your car better than when you bought it. My prayers go out to Brenda and the family. Mickey will be sadly missed, and I know I will miss those wild comments he always made. I do know in my heart there will be a Big-Block Chevy motor in a Hotrod with a man eating mints watching over Brenda and her entire family everyday. I WILL MISS YOU MICK. JESSE HEWITT II, NNFD
 

 

September 07, 2010 

Mickey, YOU ARE SADLY MISSED BY DWAYNE AND HIS MOTHER. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL FRIEND. YOU HELPED DWAYNE AND ME IN SO MANY WAYS, AND DWAYNE HELPED YOU WHEN YOU NEEDED HIM. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS. WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. OUR LOVE GOES OUT TO BRENDA AND FAMILY. WE LOVE YOU, DOT AND DWAYNE WADE.

~ DWAYNE WADE, HAMPTON, Virginia

 

September 07, 2010 

Brenda, just to let you know you are in my prayers. May you find comfort in knowing Mickey is in a better place. May the memories you two shared help ease your pain. God be with you.

~ Mary Richardson, Hampton, Virginia
 


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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Strickland family and their family and friends.


   This information is also recorded here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html 

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam62.html


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
915-780-3048


Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861


Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
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 didst smile,
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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