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09/11/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Mercer Christian

Mercer W. Christian
(25 June 1914 -  Sept 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1932

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

 
 We have more sad news this morning.   
 Mercer Christian, Class of 1932, has passed away in Hampton at the age of 94.


From the Daily Press - 09/11/08:


 

Mercer W. Christian
  HAMPTON - Mercer W. Christian was born June 25, 1914, in Suffolk and raised in Newport News. He has one sister, Ella Jane Babb, and one son, Mercer W. Christian III of Hampton. Mercer was married to the late Irene Poteat of Morganton, N.C., for 52 years.

A graduate of Newport News High School in 1932, he later attended The Apprentice School and worked at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company and Horne Brothers, he retired from NASA. Mercer was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Newport News and was a Sunday School teacher of the Men's Bible class and was most recently a member of Hampton Baptist Church.

 
Mercer Christian
 

Mercer and Irene were members of the Virginia Peninsula Rose Society, the American Rose Society and the American Daffodil Society. They were judges for the American Rose Society and judged from New York to South Carolina. They were also volunteers for many years at Bluebird Gap Farm in Hampton, where they started the vegetable, flower and herb gardens. Mercer received his 50-year pin for the highest order of the Masons in the spring of 2005.

A graveside service with Masonic rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Parklawn Memorial Park, by Dr. Charles R. Smith and Dr. Chester L. Brown.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on 9/11/2008.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

 

 

    We offer our sincerest condolences to the Christian family 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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In the Garden

Words and Music by Charles Austin Miles, 1912
(7 Jan 1868 - 10 Mar 1946)
 

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known


"In the Garden" midi (sequenced by Randell M. Lawson) and lyrics courtesy of http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/lyrics/inthegarden.htm - 01/31/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Peach Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/linesbarsfloral.msnw  - 04/05/05

Masonic Emblem courtesy of http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/qual.htm - 06/15/07

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