- NNHS Newsletter
Charlotte Laverne Jones Simpson
Newport News High School Class of 1957
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news to report today, a bit belatedly.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/02/05:
I just wanted to let you
know that Charlotte Jones (Simpson) passed away
From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) to Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/03/05:
Thanks, Joe -
and Patsy and Pat. We are very sorry for the loss of your friend and
classmate. Our deepest
sympathies are extended to Ronald and the rest of the family, as well as to all of Charlotte's many friends.
Charlotte Laverne Jones Simpson
Athens - Charlotte L.
Simpson, 65, of Athens, GA died on September 20, 2005 at the Duke University
Medical Center in Durham, NC. She is survived by her husband, Ronald
Simpson, her daughter Jennifer Brandon, her son-in-law, Christopher Brandon
Jr., grandson Christopher Brandon III, her son Timothy Simpson,
daughter-in-law Dianne Hall Simpson, and grandsons Alexander Simpson,
Benjamin Simpson and Timothy Simpson. Mrs. Simpson was educated in the
public schools of Newport News, Virginia and was a graduate of the
of Tennessee School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for several
years and then spent the last portion of her career as a staff member in the
University of Georgia College of Arts and Sciences Advising Program.
Charlotte was called "Lot Lot" by her grandchildren and always put her
family and their needs first. She was engaged in many community activities
through the Green Acres Garden Club. The family of Charlotte Simpson will
receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East
on Lexington Road on Sunday, September 25th. A memorial service will be held
in her honor at the University of Georgia Chapel
at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 1st.The family requests that in lieu of
flowers, those who wish can contribute
to the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Jennifer Garst's Lung Cancer
Research Program, Duke University Medical Center 3828, Durham, NC 27710,
Attention Annette Henderson. Contributions should be marked "In Memory of
Lord and Stephens East is in charge of arrangements.
|Charlotte Laverne Jones|
|Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.|
Lord & Stephens Funeral
Homes East Chapel (Athens, GA ) - September 23, 2005
|We are very
sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your
Bobby & Kim Lewis
Bobby Lewis (Bishop, GA )
- September 23, 2005
|My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Peace be with you.|
Shelley Griffin (Athens,
GA ) - September 23, 2005
|We will always
remember Charlotte's gentle spirit, her kindness and her undying love for
each of you. We pray that Godís loving light will surround you in the
difficult days ahead and that He may bear the unbearable for you.
With deepest sympathy,
Weedie & Mark Stowers
(Atlanta, GA) - September 23, 2005
|I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.|
(Lubbock, TX ) - September 23, 2005
|Charlotte was a colleague at UGA Arts and Sciences. Her sweet spirit and infectious smile were a delight on a daily basis. Charlotte is the kind of person who always makes you feel comfortable. I am blessed to have known her.|
Joan Rhoden (Athens, GA )
- September 23, 2005
|Ron and family -
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Charlotte was a warm and wonderful colleague who will be missed by many.
Ann Crowther (Athens, GA
) - September 23, 2005
|Ron and family:
I am so sorry to hear about Charlotte.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time. Charlotte was always such a delight to
work with and I will always remember the good times we had in New College.
Vicky Smith (Statham, GA
) - September 26, 2005
|We are so sorry for your loss and have such precious memories of Charlotte's sweet smile and warm spirit. She was always so dear and kind to us and we pray that the Lord will give you peace during this difficult time. We continue to hold you in our prayers and send you our love.|
Becky and Bin Brandon
(St. Simons Island, GA ) - October 1, 2005
From Pat Beck Letzinger
('57) to the Members of the Class of 1957 - 10/03/05:
I received a most beautiful letter from Ronald Simpson today concerning his wife, Charlotte.
Rather than try and translate, I thought I would just copy it so you could read his very words....
Pat Beck Letzinger
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Dear Pat Beck Letzinger: Monday, October 3rd
I have received the message this morning that you sent to many of your classmates.
My first response was that no apologies are in order, unless it were one from me.
Thank you for your thoughtful and respectful comments.
Charlotte was diagnosed with lung cancer with metastasis in late April, here
in Athens, GA. We went to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for a
second opinion and it was determined that she could receive the same treatment
regimen at home, so we returned to Athens and she began chemotherapy. Later
when that protocol stopped working we went to Duke University Medical Center,
but things were too advanced for the wonderful doctors there to help. This was
all so stunning to us because she was not a smoker, was in wonderful health all
her life, and was always so careful to do "all the right things" to take care of
I want you to know that she continued to cherish her high school years
in Newport News and enjoyed returning to your reunions. Over the years she
stayed in close touch with her life-long friend LaRhue Nettles Mitchell ('58 - of VA).
We had 43 years of the finest marriage one could imagine. You will all be comforted
to know that she loved her life, was beloved and respected in our community, and
left behind two beautiful children and their families who live in our area and who
will provide comfort for all of us who loved Charlotte.
A memorial service was held this past Saturday in the University of Georgia Chapel,
next to the building on campus where she worked for 14 years. It was a beautiful
tribute to her life and during her eulogy I mentioned her love for and devotion
to Newport News High School. She was a unique, loving and beautiful woman.
I am enclosing a copy of the obituary that appeared in our local newspaper. Again,
I appreciate your kindness on behalf of all her classmates and wish you all the very
Thank you, Pat - and Ron - and Joe, for bringing it to our attention.
This information is also cross referenced here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Words by Ophelia G. Adams
Music by Charles D. Tillman
Unanswered yet? The prayer lips
In agony of heart these many years?
Does faith begin to fail, is hope departing,
And think you all in vain those falling tears?
Say not the Father hath not heard your prayer;
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere,
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere.
Unanswered yet? Tho' when you first presented
This one petition at the Father's throne,
It seemed you could not wait the time of asking,
So urgent was your heart to make it known.
Tho' years have passed since then, do not despair;
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere,
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere.
Unanswered yet? Nay, do not say ungranted;
Perhaps your part is not yet wholly done,
The work began when first your prayer was uttered,
And God will finish what he has begun
If you will keep the incense burning there;
His glory you shall see, sometime, somewhere,
His glory you shall see, sometime, somewhere.
Unanswered yet? Faith cannot be unanswered;
Her feet were firmly planted on the Rock;
Amid the wildest storm prayer stands undaunted,
Nor quails before the loudest thunder shock;
She knows Omnipotence has heard her prayer,
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere,"
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere."
Somewhere" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, copyright © 1999) and lyrics
of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0154_.htm - 10/03/05
Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com Ė 02/10/05
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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