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Mary Lou Phillips Bains
Newport News High School Class of 1952
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is still more sad news today. Mary Lou Phillips Bains, Class of 1952, sister of Dan Phillips ('54) and Porter Phillips Booker ('57), passed away at home in Williamsburg on Sunday, October 04, 2015 at the age of 88.
From the Daily Press - 10/07/15:
Mary Lou Phillips Bains
WILLIAMSBURG - Mary Lou Phillips Bains, 81, passed away on October 4, 2015, at home.
Mary Lou was born January 29, 1934, in Newport News, to Daniel Marrow Phillips and Amonette DeMott Phillips. She graduated from Newport News High School, in 1952, and from Southern Seminary in 1955.
Mary Lou was a teacher in Newport News until she had children, at which point being a loving mother became her primary focus. As her children grew in age she returned to the public school system as a substitute teacher in Hampton and was a resident of Hampton, VA for over 50 years.
Having been raised in a large family including multi-generational relationships and extended cousins, Mary Lou carried the lesson of the importance of family into her family. She was especially devoted to her husband, son, three daughters, grandchildren, and extended family. Mary Lou was a caring woman, thoughtful and kind- always making sure that those around her were taken care of, and she will be greatly missed.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by both her parents; and her husband, Richard.
Mary Lou is survived by her son, George Daniel Bains and his wife, Renee; daughters, Elizabeth (Beth) Bains, Maria Peters and her husband, Gary, and Victoria (Tory) Bains; grandchildren, Kristopher Peters, Jonathan Peters, and Danielle Peters, Melissa Shepherd and her husband, Field, Andrew Bains, George Everett Bains, Chelsea Bains Chavis and her husband, Justin, Patrick Bains; as well as her great-grandchildren Addison and Aiden Chavis. Mary Lou also leaves behind her brother, Daniel Marrow Phillips Jr. and his wife, Alice; her sister, Porter Booker and her husband, Marshall; her sister-in-law, Nancy Jane Bains; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank Virginia Oncology Associates, Dr. Paschold and his staff, and Williamsburg Internal Medicine, Dr. Parikh and his staff for their compassion and caring of Mary Lou in her fight with cancer. Also Gentiva Hospice, especially Steve and Kim for their care and guidance during her time of need.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home. A service celebrating Mary Lou's life will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VA Living Museum; or The
Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg. R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home,
Hampton is in charge of the arrangements.
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October 07, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
I was pleased to see a sentence in Mary Lou's obituary which describes exactly how I have always thought of her. Mary Lou was a caring, thoughtful woman, always making sure those around her were taken care of.
During her illness whenever I called or visited Mary Lou I marveled at her strength and cheerfulness.
I will always miss her.
~ Nancy Jan Bains, Hampton, Virginia
I will miss my favourite shopping buddy. I will always have fond memories of our many beach trips and summer trips to Hampton. Sending love to the family.
~ Natasha Peters, Abingdon, Virginia
Our sincere sympathy in your loss.
~ Marshall Nuckols,
Glen Allen, Virginia
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mary Lou's family and 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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Come, Ye Disconsolate
Words by Thomas
Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe
Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."
Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.
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