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10/09/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Brenda Campbell Champ

Brenda Ellen Campbell Champ
(05 Aug 1947 - 05 Oct 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1966

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news just continues to pour our way.   Brenda Campbell Champ, Class of 1966, sister of Glenn Campbell ('63), Larry Campbell ('66), and Greg Campbell ('67), passed away in Newport News on Saturday, October 05, 2019 at the age of 72


From the Daily Press - 10/09/19: 

                  Brenda Campbell Champ

    NEWPORT NEWS - Brenda Ellen Champ, 72, passed away on October 5, 2019. She was born in Covington, Va. on August 5, 1947 to Wilbert Lee and Alice G. Campbell.

She graduated from Newport News High School in 1966.

She worked as Sales Associate at Montgomery Wards Dept. store for a number of years and The Daily Press where she retired.

When she wasn't working, she enjoyed get-togethers with family, spending time with her children and grandchildren, eating out at various favorite restaurants and taking trips back home to Clifton Forge, Covington, The Shenandoah Valley, and Douthat State Park.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Wilbert Lee Campbell and Alice G. Backus.

She is survived by her son, Milton "Ric" Champ, Jr. (Vickie); daughters Kimberly Griffin and Jennifer Walkosz (Chad); grandchildren, Brandon and Alex Champ, Cedric Jr. and Eriq Griffin, Zachary Porter (Kamoni), Karleigh (Jake), Logan and Madison Walkosz; great-grandsons, Adrian and Dakota Porter; brothers, Larry Lee Campbell, W. Glenn Campbell, and Robert Gregory Campbell (Shirley); nephew, Robert Gregory Campbell Jr.,; and great-nephews, Jacob and Jonathan Campbell.

  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude's Children Hospital, Children's Cancer Foundation, or the American Heart Association.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on October 9, 2019.

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October 08, 2019

So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure keeping Mrs. Champ's room clean for her. Nice lady.

~ Laurie Washington, New Kent, Virginia

October 09, 2019

Even though you are physically gone, you will live on everyday in my heart and soul. I thank you for the unconditional love you gave me, and the lessons in life you taught me. I wouldn't be the man I am today without you. Until we meet again, I love you with all my heart. Rest In Peace, Mom.


~ Milton (Ric) Champ

October 09, 2019

Mom, You will be so dearly missed. You were a well rounded woman, had a giving soul, showed unconditional and tough love. We had ups and downs, misunderstandings, fun, laughter, sad times, great times, and great memories. I admire your strength and everything about you that will be carried on through us that we can pass down to be carried on forever. You will never be forgotten and forever loved in my heart. Thank you for being you and having a part of molding the values of who I am. Keep watching over us. It is now time for you to rest. You have done your earthly job here, and did it with the most greatness! I will miss you and love you forever and always! Love your daughter, Kim

~ Kimberly Griffin, Hampton, Virginia

October 09, 2019

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

~ American Heart Association

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Brenda's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Morning Has Broken

Words: Eleanor Farjeon
Music: Traditional Gaelic

1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

2. Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation; praise ev'ry morning,
God's recreation of the new day!

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