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Darlene Mitchell Harrison
Newport News High School Class of 1955
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is still more sad if slightly belated news today. Darlene Mitchell Harrison, Best Dancer in the Class of 1955, sister of Dallas Mitchell Noble and of the late Dolores Mitchell Lawton, passed away in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the age of 79.
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 10/11/16, 1:27 PM:
...I'm not sure if you know about the passing of Darlene Mitchell Harrison, Class of 55, last month, from pancreatic cancer. Her parents rented the house next door to us, from my grandparents, from the time I was a baby until my grandmother died in 1974...
Oh, NO! I'm so sorry to hear this, Sandi! Darlene was such a lovely young woman - and indeed, was one of the "Dawn Lovelies" for her class! Thank you for letting me know.
From the Daily Times - 10/05/16:
Darlene Mitchell Harrison
CAPE CHARLES - Darlene M.
Harrison, 79, loving mother and resident of Cape Charles, Virginia, passed
away peacefully with family at her side Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at
Hospice House in Virginia Beach.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, and raised in Newport News, she was the daughter of the late Dallie N. Mitchell and the late Grace B. Mitchell. From an early age, Ms. Harrison was recognized for her singing talent, performing on a regular basis on local radio and television stations in Newport News. As her talent bloomed, as well as her beauty and poise, she was crowned Miss Newport News in 1955 and went on to compete in the Miss Virginia Pageant.
She married Earl James Harrison, Jr., and raised five children. She went to work for the Newport News Shipyard when her youngest was in high school, and took early retirement to enjoy her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by
five children: Debra H. Reynolds of Richmond; Earl James "EJ" Harrison, III and
his wife, Kelly, of Cape Charles; Shawn M. Harrison and his wife, Annette, of
Cape Charles; Meri H. Bingham and her husband, Jim, of Virginia Beach; and
Stella H. Melley and her husband, Brendan, of Alexandria; eleven grandchildren:
Steven, Stephanie, Nathan, Brittany, Chad, Shana, Catherine, Claire, Quinn, and
Griffin; two great-grandchildren: Liam and Vada.
Ms. Harrison is also survived by her loving companion Peter East, brother-in-law, Forest E. Lawton, sister, Dallas M. Noble, and eleven nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved sister Dolores E. Lawton.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted Saturday, October 8, at 4:00pm at the Lower Northampton Baptist Church by family friend, Pastor Jeff Conrow.
In lieu of
contributions, please hug your loved ones often.
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Darlene'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
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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!
Broken" midi (Sequenced by
courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/rgetman/hymns_list.htm
"Morning Has Broken" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cgmusic.com/cghymnal/others/m/morninghasbroken.htm- 03/31/06
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy ofhttp://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Flower Bar 26 courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/FlaminJune/Flowerlines2.html - 09/03/12
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