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10/21/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Audrey King Schomburg

Audrey King Schomburg
(d. 17 Oct 2009)

Newport News High School Class of about 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The sadness among us continues.    Audrey King Schomburg, mother of Linda Schomburg Vaughan of NC, Nancy Schomburg Chesson of NJ, and Kay Schomburg Crisp of VA, and herself a Newport News High School graduate of about the Class of 1938, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Newport News at the age of 89.

 From the Daily Press - 10/21/09:

         Audrey King Schomburg

  NEWPORT NEWS - Audrey King Schomburg, 89, departed this life on Oct. 17, 2009.

She was the loving wife of Ryland Haywood Schomburg Jr., who preceded her in death.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Newport News and a graduate of Newport News High School. She was the daughter of John and Daisy King; and loving sister of Gordon King, Helen King, Hazel Warthan, and Hilda King, all of whom preceded her in death.

She was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church for many years.

Audrey was a devoted and loving mother to their three daughters, Linda S. Vaughan and husband, Brad of Greensboro, N.C., Nancy S. Chesson of Palmyra, N.J., and Kay S. Crisp of Newport News. She was dearly loved by her six grandchildren, Paul Vaughan, David Vaughan and wife, Mollie, Sarah Chesson, Jane Chesson, Julie Fairbanks and husband, Brad, and Stephen Crisp; and great-grandchildren, Bradshaw Vaughan and Charles Vaughan. Audrey also leaves her dear nieces and nephews, Faye and Tom Marney, Carol and Bill Burton, Marilyn Campbell, Betty Jean and Edmund Seymour, Bob Duke and Bill Duke; and special friends, Pat Hallett and Sara Wise.
 Audrey King Schomburg
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Orcutt Baptist Church, officiated by the Dr. John Tadlock and the Rev. Reggie Warren, with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. She will be buried between her adoring husband, Haywood, and loving sister, Helen, or Tissy as her family knew her.

In Audrey's memory, contributions may be made to Orcutt Baptist Church, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, VA 23602; The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058; or the Salvation Army of Hampton Roads, 1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Paul Evans and his nurse, Martina; the staffs of Visiting Angels and The Hidenwood; as well as her friends at Orcutt Baptist Church.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from October 20 to October 21, 2009.

October 20, 2009
Kay and family,
I knew your mom for many years in Dr Evans office and she was a wonderful lady. I always looked forward to talking with her. She will be greatly missed but it is wonderful that you were blessed to have her so long and she is now reunited with her husband and Tissy. You will be in my prayers over the next weeks.
~ Sonja Deal
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October 20, 2009

To the Schomburg Girls: It was such a joy to be around your mother. I loved visiting with her. David and I loved having her take trips with our Senior Group at Orcutt. She LOVED her "girls" so much and talked on and on about her grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by many of us. You will all be in our prayers.

~ David & Loraine Hughes, Chesapeake, Virginia
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October 20, 2009

To all of Ms. Schomburg's family.

Ms. Schomburg always put a smile on my face when coming to see Dr. Evans. I would always spend a little extra time with her because she was so pleasent to be around. You couldn't help but love her. She will always be in my memories and I will miss her dearly.
My prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Martina Anderson

October 20, 2009

Kay and family: We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. She will always be remembered by all her friends at the deli. You are in our hearts and prayers. Love,
~ Bill & Debbie Vaccarelli & staff, Danny's Deli, Newport News, Virginia
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October 21, 2009

Audrey was so very loved by the members at Orcutt. Her smile was so sweet and her touch so loving. We will miss her as will you untill we are all united again in a better place. Have comfort knowing that she is where she should be and not suffering.
Pam Chalkley, Hampton, Virginia

October 21, 2009

Dear Linda, Kay, Nancy and families,
Audrey was a beautiful lady and she will always hold a very special place in my heart. I am so glad I was able to spend some time with her in April and how special that she was a part of my birthday celebration. We are blessed to have had her in our lives. She will be missed by many but none as much as all of you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
~ Dru and Rick Davis, Spring, Texas

October 21, 2009

I was sad to hear of your mothers homegoing. I have fond memories of her sweetness. I was at Orcutt many years and she was one of the sweetest members.
May you have comfort knowing you will see her again.
~ Cheryl Mays Howard, Yorktown, Virginia



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to the entire Schomburg family and their friends at this time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid thencircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
Oer moor and fen, oer crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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  Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at - 01/01/04

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