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11/14/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Joyce Robertson Kea

Joyce Robertson Kea
(d. 11 Nov 2012)

 Newport News High School Class of @ 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is still more sad news today.      Joyce Robertson Kea, Class of @ 1946, widow of Ken Kea (Class of @ 1946), passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida at the age of 83.

 From the Daily Press - 11/14/12:

           Joyce Robertson Kea


LAKELAND, FLA. - Joyce R. Kea, 83, of Lakeland, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center due to heart failure.

Joyce was born in Lynchburg, Va. She graduated from Newport News High School and met and married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Kea. They lived in Hampton where she worked for VEPCO for many years. For the past 38 years, she has made her home in Lakeland, Fla., where she worked for the Dept of Citrus until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Kea; her parents, Ernest and Pearl Robertson; brothers, Ernie and Richard Robertson; sisters, Phillis and Barbara Bruce.

Left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Sharon E. Kea, of Lakeland, a sister, Juanita R. Monk, of Newport News, Va., and many nieces and nephews.


 Joyce Robertson Kea

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Association.

Graveside funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lakeland Memorial Gardens cemetery. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Joyce's 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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


Lead, Kindly Light

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

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling 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.
O’er moor and fen, o’er 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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