11/16/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Norma Shrie Barron

Norma Elizabeth Shrie Barron
(d. 15 Nov 2007)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news this morning.  Norma Shrie Barron passed away in Newport News on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the age of 85.

From the Daily Press - 11/16/07:          

        Norma Elizabeth Shrie Barron

  NEWPORT NEWS - Norma 'Mamaw' Barron, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. Her daughters watched as the angels carried her home.

Norma was a lifelong resident of Newport News and a graduate of Newport News High School. She retired from the Newport News Police Department as a school crossing guard after 20 years of service and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Norma dedicated her life to her family. She loved card games, board games, bowling and, in her golden years, she was an avid bingo player.

Her husband, Thomas Jefferson Barron, and her twin sister, Anna May Thomas, preceded her in death.

Norma Shrie Barron
Her memory is left to be cherished by three daughters, Helen 'Duchess' Johnson and her husband, Glen, Dotty Barron Jernigan and her husband, Leon 'Bim', Louise Barron Dawes; Donna Jones, who was loved like a daughter; four grandchildren, Paul 'PJ' McRae and his wife, Bobbie, Mason G. Edwards and his wife, Lori, Thomas J. West, Amy E. Gelhaar and her husband, Mike; seven great- grandchildren, Jaret and Joshua West, Jordan and Macy Edwards, Erin Mike 'Trey' Gelhaar, and Killian McRae; a nephew, Charles 'Butch' Thomas and his wife, Denise; a niece, Jennifer Thomas and her husband, Glenn; and other loving family.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Dr. Richard Harrell in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/16/2007.
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Duchess, Dotty, Louise and family, I was saddened to hear that your mom had passed and so quickly. I have been thinking of the many times that I visited with you and your parents when I was in high school and later when my mother and I used to love visiting your parents. So many fond memories.
My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time and my prayers are with you.
With warm thoughts,
Sandra Ray (Newport News) - November 16, 2007
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May you find peace and strength from your cherished memories. God Bless!
Stephanie Tarter and family (Newport News, VA) - November 16, 2007
So sorry to receive the news about Norma. There are so few people on this earth that would give such unconditional love to all she met. She was so very good to me no mater what the circumstances were, I was always welcome into her and Toms home. My deepest sympathy to Duchess, Dotty and Louise. She was loved by all who knew her and will be keeping an eye on all of us from heaven.
Love and miss you Tommie.
Gary & Joy West (Crystal Lake, IL) - November 16, 2007
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Barron family and their friends.

  From Sandra Ray ('61) of VA - 11/16/07 - "Just to let you know.....":

Carol, thought I would send this to you, being that Mrs. Barron is the mother of a dear friend of mine, Duchess, whom I have known since my high school days when I went to Warwick.  I noticed that Mrs. Barron was a graduate of Newport News High School and thought you might like to know.  Thanking you in advance and hope all will keep Duchess and her family in there prayers during this sad time. 
Love and warm thoughts,

   Thank you, Sandra. I had just finished posting this Memorial Newsletter when your note arrived.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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The Old Rugged Cross

Words and Music by George Bennard, 1913

(The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan.
Or Pokagon, Michigan.
Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.)

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

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