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11/18/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sherry Crossley Jenkins

Sheridan Crossley Jenkins
(1937 - 14 Nov 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1955

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news continues this Sunday.  Sherry Crossley Jenkins, Class of 1955, sister of Banning Crossley ('61), passed away in Altoona, Florida on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the age of 81.

   Sherry, a Stuart Gardens girl, was easily one of the most beautiful and vivacious young women to ever graduate from NNHS, with a bright intelligence which shone from her eyes. It's easy to understand why she was selected as a "Dawn Lovely" her senior year. She's certain to be missed by all who knew her.


From the Daily Press - 11/18/18: 

                 Sheridan (Sherry) Crossley Jenkins

    ALTOONA, FL - Sheridan (Sherry) Crossley Jenkins, 81, of Altoona, FL passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. She was born in Newport News, Virginia.

She graduated Newport News High School (1955), attended University of Virginia School of Nursing, as well as, Texas A&M University, but graduated from the University of Colorado. Parents: Mary Frances Walker Crossley and Edward Banning “Tinks” Crossley, Jr.

She held many positions, including: Secretary of a large food chain, Manager of an art gallery, Secretary for Washington DC attorneys, member and director of charitable organizations on several military bases.

Sherry was an amazing woman who everyone could call “friend.” She held a special place in everyone’s heart as she traveled the world with her husband, Colonel Charles Ronald Jenkins (USAF Retired), and family during her husband’s military career. Through the years you could always find her active in their community, volunteering for local organizations and church, playing bridge, teaching water aerobics to the neighborhood, reading and simply enjoying life. Sherry was a devoted wife, mother and friend who had a special gift that will be missed by all.
  Survived by: husband Colonel Charles Ronald Jenkins (USAF Retired); son: Michael Banning Jenkins and wife Shelly Ann Jenkins; daughter: Karlyn (Kay) Jenkins; brother: Banning Crossley; grandson: Christopher Banning Jenkins; and granddaughter: Jessica Ann Jenkins.

Memorial Service at the First Presbyterian Eustis on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that if you desire you may donate to your favorite charitable organization.

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Umatilla, FL.
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Published in Daily Press on November 18, 2018.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Ron, Daralie and I want to express our deepest condolences on your families' great loss. We remember Sherry very well from High School and can see the wonderful and active life she led with you. Keep well - we know you will,

Daralie and Burt Sharf

~ Burt Sharf

Monday, November 19, 2018

Ron: I am so saddened by your loss. Sherry was always such an upbeat person at water aerobics and bridge. I know you are missing her - I surely know I am. Judy's and my prayers are with you, your family, and Sherry's friends. God bless you all.
Jerry and Judy Robie

~ Jerry Robie

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

All my love to my Jenkins family, who I didn't get to see as often as I would've liked. Thank you, Aunt Sherry, for giving me someone to look up to and look forward to seeing, and for the ways you stood in for Grandmom after she passed away. I'm so sorry Sam and I couldn't be there today, and that it has been too long since we saw you last. You will be so missed.

~ Kim Crossley

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Sherry'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

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Words by Henry W. Baker
Music by John B. Dykes

The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth;
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me;
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 1999, and extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 09/09/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

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