11/27/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Louise Price Crank
Louise Price Crank
Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news this Monday morning. Louise Price Crank, mother of Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA and Becky Crank Tench ('65) of VA, and mother-in-law of Pete Tench ('65) of VA, passed away at home in Newport News on Saturday, November 25, 2017 four days before her 97th birthday.
From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 11/26/17:
|I wanted to pass on to our NNHS
friends that Becky Crank Tench and Jimmy Crank's mother
passed away last night. Their mother, Mrs. Crank, was one of the most
lovely, caring and Christian woman! Throughout my life she was an
example of what I wanted to become...the epitome of kindness and
goodness. God Bless you Mrs. Crank...heaven is again a wonderful place
because you are there! Blessings to the family. Very sad for their loss
but joyous for her presence in heaven.
Oh, I'm so sorry to learn this, but thank you so much for letting us know, Pauline. What a lovely woman she must have been. My sincerest condolences are extended to all who knew her.
From the Daily Press - 11/27/17:
Louise Price Crank
NEWPORT NEWS - Louise Price Crank, 96, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on November 25, 2017, four days short of her 97th birthday.
She was born on November 29, 1920 in Halifax County, North Carolina and was the youngest of four children.
Louise was predeceased by her parents, Etta Carroll and Wade Hampton Price, her husband, James F. Crank, her brother, William Lindsay Price, her sisters, Nan Poplin and Margaret Brinson, her beloved niece, Mary Ellen Millikin, and two nephews, Wade Hampton Price II and Samuel Brinson.
Louise had a small-town, southern upbringing. Family was the center of her life. She moved to the 'big city' of Colonial Heights, Virginia in the 1940s to work for the C&P Telephone Company as a telephone operator. There she married and had two children before returning to Scotland Neck, NC to be near her family. Her children were raised much as their mother had been. She instilled a love of family, a strong work ethic, and the importance of education in each of them.
In 1956, Louise, her two children, and her mother moved to Newport News to resume her work with C&P (now Verizon). There, she won many awards for perfect attendance and outstanding customer service. She retired in 1982 and remained an active member of the telephone Pioneers until her health declined.
Louise has been an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Newport News since 1956. She was a member of the Truthseekers and Fidelis Sunday School classes as well as the WMU, Forever Young Choir, and the Lunch Bunch.
Left to cherish her memory are her two children and their spouses, Jimmy and Vicki Crank and Becky and Pete Tench. She has four grandchildren: Christopher Crank, Jennifer Crank Chandler, Emily Tench Bowman (and husband, Andy), and Patrick Tench (and wife, Stephanie). She has six great-grandchildren: Jacob and Matthew Chandler, Connor Maryellen and Jack Crank, Luke and Bennette Bowman.
She is also survived by three nieces: Merle Roberts, Jackie Gray, and Ellen McDade. Louise has many loving and loyal friends whose prayers and cards are greatly appreciated.
The family wishes to thank Kim and Marshall Cross and Polly and Malcolm Davis for their unwavering faithfulness, friendship, and devotion during these past two difficult years. A special thank you to her friend and nurse, Sandi O'Brien, and her caregiver, Mitchella Paul. We are grateful to the entire staff of Personal Touch and particularly Bonnie Madre who volunteered her time every Tuesday.
A family visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, her 97th birthday, at Peninsula Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A private burial will be conducted at a later date in Scotland Neck, NC.
Memorial donations may be made
to Calvary Baptist Church, 4700 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, 23607. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Cranks's family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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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.
"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04
Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Lacy Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 10/04/04
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