12/08/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Ezra Perhealth

Ezra Perhealth, Sr.
(05 Sept 1935 - 05 Dec 2012)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1953

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  
We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Saturday.      Ezra Perhealth, Class of @ 1953, passed away in Hampton on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at the age of 77.  He was the brother of Elgin Perhealth and Dorothy Perhealth Boynton of FL, and of the late Claude Perhealth and Theodore Perhealth..


From the Daily Press - 12/08/12:

             Ezra Perhealth             

    HAMPTON - Ezra Perhealth Sr., 77, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, after a courageous battle with multiple medical problems.

He was a native of South Carolina and was a resident of Hampton for 55 years. He attended Newport News High School and was a Golden Gloves Boxer through the Newport News Boys Club. He also played football with the Hurricanes of Newport News.
Ezra started his own business, Ezra's Drywall, in 1961, and actively worked until 2011 – 50 years in drywall. He generally worked government contract jobs, which included the Newport News Housing Authority and military housing in Norfolk. Ezra was a loving husband and father who loved people and was loved by everyone he knew - he didn't have any enemies. He loved helping people and having breakfast or lunch with his co-workers. He was a member of Lighthouse Community Church in the Ocean View area of Norfolk. He was a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.
 
 
 
 

Ezra was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Perhealth Sr. and Pearl Quick Perhealth; and brothers, Claude and Theodore Perhealth.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Anna H. Perhealth; sons, Rodney Pinner and wife Barbara, Stephen Pinner, and Ezra Perhealth Jr.; daughters, Diana Lynn Martin, and Mary E. Cundiff and husband Billy; grandchildren, Sarah and Leigh Pinner, Christina Sheldon, and Justin and Megan Cundiff; great-grandchildren, Christian and Zachary Sheldon; brother, Elgin P. Perhealth; and sister, Dorothy Boynton of Florida.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Sentara CarePlex for their exceptional care and especially to Dr. Kruger and his oncology staff.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a celebration of Ezra's life to begin at 1 p.m., officiated by Dr. Charles Stover.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Community Church, 9609 9th Bay Street, Norfolk, VA 23518.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from December 8 to December 9, 2012.
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December 07, 2012   
 
  Ezra was a fine man. I believe he is now enjoying Heaven with our Savior and his parents and brothers. We love you, Ezra, and we will be faithful to win all the family. Revelation 22:21
 

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It was a honor to get to meet and talk to Ezra. He loved his family. He was a man of integrity and lived his lived with dignity. May God bless his family and may their memories always be filled with love and appreciation of their time shared with Ezra.
 
 

December 07, 2012 

  Cherish the memories. So sorry for your loss. May God's love give you and your families comfort through these difficult times.
 
~ Gerry and Betty Waters, Panama City, Florida
 

December 08, 2012   

I didn't know the man, but I knew of him. He left a wonderful testimony by the life he lived. My prayers and sympathy to all his family and friends. How wonderful to know that we can all meet with him someday.
 
~ Clifton Pait, Hayes, Virginia
 

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  Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Perhealth family and their friends at this difficult time.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048


Going Home

Music -
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 (popularly known as the New World Symphony), 1893
(08 Sept 1841 – 01 May 1904)

 Lyrics added by Dvořák's pupil, William Arms Fisher


Going home, going home
I'm just going home
Quiet light, some still day
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Going to fear no more
Mother's there expecting me
Father's waiting, too
Lots of folk gathered there
All the friends I knew
All the friends I knew
I'm going home
Nothing's lost, all's gain
No more fret nor pain
No more stumbling on the way
No more longing for the day
Going to roam no more
Morning star lights the way
Restless dream all done
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life begun
There's no break, there's no end
Just a living on
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on
Going home, going home
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
I am going home
I'm just going home
Going home, going home


"Going Home" midi courtesy of - um, I don't know, but it's been in my files for a long time.....

"Going Home" lyrics courtesy of  http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/annie-haslam-lyrics/going-home-lyrics.html - 07/26/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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