04/04/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sarah Perry Witcher

Sarah Perry Witcher
(d. 28 Mar 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
As incredible as it seems, there is yet more sad news which we somehow missed earlier this week. 
 Sarah Perry Witcher, mother of Jim Witcher ('67) of VA, Richard Earl Witcher, and Rachel Sue Witcher Shaffer, passed away in Newport News on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the age of 82. 

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 04/04/08 - "Sarah P. Witcher obituary":

Mother of James D. Witcher, NNHS Class of '67

   Thank you so much, Adrian.  I read this and it simply didn't register with me. 

 From the Daily Press - 04/01/08:    

                  Sarah Perry Witcher



NEWPORT NEWS - Sarah P. Witcher, 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2008.

Born and raised in Cofield, N.C., she came to live in Newport News in 1963. She was a long standing member of Parkview Baptist Church, where she gave so much of herself. She was also an active member of the Peninsula Council of the Blind. She truly loved her church, family, friends and above all, her Lord and Savior. She never missed an opportunity to tell someone about Jesus.

Mrs. Witcher was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband, Dudley Witcher and brother, William Perry.




She is survived by two sons, James D. Witcher and Richard Earl Witcher; one daughter, Rachel Sue Shaffer; eight grandchildren, Michelle, Dawn, Brandon, Ricky, Shane, Jason, Steven, Jessica; six great-grandchildren, Erica, Autumn, Holly, Matthew, Taylor and Selina; two sisters, Naomi Autry and Hazel McPhail; and one brother, Joseph Perry.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parkview Baptist Church, officiated by the Reverend Russell Beck. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/1/2008.

Guest Book

To the family,
Sarah was a wonderful Christian, a great mother, grandmother and friend to all. She will be sorely missed at Parkview Baptist Church. She showed great love for her Christ, her Church, children of all ages, and music. She was a long-time member of our We Care-We Share Circle. I know she is in a better place - seeing 20/20 and singing in the Heavenly Choir.
Darleen Jones (Hampton, VA) - April 1, 2008
Our deepest heart felt sympathy to the family. We remember with great fondness Sarah and our days with her at Parkview. She was truly a Godly woman and I know her family will find comfort in knowing that she sits at the right hand of our Lord and Savior today. Thoughts and Prayers.
The Kerlin Family (Fincastle, VA) - April 1, 2008
Sarah was a real sweetie and we'll miss her at Parkview.
Mark & Miriam Olson Waggoner (Hampton, VA) - April 1, 2008
My sympathy and prayers are with you, Rick, and your family. May the hole in your heart be filled with wonderful memories of your mother.
Mary Beth Radford (Chester, VA) - April 1, 2008
You will forever be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. from Denice and Curtis and the PCB Family
Denice Wilkins (Newport News, VA) - April 1, 2008
My mother (Dorothy Tench Simon) was very upset to hear that Aunt Sara passed away. Her brother notified her after Jim called Eddie. My mom thought the world of Uncle Doug and Aunt Sara and is sadden by her loss but she told me that she knows Aunt Sara is with the Lord and is at peace now. Please know that the entire Simon Family expresses their sadness for your loss. Sorry for the late notice I was out of Town and my mother just told me yesterday evening. Steve Simon (youngest son of Dorothy).
Stephen Simon (Roanoke, VA)  - April 2, 2008
Mrs. Witcher was an angel, and I will always remember how much she gave of herself when helping me in Vacation Bible School. She gave 100% and was truly a Godly woman. I was saddened to hear of her death, but I know she is happy now and has a place in God's home. I loved her!
Donna West (Newport News, VA) -April 2, 2008

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Witcher's friends and family 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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Oh, How I Love Jesus

Words by Frederick Whitfield; Traditional American Melody

There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Saviour's love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner's perfect plea.

It tells me what my Father hath,
In store for every day,
And tho' I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way.

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe,
Who in each sorrow bears a part,
That none can bear below.

"Oh, How I Love Jesus" midi (as played by Joy Hardin) courtesy of http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/musicpg.htm - 05/11/06

"Oh, How I Love Jesus" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.tabslyricschords.com/MostlyChristian/Oh,%20How%20I%20Love%20Jesus%20(There%20is%20a%20Name).TXT - 05/11/06

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

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

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