04/10/10 - NNHS Newsletter - John Coffey
John Edward Coffey, Sr.
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Saturday morning. John Coffey passed away in Portsmouth on Monday, April 5, 2010 at the age of 68. He was the brother of Donald Coffey, Robert Coffey ('63) of VA (and brother-in-law of Iris Beesom Coffey - '66 - of VA), Sarah Coffey Spencer, and of the late Margaret Coffey Gibbs.
From the Daily Press - 04/10/09:
|John Edward Coffey Sr.|
PORTSMOUTH - John Edward Coffey Sr., 68, went to be with the Lord on
April 5, 2010.
John was born in Lynchburg, Va., the son of the late Isabell Thompson Coffey and Donald M. Coffey Sr. John is also predeceased by his sister, Margaret C. Gibbs.
He was a member of Noland Memorial United Methodist Church in Newport News and a member of Churchland Masonic Lodge #276.
John is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Claudia and their children, daughter, Jennifer C. Duke; son, John E. Coffey Jr. (Lisa); grandchildren, Jimmy Duke and Nicholas Coffey. Also surviving John are his brothers, Donald (Scarlett), Robert (Iris); and a sister, Sarah C. Spencer (Sammy); and nieces, Denise, Kimberly and Melissa.
A Funeral Service to celebrate John's Life will be held on Monday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at Loving Funeral Home Churchland Chapel with Pastor Chuck Root officiating. A Masonic Service will follow at the funeral home. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Suffolk. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, April 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Noland Memorial United Methodist Church 5501 Huntington Ave. Newport News, VA 23607 or to the . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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April 09, 2010
Robert and Iris,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and John's family.
Dee and Larry Bartram, Poquoson, VA
~ Dee Bartram, Poquoson, Virginia
April 09, 2010
I pray God's peace & comfort for your entire family. I'm sorry for your loss & will keep you in my prayers!!!
~ Wandreria Hamlin, Suffolk, Virginia
April 10, 2010
Jennifer and Family: I was sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We had many happy years working together and I have never known a finer gentleman or better manager. When I took over the Pipe Shop his advice, counsel and friendship were invaluable.
Please know Judy (who knew your mom and dad in high school) and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
April 10, 2010
John was the one person who interviewed me for the Nuclear program, and I am very grateful to him for that. John was always one that you could look up to and admire.
April 11, 2010
April 11, 2010
condolences are extended to the entire Coffey family and their friends.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Servant of God, Well Done!
Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)
(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)
Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on
the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!
O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.
Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?
"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06
"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06
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
Masonic Emblem courtesy of http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/qual.htm - 06/15/07
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