06/01/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Jennie Barrow Keesee
Cora Jeanette Barrow Keesee
Newport News High School Class of 1959
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news this morning.
Pat Beck Letzinger ('57)
to the Class of 1957 (via
Joe Madagan - '57 -
of FL) - 05/31/06 -
"NNHS Class of '57 - FYI":
|As so many of you requested in your prayers, Nancy Keesee Barr's sister-in-law, Jeanette "Jennie" Barrow Keesee, made a peaceful life transition on Monday, May 29, 2006. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursday at the Peninsula Funeral Homed. Her funeral will be at the Second Presbyterian Church on Menchville Road at 12:30 pm Friday. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.|
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/31/06:
Mr. Keesee's son, Tom ('54) has lost his wife, Jennie ('59). Nancy Keesee Barr ('57) of TX was with her to the end.
Thank you for letting us know, Joe. I read the abbreviated version of the obituary, and realized there must be a connection, but was unable to draw it from the information provided at that time.
From the Daily Press - 06/01/06:
Jeanette Barrow Keesee
|Jennie was a devoted and loving wife and mother, and will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband and family at this time. We wish them care and comfort throughout their period of grief.|
Grover and Pat
Carawan (Tarpon Springs, FL ) - May 31, 2006
|Jennie will be sorely missed for her gentle ways. As a co-worker of hers for years I was blessed to have such a nice person to help me at lunches and to chat with. She was always kind and a wonderful example to all. My sympathy and heartfelt prayers go to her family.|
(Newport News, VA ) - May 31, 2006
|Jennie was one of those truly unique people who always had a kind word for everyone and a smile on her face no matter how difficult the situation.|
Dennis and Sheila
Fritts (Roanoke, VA ) - May 31, 2006
|Jenny was such a sweet and loving person that you were uplifted just being around her. Our deepest sympathies are with you all. God bless and keep you.|
Frank and Carol Clements (Newport
News, VA )
- May 31, 2006
Sorry to hear about Jennie, I had
the pleasure of working with her when she was at the circuit court. She was
a very outgoing lady and very personal, and kind and helpful. Will miss her.
Donna Smith, Newport News
Donna Smith (Newport News, VA ) -
June 1, 2006
|Jenny was a true and caring friend and co-worker...She will be greatly missed.|
Melanie (Taylor) Bunch (Lynchburg, VA ) -
June 1, 2006
|Tom, John and Judy – it breaks our heart that Mary Ann & I are not there with you at this difficult time. We know what you are going through now, and can only offer our deepest sympathy. You all will be in our constant thoughts & prayers over the course of the next couple of days - praying that in His kindness, He will grant you comfort in your time of sorrow.|
Bob & Mary Ann Major (Bloomington, IN ) -
June 1, 2006
Our sincerest sympathies are extended to her entire family and all her many friends.
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Abide with Me
Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861
Abide with me; fast falls the
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.
Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.
Thou on my head in early youth
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
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