Thursday, March 04, 2010

Thanks from Beverly Allen Henderson

My dear classmates,
I deeply appreciate your thoughts and prayers during Mother's illness. They helped sustain me during those two and a half years. Your wonderful cards, your calls, and your emails of condolence all help to ease the pain my sisters, brothers and I are feeling at this time of Mother's transition, and I am so thankful for you. May God continue His blessings upon each of you.
With a grateful heart,

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Passing of a Classmates Mother

Dear Classmate,
It is with great sorrow that you are informed of the passing of the mother of our classmate Beverly Allen Henderson. She was also the mother of Lynn Allen, class of '61, and Charles "Chuck" Allen, class of '58. At the time of her passing Mrs. Margaret Allen was 101 years old. I know that Beverly, Lynn and Chuck would appreciation hearing from us. The contact information is:
1019 35th Street
Newport News, Va. 23607
Family home 757-245-4076
Beverly's cell :252-399-3632
The Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Viewing Thursday, Feb. 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
Chapel Hampton University
The funeral service taking place immediately thereafter.
O. H. Smith Funeral home is in charge.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Souvenir Journals fron the 40th Reunion

Mavis Lewis recently discovered five souvenir journals from the 40th Class Reunion (2000). She is hoping that someone who was not in attendance at the 40th would like to have a book. The original price was $25; the reduced price is $15. If anyone would like to have a book, send Mavis a check for $20 (postage included), check payable to Mavis. Postage will deduct and the remaining $15 will be deposited in the Class of '60 Checking Account.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Funeral Arrangements for Thomas Curbean




Information provided by Ray Ormsby

Friday, May 29, 2009

Jimmy Morris

Information has been received that Jimmy will be undergo surgery. Please keep him and his family in your prayers and we all wish him a speedy recovery.

Thomas Curbean

This morning (May 29, 2009) Thomas Curbean passed away after a long battle with health issues. As mentioned in the previous posting, he was in a Hospis when the end came. As soon as funeral arrangements are made they will be posted. Keep Curbean and his family in your prayers.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Letter of Appreciation from Ann Henderson Brockenborough

May 22, 2009

Dear Family and Friends,

It is hard to believe ”Brock” has been gone ten days, but he has; and I miss him very much. I’m sure you have also found yourself thinking of him now and then during these days. I miss him very, very much. My life has changed. It will not be the same. I am told that each stage of grieving takes it’s own time, and that I should not try to avoid any of them. I am told that during these first weeks and months there will be more difficult days, and that gradually, the “sunshine” will return.

I spent the first two days (all day and night until around 10:00 p.m. chatting with friends and associates....everyone who called and left a message. I decided to not put people on hold while I was chatting with another caller, but that at the end of each conversation, to return calls that had left messages. (Our call waiting does not give names of callers, only phone numbers, so leaving a message was very important.) In retrospect, this experience was like a 21st century version of the condolence house/home visiting that we are familiar with from our formative years. Numerous calls continued to come in, and I continued to make return calls. Those conversations were extremely uplifting. It is very clear that Brock was much beloved and a highly respected gentleman. He will be missed.

However, after these few days and with Ted Martin’s prodding and Carrie Martin’s support, I knew it was time for me to begin to focus on the necessary tasks and events that must be done at times like this. First on my list was to begin the arrangement for “Brock” final services. Staff at Scarborough and Hargett, (as always) were very helpful and efficient in obtaining death certificates, and arranging cremation. Their professionalism was indispensable in establishing liaison with Stewart Funeral Home in Washington, DC. Services for Brock will be held in Washington on Thursday, June 04, 2009. Washington is Brock’s home. Centered in and around Washington are his numerous kin, and many, many associates, and friends from childhood, college, and throughout adulthood. Our friends and associates in my hometown of Durham, NC and our recent home of Cary, NC/Research Triangle, NC have reached-out to me in support and condolence, and without exception have commented on “what a nice gentle man Brock was.” We are blessed with good friends. I am not planning to have a service in North Carolina.

Details and comments are listed below:

Bland T. Brockenborough Thursday, June 04, 2009
Visitation at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.
Northeastern Presbyterian Church
2112 Varnum Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20018
Telephone: 202-526-1730

Regarding “Brock”

I plan to go to Washington on the 1st or second of June, and to be there for several days afterwards. I plan to return home by Sunday, June 7th.

If any family, friends or associates are considering sending floral expressions of condolence for Brock’s memorial service, these items are being accepted by Stewart Funeral Home in Washington, preferably on Wednesday afternoon. Stewart Funeral Home will be in charge of local arrangements for Brock’s Memorial Service and burial in Washington. Stewart Funeral directors will deliver any florals and other items to the church and to me, and will perform all of the other duties and tasks expected for this phase of this sad event. They will assure that I am given all cards.

Stewart Funeral Home
4001 Benning Road, N.E.
Washington, DC 20019
Telephone: 202-398-4246

As a memorial gesture, we are supporting the following for charitable donations:

American Heart Association
Planned Giving Department - For Research
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231-4596

Concerned Black Men, Inc.
The Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 - 12th Street - Suite 203
Washington, DC 20009-4422

John Avery Boys & Girls Club
P.O. Box 446
Durham, NC 27701

I take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your telephone calls, condolence cards, notes and letters, prayers, and other gestures of compassion, consolation and condolence. Thank you one and all so very much.

Most sincerely,

Ann Henderson Brockenborough

Friday, May 22, 2009

In memory of Bland "Brock" Brockenborough

Dear classmates,
Below listed are the arrangements for the Memorial Service for Bland "Brock" Brockenborough. Ann would like to express her thanks and appreeciation for the many kind words of sympathy.

Visitation at 10:00 a.m. and Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Northeastern Presbyterian Church
2112 Varnum Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20018

Cards and other messages of condolence should be sent to:
Stewart Funeral Home
4001 Benning Road, N.E.
Washington, DC 20019

In Lieu of flowers, please consider making contribution in Brock's name to:
Concerned Black Men Inc. Washington, D.C. Chapter
Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 - 12th Street, NW - Suite 203
Washington, DC 20009-4442

American Heart Association
Planned Giving Depatment
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231-4596