Emiley Wynne

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Daily Press
February 19, 2000


Emiley Norman Wynne, daughter of the late Elizabeth and Moses Norman, died on Feb. 17, 2000, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 16, 1909, in King William County, where she began elementary school. She later completed a portion of her education in a private school in Lynchburg, Va. Mrs. Wynne later moved with her parents to Newport News, where she attended and graduated from Huntington High School. She was a graduate of Hampton Institute (University) with a B.S. degreein elementary

Mrs. Wynne lived and taught school in Williamsburg-James City County for many years. During her early years she met and married Lorenzo Wynne. They moved to Newport News but she continued teaching in Williamsburg. She retired in 1972 from Norge Elementary School.

During her youth, Mrs. Wynne joined St. Paul A.M.E. Church, where she served as a member of the Bus Committee, Stewardess Board No. 3, Lay Organization, Dora Brown Missionary Society and Ladies Bible Class and as a Sunday School teacher. She organized a club, “Lend-A-Hand,” that visited homes to do chores for the sick and shut-in. She was also a member of the Silver Bells, Senior Citizens Club, the Retired Teachers Association (Williamsburg) and the O.E.S. of Virginia, Toano Chapter No. 39.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo Wynne, and two brothers, Moses and Samuel Norman.

She is survived by one brother-in-law, Thurman Wynne; two sisters-in-law, Fayetta Wynne and Helen Dandridge; a kind and loving cousin, Charles Morrow; a devoted niece, Barbara C. Scott; and other nieces, nephews and caring friends.

A Christian wake service will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at noon on Monday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2500 Chestnut Ave., with the Rev. G. Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Wynne will be placed in the church by 10 a.m. on Monday.

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