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11/08/11 05:47 AM #1    


Pat Neely (Heflin)

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11/14/11 01:49 PM #2    


Joan McNamara

Thanks to all involved with the reunion.  Diane, Marianne and myself had a nice time.  Hope we can do it again soon, maybe just somewhere in town.  Thanks again to all of you.

11/21/11 08:40 PM #3    


Kathy Griffith (Flickinger)

So glad that everyone seemed to have had a good time.  It was fun planning the event and even more fun reconnecting with everyone.  Hope it can happen again!!

11/27/11 04:49 PM #4    

Mark Baldwin

Anyone interested in drinks and talking about the old times at Black Fin either Friday or Saturday night

Let me know     Mark Baldwin

11/08/13 01:28 PM #5    


Linda Rose (Painter)

Hi all,

i so enjoyed looking at pics from the October dinner!!  Very sorry I had to pass on this one.  I'm better every day with this new hip, but so anxious to be up and going!!  Just over 4 weeks now, trying to wean off pain meds ....ugh!  Soooo ready to get back to work!!

Everyone looked fantastic!  Many thanks for sharing....  I was there in spirit!!

Best,  Linda 

01/13/14 06:50 AM #6    

Gail Proctor (Walsh)

I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of the reunion as I was unable to come after it was canceled the first time. The second time frame was just too busy at work to even take the night off. I would like to come to one of the dinners maybe someplace in Mechanicsville or someplace close to 295, since I have to come from Chesapeake Beach on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. I quess we will have our Fifti eth in five to six more yerars if I have calculated right. I suggest having it in early September. That way I can wear my same out fit that I planned to wear previously. Also I will finally be retired by then..
Gail Proctor Walsh

04/26/19 02:08 PM #7    

Lloyd Zurn

Does anyone have any idea what ever happened to John ( David ) Lewis ?

05/06/20 07:28 PM #8    

Bubba Zyglocke

Hello Warriors and Warriorettes!  I look forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion and my thanks to the group that pulled it together.  


05/07/20 01:21 AM #9    

Charlotte Gilliam (Fultz)

I too am looking forward to comin Bubba.Even if no  one   says hello to me,I have already tried to et My son Josh to comeLadies,Ask him to dance with you.He has his beautiful wife Dr Laura with himtooJosh was looking forward to the dance music !!!! I think we needsome more Name tags.Another tag for the spouse saying I am married to Janice !! No Fat Jokes just tell everyone howwell they look.We might not see each other again.God bless you all for helping.If you have something you thinkof me to do,Just call,

Love,Charlotte Gilliam Fultz


05/07/20 11:54 AM #10    

Michael Heflin


I remember meeting your son at the last reunion. He was quite a hit.

Look forward to seeing y'all in October.

05/07/20 02:52 PM #11    


Lynda Wilson (Brightly)

All of us on the Planning Committee are thrilled with the positive feedbacks!! Can't wait to see everyone there. 👀😊

05/07/20 05:19 PM #12    

Charlotte Gilliam (Fultz)

Thanks so very much for working so hard God bless you all.



05/07/20 06:01 PM #13    


Kathy Griffith (Flickinger)

Charlotte, I so look forward to seeing you again, and EVERY ONE will speak to you!



05/08/20 08:53 AM #14    

Charlotte Gilliam (Fultz)

Oh,Kathy,I love you so much ! You do not know how often I think of you !!! I would think about how you were doing at school.I was wondering if you retired.I left nursing about 3 years ago,I have been up all night! I have to take courses every two years to keep my nurses license.I wanted to finish the hours so I can get my license before it runs out on May 31.I do not intend to nurse again,but you never know .

I pray you are doing well !! I thank you so much for helping with the reunion ! I have heard from Mike also.

I must catch up with you in October ! I do hope my son and my daughter Laura( in law.) but she treats me like a daughter,You would love her.She is a Physical therapist for all the PT.s and OT's for the special needs in Henrico County Schools.She is the coordinator also.

I pray you will stay safe.I am quarentined at home by all my children.I have too many risk factors including asthma.



05/08/20 01:48 PM #15    


Kathy Griffith (Flickinger)

So glad to hear you will be there in October!  Yes, much catching up to do.

Hope you are enjoying retirement.  I retired in 2014. Truly miss having "my kids," but not everything else involved.

Good luck with that recertification!!



06/09/20 07:44 PM #16    

Vicki Valentine (Olsen)

Pat my memory of graduation was Ms. Quarles calling my name, Vicki Elizabeth Valen-teen instead if Valentine :/ I guess I'm legal! I couldn't even correct her, I was so shocked.

06/10/20 09:37 PM #17    

Wayne Kelley

My memory of graduation was the 2 foot by 2 foot hankerchief someone made and we were tossing it into the air during the ceremony.  

06/11/20 12:10 PM #18    


Connie Dean (Gee)

Wayne Kelley, this must be the hanky!

06/06/21 12:30 PM #19    

Doug Hensley (Class Of '69)


Mike (Heflin) asked me to post this for you. We are trying to retrieve Pat's password to send an e-mail out to the class but have been unable to.  In the meantime please pass this sad news to your classmates. Please put Pat's family in your thoughts and prayers, and both the Mikes in particular..

Patricia Neely Heflin


Patricia Neely Heflin

August 29, 1952 - June 4, 2021


Patricia Neely Heflin, 68, of Richmond, Va., went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Pat was predeceased by her parents, Julian Austin Neely and Anne Manolovich Neely. She is survived by her devoted husband of 46 years, Michael Heflin. She is also survived by two loving daughters, Katie Caples (Chad) and Anne Kush (Dave); four adoring grandchildren, Fletcher Summerfield and Harrison Bradshaw Caples and Stella Elizabeth and Austin Thomas Kush; her brother, Mike Neely (Margarita); sister, Margaret Redford (Tommy Mark); and two nieces, Sarah Crocker and Rachael Redford.

Pat grew up in Richmond and graduated from Henrico High School. She attended Longwood College before transferring to VCU, where she earned her degree in special education and later a master’s degree. Pat taught in Henrico Public Schools for 33 years starting in special education and then third and fourth grades. As part of the county technology initiative, Pat had the opportunity to teach teachers how to incorporate computers into their lesson plans. She retired from Springfield Park Elementary as a resource teacher and liaison between the administration and faculty. In her 14 years of retirement, Pat and Michael enjoyed travelling with dear friends, and her life’s greatest joy was being Ama to her four precious grandchildren. All her life and especially during her illness, Pat found great strength and comfort in her faith in God.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 at Bliley’s - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., where a celebration of Pat’s life will also be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9. For those who are unable to attend a livestream is availiavle by Clicking Here.. . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VCU Massey Cancer Center.

06/08/21 09:22 AM #20    

Lloyd Zurn

For Mike Heflin especially -

I am so very sad to hear about Pat.  She was so gracious and loving in her commitment to our high school class and particularly to individuals whose information she would share on this site.  All of us could be in touch because of her unending efforts to keep us together.  Occasionally Pat would "talk" with me here, and I was able to comment and to thank her for helping to keep some of the bonds still going amongst us.

Well done, Pat.  Well done.  You ran your race.  And now be completely rested in Jesus.  


Lloyd Zurn

06/09/21 10:56 PM #21    


Norman Edwards (Edwards)

Message to Mike Heflin,

Mike no one knows what to say when you lose someone so cherished. Many of us have good memories of Pat and she will be missed. Only you and your family know her love and how special she is and will continue to be. As you, your daughters and grandchildren morn her death and cleberate her life there will be lots of tears. But also smiles and laughter when you and your family share stories about Pat and all of those great moments that you had together as a family. 


06/13/21 01:23 AM #22    

Jean Knaub (Hughes)

My heart is full of sadness at the passing of Pat. As one of her classmates at Henrico, I always saw a kind, loving, and generous soul. She will always be remembered as a special person who I believe never knew a stranger.

I know her family and close friends will miss her radiant smile and ability to make everyone feel at ease and at home. I am blessed to have known her in high school and through corresponding online.

To all of Pat’s family and friends, may God continue to bless you all with the joyful memories you shared with Pat. Heaven just gained another angel.

My deepest sympathy,

Jean Knaub Hughes





06/14/21 06:12 PM #23    

Michael Heflin

Lloyd, Cookie (and Diane) and Jean thank you for the kind words. Pat battled cancer for over two years. She always said that she knew she would be cured but didn't know if it would be here or in heaven.We are grateful that she is not suffering anymore.

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