November 16, 1951 – March 8, 2019
Claudette Binns died March 8, 2019. She was 67. Claudette was a retired employee of the Newport News Public School system, having served as a preschool teacher for over three decades. She was also a beloved member of Immanuel Fellowship Church, faithfully teaching in their Vacation Bible School program and as a former member of their choir. Miss Binns was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. She is survived by two sisters, a brother, four nieces, one nephew, and one grandnephew. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armstead Ave., Hampton. Her funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:00 pm, at Immanuel Fellowship Church, 5862 Orcutt Ave., Newport News. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to leave tributes and condolences in Claudette's honor.
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- Mother *, Mother
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- Two Sisters, Sister
- Four Nieces, Niece
- One Nephew, Nephew
- One Grandnephew, Nephew
- Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
March 15, 2019
I believe I first met Claudette in Mrs. Ingram’s second grade classroom and remember how sweet she was. So I can only imagine the great teacher she must have been to those preschoolers. My condolences and prayers to her family.
March 12, 2019
I have known and worked with Ms. Binns for 3 years. She and I were colleagues at Hampton Christian Academy. Ms. Binns and I became friends over a bag of ice. We both loved Sonic bagged ice and we would take turns bringing it into the teacher's lounge over the summer! We would always tease each other over who would bring in the next bag. She would generally get to it before I did! Over our summer exchanges, we developed a mutual love and respect for each other. Ms. Binns was easy to love because her heart just reached out and grabbed you. I would often find her reading her Bible in the childcare room as little ones slept peacefully at her feet. They knew they could trust her and she became their 'school mom' as she soothed their worries and rocked away their tears. Ms. Binns, as little as she was, was a a giant in my book and will always have my highest respect.
March 11, 2019
Gone to soon! Words cannot express how grateful I am to have had know Ms. Binns. Not only was she my favorite employee she was a great friend. She was amazing with the kids and made learning and playtime so much fun. I enjoyed our little chats about school and life and will cherish all the wonderful fond memories made along the way. To her family, I pray that God will comfort you in this difficult time and know Claudette was loved and will be missed by many. Love, Ms. Ragnar.