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Alan And Louise Averill

November 23, 2020 — November 23, 2020

Louise Hinnant Averill, 87, went to be with the Lord on December 17, 2020 at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA. Louise was born and grew up in Durham, NC. She was a graduate of Durham High School in the famous class of 1952. She graduated from Woman’s College – UNC Greensboro with a degree in mathematics and did computer programming on mainframe computers at General Electric – Schenectady before her marriage in 1956. She has lived with her family in Newport News for many years.
Louise devoted her married life to her family and often said that she did not want her children to come home from school to a cold, empty house as she had. She was challenged for many years by a child with complications of a serious birth defect but always said that it was such a blessing to see the Lord’s work in the situation; this increased her faith and belief in the wisdom of God’s choice in life.
Louise is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Averill; by her daughter, Carol Averill [Frank Lorino]; and two grandchildren, Andrew Lorino and Mattie Lorino. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Bryant and Irene Hinnant; by her brother, John Hinnant, and by two sons, Brett Lee Averill and Alan Denton Averill.
Louise lived a Christian life and had a close personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She accepted her salvation at an early age and this was confirmed at an early Billy Graham rally. She was active in several churches in teaching and prayer ministries and continued to grow closer to the Lord through life through Bible study and personal devotion. She devoted much time in recent years to her special ministry as a church librarian. She was very conscientious in selecting materials that would bless her visitors and she also ministered to their special needs through personal counsel and prayer.
Louise also had a great interest in prayer for and the support of missions work locally and around the world. She served on a church mission’s council and supported mission’s celebrations for many years. Memorial gifts in her honor may be given to the world wide work of South East Asia Crusades: SEA Crusades, 304 Marsh View Court, Carrollton, VA, 23314.

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Alan Denton Averill transitioned to eternal life on November 23, 2020 at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News. Alan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and lived most of his life in Newport News. He is survived by his father, Robert Averill; a sister, Carol Averill (Frank Lorino); a nephew, Andrew Lorino; and a niece Mattie Lorino. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Averill and brother, Brett Averill.
Alan graduated from Denbigh High School in 1978. He graduated from Thomas Nelson Community College in 1981; from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg in 1983; and again from Thomas Nelson in 1987. He worked many years in computer programming and later in retail sales until shortly before his death.
Alan experienced many health issues in his life but by his perseverance and his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ he overcame many difficulties. He was always a winner and never a loser because of his compassion for others. He was an encouragement and a blessing to many. He will be greatly missed.
Alan had a great burden to witness and pray for the needs of others and for those who have not known the love and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ. He had a special interest in the work and support of overseas missionaries. Any memorial gifts in his honor may be given to South East Asia Crusades at this address: SEA Crusades, 304 Marsh View Court, Carrollton, VA, 23314.

A joint memorial service will be held for both Louise and Alan at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham, NC on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

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