Welcome Great Bridge High School Wildcats

Welcome Great Bridge High School Class of 2007

A special request and dedication to the Class of 2007

Subject: Andrea
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 16:40:27 -0400
From: "hannahrichard" hannahrichard@cox.net
To: Bryan@DenProductions.com

Dear Bryan,
One idea I had for the Great Bridge High School site was some sort of memorial for one of my friends, Andrea(rising sophomore)B. Deller, who passed away on June 19, 2004. I think it would be something that many people would appreciate because so many of us were friends with her. Incase you do not know, the details are found below. Please consider this suggestion, because she meant so much to many of us.
Yours sincerely,
Hannah Richard

Andrea B. Deller , Chesapeake
Saturday, Jun. 19, 2004
┬ęThe Virginian Pilot

Andrea Bliss Deller, 16, a student at Great Bridge High School, died in a highway accident near Savannah, Ga. at 10:27 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2004. Andrea, her sister, Rachel, 15 and brother, Thomas, 12, and their two aunts, Margaret and Jennifer Deller, were en route to visit their grandparents in Largo, Fla. Rachel and Thomas suffered injuries, but were released from Savannah Memorial Hospital on June 16. Andrea was the daughter of Bliss S. Deller of Chesapeake and Petty Officer First Class Keith F. Deller of Groton, Conn. She was the granddaughter of Lucia Ann (Bliss) Hay of Hillsboro, Ill. and Thomas C. Hay of Indialantic, Fla. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deller of Largo, Fla. Mrs. Thomas A. Bliss of Hillsboro, Ill. is her maternal great-grandmother. Andrea is also survived by her brother, Nicky Patterson, 6, of Chesapeake; her mother's fiance, Navy Commander J.K. Sellers; aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William Spencer of Largo, Fla.; her boyfriend, Mark Copeland of Chesapeake; and her stepfather, Nick Patterson of Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at Messiah United Methodist Church at the corner of Dominion Boulevard and Cedar Road, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Andrea Bliss Deller Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks may be made payable to Great Bridge High School, 301 Hanbury Road North, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Friends may call to pay their respects from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 708 Waterford Court, Chesapeake.

It's hard to loose a classmate, even harder when they are so young. Andrea may no longer be with us in body but the Class of 2007 will always have her spirit.
Our hearts and sympathy are with Andrea's family and everyone she has left behind.

Along with Andrea, our class has also lost two other people taken too soon, Miss April Carolyn Townes and Mr Nicholas Stephen Rosso. Both were dear to our class and will be greatly missed during our senior year. I'm sure many of their friends and family would appreciate their being added to this site, because they are surely not forgotten.
Thanks,
Kate Welsh