Cecelia Darracott Hauser
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NEWPORT NEWS - HAUSER, Cecelia Inglis Darracott, of Newport News, died on January 14, 2013. She was born in Petersburg, Virginia on December 5, 1925, and lived in Colonial Heights for most of her childhood. Cecelia was the daughter of the late Charles Risdon Darracott, Sr. and Katherine Boisseau Cousins Darracott. Cecelia's father died when she was eleven years old, so her oldest brother, Charlie took on the responsibility of providing for the family and found employment with the Newport News Shipyard. The Darracott family moved from Colonial Heights to Newport News, where Cecelia attended Newport News High School and graduated on February 4, 1943. She married Alfred W. Hauser in 1944 and their children, Lee and Janet were born and raised in Newport News. Cecelia was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and for many years, she worked in the family jewelry business in customer service and bookkeeping. In the early 1970's she was hired by the City of Newport News, Water Works Commission where she was promoted to Head Cashier, before retiring. Cecelia was an avid reader of mystery novels. She also loved music, especially classical, including composers Bach and Handel although Handel's Messiah was her favorite. She also had a love and compassion for animals that she affectionately called 'critters', but the greatest joy and love of her life, were her children and grandchildren. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and she will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. Cecelia was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Risdon Darracott, Jr. and Dabney Cousins Darracott. She is survived by her son, Lee Warren Hauser and his wife Vicki Miles Hauser of Williamsburg; one daughter, Janet Page Hauser, of Richmond; five grandchildren - Amy Hart, of Williamsburg, Matthew Hauser of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Lindsay Schwarz of Austin, Texas, Brandon Slazyk of Richmond, and Ashley Petet of Richmond. Cecelia is also survived by 6 great grandchildren, one of which is her namesake. The family would like to express their gratitude to the loving caregivers at Morningside Assisted Living of Williamsburg. Cecelia was a breast cancer survivor. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association of Virginia, or the SPCA of Newport News or Richmond, Virginia. A celebration of Cecelia's life will be held for immediate family members in a private ceremony. At her request, Cecelia's children will spread her ashes over the Appomattox River, in Colonial Heights, Virginia.

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Published in Daily Press on Jan. 15, 2013.
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January 18, 2013
Lee, Vicki & all family, We were so sorry to read about the loss of your mom. All of you have our deepest sympathy. Losing parents has to be one of the toughest things that we have to go through in this life. Cherish your happy memories. All of you will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Kitty & Terry Heffington
January 17, 2013
So sorry for you loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.
With love,
Susan, Brittany and James Young
Susan Clarke Young
January 17, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a loved one, especially your mother! I hope the fond memories of fun times shared together with her will warm and comfort you now. Big hugs!
Steven Givens
January 17, 2013
Such a lovely account of a beautiful life. Janet, I see so much of her shining through you! Love and prayers for your wonderful family.
Kim Kacani
January 17, 2013
Thinking of you during your time of loss
Marilyn Hall Long
January 17, 2013
Dear Janet,

Sorry to read of the loss of your mom. May her sweet memories keep her alive in your heart forever,
Alice Franklin
January 17, 2013
I met Mrs. Hauser for more than forty-five years ago. What a sweet lady. She and my late mother in law were best of friends. It was both a pleasure and an honor to have known her.
Ron Smith
January 16, 2013
Lee and Janet, thinking of you both at the loss of your mother. My reguards to the both of you.
-Your friend , Vann Walters
Vann Walters
January 16, 2013
Lee, Janet and family- I have wonderful childhood memories of your mother. I loved running across the street to spend time at your home, hearing her sweet little laugh, her love of Zsa Zsa, admiring her dedication to her walking,and all of her many gentle ways. She raised you to be such awesome people. In sadness and from my heart.... I'm blessed she was part of our family. God bless you all and bring you peace. Love, Susan
Susan Brendle
January 16, 2013
Lee and Vicki, Don and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family, Sandy and Don
kane
January 16, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers to Jan, Lee, Vicky and the rest of the family.
Pam and Kent
Pamela Radwani
January 16, 2013
Dear Lee and Vicki,
Donna and I were truly sorry to hear of Cee's passing. She was indeed a beautiful, caring Christian...inside and out! Please know that you all and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Gil and Donna Via
Gil Via
January 15, 2013
Dear Lee, Vicki, and children, Cee brought smiles to my face when she volunteered at Grace---such good times. We are so sorry to hear of her death; you are in our prayers. Darrel and Sally
Sally & Darrel Burri
January 15, 2013
Ce was my friend, We share many adventures together, she always made me laugh.We when together to adopt her cat "CALI", She loved Cali like her own children. Once we went to the SPCA petting zoo with another friend Bob Champine, A Ostrich attempted to attack Bob(who was in a wheel chair). When Ce saw this she went after that animal with a vengeance. That animal new Ce ment business..We laughed until we cried. Ce taught me to love unconditionaly. She was my hero. Lee and Vickie thank you for sharing her with me.
Chaplain Marie Boyd
January 15, 2013
Hello Lee and Vicki

So many wonderful memories of your Mother and Grace United Methodist Church. We know Ce has travelled a straight path to the right hand of God our Father and will greet you again one day in Paradise.

Jennifer, Rick and I send our love to you at this sad time.
Shelly Moore Wren
January 15, 2013
Lee & Vicki,
I am sorry for your loss, I have fond memories of Cee. She was truly one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met and no one, and I mean NO ONE can make chicken salad like she could!
Lee, she'll be an angel on your shoulder and you'll find yourself communicating with her, without the worry of her well being. She's up there getting things ready for the rest of us!
With Love, Cissy
January 15, 2013
Thank you for sharing Cecelia with me. She brought lots of smiles to my face. I had the pleasure getting to know her, taking her places and what a big heart!
May God bring you peace during this difficult time.
Becki Sims
January 15, 2013
Dear Lee,
Judy and I are so sorry to learn of your mother's death and wish to extend our sincere sympathy to you, Vicki, and your family. We know how deeply one feels the loss of a parent and have found it somehow helps to hear from friends at times like this. Our prayer is that you are experiencing God's sustaining grace in a meaningful way at this time.
Gordon Gentry, Jr
January 15, 2013
Lee and Vicki,

We are so sorry for your loss.

Kay and J.W. Walker (Kilmarnock)
January 15, 2013
Lee and Janet--we will always remember Ce as someone with a ready smile and a gentle nature. She was fun to be with and we have wonderful memories of those lovely family holidays when we would all be together, laughing, eating, relaxing. She will be missed. Joyce and Bill
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