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John Edward Newsome, Sr

January 27, 1938 October 11, 2017
John Edward Newsome,  Sr
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Obituary for John Edward Newsome, Sr

John Edward Newsome, Sr, the son of the late Rufus Lee and Audalia Hollaway Newsome, Sr was born on January 27, 1938 in Simonton, Texas. John attended public school in Fort Bend County. He graduated from the A.W. Jackson High School in Rosenberg, Texas in 1957.

In June of 1958, John married the love of his life, Alma Lois Lewis. To this blessed union, six children were born; John Jr, Kenith, Rosalind, Jennifer, Brandon and Titania.

John accepted Christ at an early age. After making Wallis his permanent home, he became a member of the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Wallis Texas, where he served as a deacon, under the leadership of Pastor Kevin Love.

John worked many years as a truck driver( Fords Only) for the King Construction Company in Wallis, Texas and he was the first African American to serve as a volunteer fireman in Wallis, Texas.

If you ever needed someone to brighten up your day; that would-be John Newsome. He always had a smile on his face and he loved to talk. He loved and lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family, traveling, and taking his family to the race tracks and the movies. He also enjoyed and taking pride in having a farm raising cattle and hunting.

John is preceded in death by his parents; Rufus and Audalia Newsome, wife; Alma Lois Newsome, daughter; Rosalind Madden, brothers; Fred and Rufus Newsome, sisters; Estella Smith and Ruthie Hatton, Patricia Newsome and a son-in-law, Curtis Madden.

He leaves to carry forth his legacy, three daughters; Debra Kay (Johnny) Mikle, Houston, Texas, Jennifer (Scott) Bradshaw, Wallis, Texas and Titania Newsome, Houston, Texas, three sons; John Edward Newsome, Jr., California, Kenith Newsome, Wallis, Texas and Brandon (Yesenia) Newsome, Wallis, Texas, sister; Edna Deavuearo (RB), Mary Paul, brothers; Charles Newsome, (Lois), Herman Newsome ( Rose) and James Newsome (Pam), grandchildren; Tammy, Jamon, Krystal, Shun, Julie, Tarik, Aniya, K G, Ricky, Shamieka, Latandria, C J, Christina, Curticia, DJ, Zac, Larihanna, Brianna, Dominique, Braelynn, Chad, Cory, Chambrey, Mario, Schuyler, Cameron, Chasity, Erica and Elanna, BriIvi, 42 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, a special friend, Dywane Gordon and a host of nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


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Visitation

Saturday

21

Oct

10:00 AM 10/21/2017 10:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 10/21/2017 10:45:00 AM
Simonton Community Church

9703 FM 1489
Simonton, Texas 77476

Simonton Community Church
9703 FM 1489 Simonton 77476 Texas

funeral service

Saturday

21

Oct

11:00 AM 10/21/2017 11:00:00 AM
Simonton Community Church

9703 FM 1489
Simonton, Texas 77476

Simonton Community Church
9703 FM 1489 Simonton 77476 Texas

interment

Saturday

21

Oct

El Pleasant Cemetery

9739 Highway 36 S.
Wallis, Texas 77485

El Pleasant Cemetery
9739 Highway 36 S. Wallis 77485 Texas
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