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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Agnes Allen Newman

Funeral services for Agnes Allen Newman of Brookhaven are Thursday, January 4, at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Services

with burial at New Sight Cemetery. Dr. Edgar Lee Wright and Rev. Wayne Moak will officiate the services. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, from 5-8 p.m. and immediately preceding the service at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Newman, 90, died December 31, 2017, at home.  She was born February 18, 1927, in Brookhaven to Floyd and Lillie Allen. 

She graduated from New Sight School in 1945 where she played sports and met the love of her life and future husband, Henry Lee Newman, Jr. 


They married on Thanksgiving night, November 22, 1945.  She was a loving wife and helpmate to her husband and a wonderful stay-at-home mother to their two daughters. 

She sewed clothes for her girls, their dolls, and herself.  She enjoyed growing a garden each year, putting up vegetables, pickles and jellies for her family, and was a wonderful cook. 

She was a Christian and a lifelong member of New Sight Baptist Church where she faithfully attended until her health declined.  She lovingly cared for many pets over the years. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Henry Lee Newman, Jr., brothers Eugene and Earl Allen, and several much loved in-laws. 


She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Newman Knapp and Kathy Newman Edge and husband Steve, all of Brookhaven; granddaughter Angela Pittman of Brandon;

grandson Brian Goode and family of Terry; sister-in-law Ruth Newman of Pearl; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved calico cats, Callie and Kate.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to her favorite charities: 

Brookhaven Animal Rescue League, 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, or Gideons International. 


The family thanks especially her loving and dependable caregivers for the last three years,

Pat Sills, Kathy Etheridge, and special niece Sybil Smith, as well as the staff of Hospice Compassus. 



  • Comment Link Stephanie Hill Saturday, 13 January 2018 19:15 posted by Stephanie Hill

    That is a beautiful tribute! Praying for God's peace for the family at this time.

    Stephanie, Jake & Cody Hill

  • Comment Link Alton Phillips Thursday, 11 January 2018 13:56 posted by Alton Phillips

    Beautiful tribute! God bless. Alton & Carol

  • Comment Link David Wilson Tuesday, 02 January 2018 20:45 posted by David Wilson

    Mr and Mrs Newman were 2 of the finest people I had the privilege of growing up around they were like grandparents to me and I loved them with all my heart I’m gonna miss her and they also raised two great daughters I know she is happy now I wish I could see her and mr Henry up in in Heaven together I know there smiling and happy now being together they gave me my first job when I was 5 and taught me a lot about life and work and family and the values of life and hard work I am 51 years old now and I promise I will never forget them because Heaven has 2 great angels together now


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