Juanita S. Newsome

Published 2:09 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017

AHOSKIE, NC – Juanita Mae Sumner Newsome, age 85, passed away on May 14, 2017 at her residence.

Mrs. Newsome was born on August 27, 1931 to the late Jessie Irvin and Bernice Britton Sumner, in the St. John community of Hertford County, NC. She was a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church in Ahoskie. Juanita was a dietary supervisor at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital for over 30 years. Upon retiring, Juanita spent most of her time at home. She enjoyed reading, watching television, and coloring beautiful pictures. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Juanita will be deeply missed by those that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Newsome; her son, Charles Newsome; her granddaughter, Wendy Newsome; and her sister, Jessie Riddick.

Juanita is survived by her two daughters, Brenda Hoggard of Colerain, NC, and Sandra Barnes of Winterville, NC; her son, Wesley Newsome of Cary, NC; three grandsons, Larry Newsome and his wife Michelle of Winton, NC, Max Hoggard and his wife April of Harrellsville, NC, and John Barnes of Winterville, NC; one granddaughter, Krista Hoggard of San Diego, CA; four great-grandsons, Braxton Newsome, Nick Hoggard, Brycen Newsome, and Broden Newsome; one great-granddaughter, Kacie Hoggard; and one sister, Edith Dunn of Ahoskie, NC.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 12:30 pm until 1:45 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at Mrs. Juanita’s home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with the Rev. Phil Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Newsome family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.