Maxine Newman

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 20, 2009

WISNER — Funeral services for Maxine Bass Newman, 80, of Monroe, who died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home on Sterlington Road in Monroe, La., with the Rev. David Worthington officiating.

Burial will follow at South Central Baptist Church Cemetery at Wisner, La.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Newman was born on March 21, 1929 in Wisner, the daughter of Finice Simeon and Minnie Lee Humble Bass.

She attended school in Wisner and graduated from Wisner High School in 1946 as salutatorian of her class.

She began her career with BellSouth as an account clerk in Jackson on June 17, 1946. She then married Percy Lee Newman, of Wisner on August26, 1946. They moved to Ferriday and raised three children, Vicki Lynn, Eddie Max and Ernie Lee. She resumed her career at Bell South and retired in July of 1977.

Mrs. Newman moved to Monroe in 2004 to be close to her children. Although she adjusted to living in Monroe, she always called Ferriday her home, and missed her family and friends.

Mrs. Newman was preceded in death by her parents one son, Eddie Max Newman; one brother, Finice Simeon Bass, Jr.; and one sister, Lvonne Ferrington.

Survivors include one son, Ernie Newman and wife Kathy of Monroe; one daughter, Vicki Wilson and husband Ermis of Sterlington, La.; six grandchildren, Nancy Newman Kemp and husband Sandon of Vidalia, April Newman of Vicksburg, Jake Newman and wife Patty of Cedar Park, Texas, Sam Newman and wife Amanda of Cedar Park, Allison Wilson Jones and husband Josh of Bryant, Ark., and Matt Wilson and wife Misty of Monroe; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nila Faye Snead and husband John of Monroe; one sister-in-law, Adrenna Bass of Monroe; and her best friend and canine companion, Sugre.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jake Newman, Sam Newman and Matt Wilson; great grandson Blake Walsworth; nephew Rick Snead; and Charlie Jones.

The family would like to thank her caring neighbors at Chauvin Retirement Community for always looking out for her, and Agape Hospice; especially her nurse, Margaret Butler, for her excellent care, concern, and friendship to her, as well as to her children. Our sincere thanks are given to all of her sitters, especially Janice Ceasor of Ferriday and Cindy Dalgo of Bayou Jack, La.

Merry Christmas, Mama. You will be an honored guest at the most glorious celebration of all, surrounded by your Savior, your family and your friends.

There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever. Revelation 22:5.

Memorials may be made to North Monroe Baptist Church Building Fund.

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