January 08, 2019


Essie Marie Newman
July 17, 1940 - January 03, 2019

Jesus said… “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in Me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.”  John 11:25-26

Sister Essie M. Newman, age 78 of Bogalusa, departed this life Thursday, January 3, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family.

She attended Central Memorial High School in Bogalusa and graduated from 33rd Avenue High School in Gulfport, Mississippi. She was married to Rev. Theodore Newman for 58 years and to this union 3 children were born. As a young adult, she attended Mt. Bethel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. A. L. Owens where she served as a Deaconess from 1998-2005, she served as First Lady of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Uneedus, LA where her husband served as pastor. She would later re-unite with Pleasant Valley and serve there until her passing.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Theodore Newman; a son, Stanley (Terry) Newman of Webster, Texas; a daughter, Angela Newman of Baton Rouge, LA; two grandchildren, Stanley Theodore Newman of Webster, Texas and Chelsie Adams of Baton Rouge; her sisters, Claudette (Eddie) Howard, Yolanda (Michael) McNeil of Mobil, Alabama, Melody Love and Glenda Little of Columbia, MS; her brothers, Sam (Rossie) Love of Mobil, Alabama, willie Love of Bogalusa and Donald Love of Decatur, GA; sisters-in-law, Wandra (John) Seward and Alma Dennis of St. Louis, MO, Bernice Newman of Chicago, IL; brothers-in-law, Thaddeus Newman II of Los Angeles, CA and Sylvester Hill of Seattle, WA; God son, Willie Holloway and Malcolm Adams; a son-in-law, that she loved as a son. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon Love and Ludie B. Love; a daughter, Sondra Newman Adams; three brothers, Melvin, Julius and Jewel Love; a sister, Brenda Hollis.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 3:00PM - 6:00PM with a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM. Funeral service will be held at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Uneedus, LA on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00AM with Rev. Harold Celius – Officiating.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.

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