Michael Newton Sr.

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  • "I lost my best friend. This realization is just sinking in..."
    - Romaine Newton
  • "Bishop Northal and Iris Gaddy, Augusta, Georgia"
  • "We are so saddened by the passing of our family member..."
    - Loretta Bailey
  • "We are very saddened to hear of Michael's passing but know..."
    - Kaye Goode and Family of Eddie Goode
  • "Romaine, May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family..."
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GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Michael W. Newton Sr. entered into heaven on Friday, July 24th, 2015. He was born in Orlando, Florida. He was the son of the late Dorothy Davis Newton and the late Kenneth Carlton Newton of Orlando, Florida. He was educated at various schools in the nation. He was a graduate of Key West High School, class of 1970. He was a continual learner, studying at Florida Keys Community College and Luther Rice University and Seminary. He was ordained by Emmaus School of the Bible later in life. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. During his Air Force career, he was stationed at Torrejon Air Base in Spain and Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia. He traveled throughout Europe and Morocco while he was in the Air Force. He became NCOIC of two wards at Torrejon Air Base and he became NCOIC of Emergency Services at Robins Air Base. During his service, he received several awards: Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Longevity Service Award, National Defense Service Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal (1973-1976). After his Air Force career, he moved back to Key West, Fla. Becoming a Chief Dialysis Technician. He arrived in Augusta, Georgia in 1991. He became the Administrative Pastor of Living Word Christian Center. He also learned graphic design and web development, becoming the first African American Director of New Media at the Augusta Chronicle. During his career at the Augusta Chronicle, he won a prestigious American Advertising Federation "Addy" award. He served in this capacity for 5 years until he became disabled. He also served an Associate pastor with Universal Ministries. He was known as a Renaissance man, exploring Art, History, Politics, and Nature. He was also an avid collector of coins, stamps, and antiques. He enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, flying planes, and boating. He was lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and the National Chapter of the American Legion. He leaves to celebrate his life and continue his legacy; a loving family including: his devoted wife Romaine Newton of 44 years, four children Bernadette Graves (Earnest) of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael W. Newton Jr. (Tyra) of North Augusta, SC, Jonathan Y. Newton Sr. (Janet) of Washington, D.C., and Christopher M. Newton of Evans, Georgia. He leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren to cherish his memory. He shared his journey of life with 6 siblings of Orlando, Florida: Cynthia Rhoden (Deceased), Loretta Bailey, Craig Newton, Peggy Newton, Phyllis Newton, and Phillip Newton. He shared a loving relationship with his in-laws: Silas Saunders Sr and Mrs. Vina Mae Saunders and their children: Silas Jr., Detra, and Bruce. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins will carry his wisdom with them in their hearts.


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