Edward Newton Sr.
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Services for Mr. Edward Newton Sr. will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church with the Dr. Solomon Shorter, Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Good Shepherd Funeral Home.
Mr. Edward Newton Sr. Age 81 of Alexandria, died on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Edward Newton Sr. was born to the late Joe Newton and Carrie D. Newton on December 21, 1930. He was baptized at an early age at Union Missionary Baptist Church. Edward began his professional career by enlisting in the U.S. Army on March 2, 1948. He retired from the U.S. Army after a highly decorated/Heroism career. He then went on to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Newton gave the Federal Government a total of 43 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Joe Newton and Carrie D. Newton; wife: Irma J. Newton; daughter: Rhonda Gayle Newton; brother: Clifton Newton; and his two sisters: Lillian Edwards and Rosa Lee Wells. Those he leaves to cherish his memories include: three daughters: Stephanie N. Jackson, Karen N. Murray, and Jenifer Y. Newton; son: Edward Newton, Jr., sister: Ruby N. Reed; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church from 9am until time of service.
Good Shepherd Funeral Home - Alexandria
614 Lee Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 24, 2012