Rocky Mount, NC
Mary Elizabeth Newell was born in Halifax County, North Carolina on May 19th, 1930. She was one of three children to the late Edward and Ocie Gatling. Mary transition from her earthly life to her heavenly life on Wednesday, December 28, 2017 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Mary was education in the Halifax county school system. She worked at Oscars’ Drill then later at J.P. Stevens in downtown Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Elbert Newell on January 9, 1945. To this union ten beautiful children were born. God blessed them with five boys and five girls.
Mary was affectionately known to family, friends and the community as “Neen”. “Neen” was given to her as a baby by her mother Ocie and because she was the eldest sibling and
Mary “Neen” enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbors by cooking. Her loving friends until this day was Daisy Squire and Kelly Johnson. Mary “Neen” was always sacrificing her time to help others.
As the matriarch of the family she gave a lot of wise advice. There was no filter with “Neen”. She would say what was on her mind and worry about us as well even up until God called her home.
Mary “Neen” relocated to Woodbury, New Jersey for a while and there she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior on April 30, 2006 at The First United Methodist Church in Collingswood, New Jersey.
Mary’s “Neen” beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, Frances Newell, Cynthia Newell, Debbie Newell, Byron Newell, Bridgette Newell, Carey Newell; daughter in law Vanessa Newell; twenty-seven grandchildren, forty-three great- grandchild, five great-great grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Last but not least her loving friends Phyllis Evans and Linda Sabin.
Mary “Neen” was welcomed into heaven by her parents, husband, Elbert Newell, her sons, Anthony and Ronnie Newell, her daughter, Ella Oates, her sister, Lucille Timmons and her
brother, Richard “Dickey” Gatlin.
Mary “Neen” was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law,grandmother, daughter, sister, cousin, sister-in-law and aunt.
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Newell will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Rocky Mount chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.
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H.D. Pope Funeral Home Rocky Mount
Friday January 5th, 2018
325 Nash Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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I want to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Mary Newell.
The bible tells us we can gain comfort from God, even during times of sorrow. We pray to our heavenly father for help to cope with the sorrow felt from the death of a loved one.
By prayer and supplication, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6
The bible also promises that God “will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Revelation 21:4) How comforting and reassuring that is!
May you find comfort by relying on our heavenly father and learning more about the blessings of God's kingdom. If you would like to learn more about God’s purpose for mankind and the earth, please visit us at jw.org.
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Submitted by KBattle on Jan 5 2018 02:01:09 PM
Rest in peace grandma so glad we were able to celebrate you for your birthday
Submitted by Sierra Moore on Jan 5 2018 12:24:19 PM
debby kay davis lit a candle for Mrs. Mary "Neen" Newell
debby kay davis lit a candle on Jan 5 2018 10:45:54 AM
To the family,
My condolences to the loss of your love one. I know it is hard to deal with this grief-stricken pain. But God, whose name is Jehovah, stated in his word the Bible that “death will be no more”. (Psalms 83:18, 1 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 21:4). Also, his son, Jesus Christ, assured us at John 5:28,29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment”. So, rest assured, you will be able to see your love one again.
I’ve attached a link to one of our tracts from our website, jw.org. The tract asks this question, “Can the Dead Really Live Again?” It has wonderful scriptural encouragement that will help from God’s word.
Again, my sincerest condolences,
I can be reached by email at email@example.com
Submitted by j on Jan 4 2018 05:30:12 PM
To: Crissy and Einnor Harris, Vanessa and Anthony Newell ... Your Harris family is so very sorry for your loss. We are here in any way you see fit to use us. Love and prayers for you and the entire Newell family. We are all family. Monica Anderson
Submitted by Monica Sneed-Anderson on Jan 4 2018 02:31:18 PM
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