Mrs. Mary "Neen" Newell



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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