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Agnes Allen Newman

Funeral services for Agnes Allen Newman, of Brookhaven, are Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial at New Sight Cemetery. Dr. Edgar Lee Wright and Rev. Wayne Moak will officiate the services.   

Visitation will be today, Jan. 3, 2018 from 5 until 8 p.m. and immediately preceding the service at the funeral home.   

Mrs. Newman, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at home. She was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Brookhaven to Floyd and Lillie Allen.  She graduated from New Sight School in 1945, where she played sports and met the love of her life and future husband, Henry Lee Newman Jr. They married on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22,1945.  She was a loving wife and helpmate to her husband and a wonderful stay-at-home mother to their two daughters. She sewed clothes for her girls, their dolls and herself. She enjoyed growing a garden each year, putting up vegetables, pickles and jellies for her family, and was a wonderful cook. She was a Christian and a lifelong member of New Sight Baptist Church where she faithfully attended until her health declined. She lovingly cared for many pets over the years.  

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, of 60 years, Henry Lee Newman Jr.; brothers, Eugene and Earl Allen; and several much-loved in-laws.   

Survivors are her daughters, Shirley Newman Knapp and Kathy Newman Edge and husband Steve, all of Brookhaven; granddaughter, Angela Pittman, of Brandon; grandson, Brian Goode and family, of Terry; sister-in-law, Ruth Newman, of Pearl; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved calico cats, Callie and Kate. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to her favorite charities:  Brookhaven Animal Rescue League, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis or Gideons International.   

The family thanks especially her loving and dependable caregivers for the last three years, Pat Sills, Kathy Etheridge, and special niece Sybil Smith, as well as the staff of Hospice Compassus. 

To express your thoughts to the family, visit riverwoodfamily.com and click on her name to leave a comment.