Marie Williams Newell

Published 10:37 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Marie Williams Newell passed from this life to her heavenly home on Feb. 3, 2020, in Midland, Texas.

Funeral services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Odessa, Texas.

Marie was born April 3, 1932, in Brookhaven, Mississippi, to E. E. Hall and Maude Case Hall. She later became a licensed hairdresser and made many lifelong friends from her clients and close neighbors in many places. She also served as a Pink Lady in Hobbs, New Mexico, at Lea General Hospital. Charlie and Marie lived in many towns throughout west Texas and southeast New Mexico while raising a family and working in the oilfields.

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Preceding her in death are her husband, Charles Williams Jr.; two daughters, Brenda and Peggy; three sisters, Eloise Bishop, Monell Summers and Vela Mae Hall; and three brothers, James Vernon Hall, Carlos Hall and Elmer Hall.

She is survived by her husband, Meredith Newell, of Brookhaven, Mississippi; one son, Scott Williams and wife Susie Williams, both of Midland; three bonus children, Gene Newell, Stacey and wife Wendy Newell, and Gayle Hudson and husband Marcell; one brother, Jake Hall of Roswell, New Mexico; three wonderful grandchildren, Bridgitte Potgeiter and husband Brad of Kimberly, South Africa, Brendy Kraemer and husband Austin, and Magen Hamm and husband Duncan, all of Midland; as well as multiple bonus Newell family grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, McKinzie Dozier and fiance’ Logan Masoner, BreAnna Gregory, Brayden Gregory, Zoe Bella Kraemer, and Brenlea Kraemer of Midland, and Hayden, Weston and Stella Potgeiter of Kimberly, South Africa; in addition, numerous bonus Newell great-grandchildren. She had many special nieces and nephews, as well.

Although she lost two daughters tragically, she and Charlie were able to raise one granddaughter, Bridgitte, from her early years, and their bond was just like mother and daughter. Her greatest joy was loving and nurturing her families throughout her life. The Williams and Newell families will forever be as one regardless of the miles that separate them.

We look forward to reuniting with her and family someday. Our tears shed now will be replaced with joy and love.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign her guestbook at