Willie Maude Newsome
Wrens, GA – Willie Maude Brooks Newsome, 84, loving wife of the late Cecil Newsome, entered into rest Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Doctors Hospital. Services will be held at 3:00PM on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in the Your Hope Church, Matthews GA, with the Rev. Joe Walden officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera GA.
Born in Stapleton to the late Reba Dye Brooks and the late William Brooks, she was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She enjoyed being outside, especially working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She loved to cook for her family and friends, and she loved her “coffee”—savoring it all day long. Willie Maude was a good, kind-hearted woman who would do whatever she could to help everybody. She enjoyed a very special relationship with her grandson, Thomas, who she raised—they spent every day together—and she thought of Thomas as her son. Her children feel blessed and thankful to have had such a loving, devoted mother. She will be greatly missed by all who had the fortune to know her.
Willie Maude is also preceded in death by her three sons, William Cecil Newsome, Johnny Newsome and Leroy Newsome; and one grandson, Raymond Ray Jr. Survivors include her six children, Thurmond Newsome (Joyce), Bobby Newsome (Brenda), Brenda N. Ray (Raymond), Betty Newsome, Lisa Newsome and Cindy Newsome (Tommie Wells); four siblings, Jewell Poss, Asilee Dixon, Dessie Brooks, and Gleamon Brooks; 10 grandchildren, Thomas Newsome, Melissa Zieglar, Sharon Walden, Wanda Hall, Pamela Norton, Bobbie Allison Unruh, Raymond Ray II, Matthew Below, James Ryan Newsome and Brandon Lee Newsome; 10 great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; and many friends.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff, nurses and doctors on the 1st and 3rd floor Burn ICU at Doctors Hospital for their kindness and compassion.
The family will receive friends at Your Hope Church from 1:30PM – 3:00PM prior to services on Saturday, August 4, 2012.
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.