April 28, 1923 - February 07, 2020
Raymond Harold Newman, 96, passed to his heavenly home on Friday, February 7, 2020. He was born on April 28, 1923 in Dowling Park, Florida and son of the late Barnard Newman and Corean Carmichael Newman. Harold was a Bible Scholar and loved to teach others about God’s Word. He was a life-long member of the Church of God serving as Sunday School Superintendent at Springfield Church of God and North Jacksonville Church of God. He wrote 2 books, “Mama Made Biscuits” and “God’s Butterfly Time”. He married Voncile Jones on September 5, 1943. They were married 52 years. They were very active in their residential construction business and raising their family. Preceding in death are his parents, 1 sister: Gladys Parker and 4 brothers: Pete Newman, Ernest Newman, Oveta Newman and Thermon Newman.
Surviving family include 2 daughters and a son-in-law: Iris (Jimmy) Johns and Myra Newman; 3 sisters and 1 brother: Myrle Morton, Irma Turner, Eloise (Howard) Sanderson and Dolphus Newman; a number of nieces and nephews, also the Whitlock family who adopted him as “grandpa” many years ago.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at North Jacksonville Church of God, I-95 & Edgewood Avenue with Pastor James A. Hull, officiating.
His family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM in the church sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to North Jacksonville Church of God (www.njcog.org) Building Fund.
We would like to say THANK YOU to those who have called, sent cards, stopped by and shown support to our family. For friendship’s healing touch, our hearts are full of gratitude. The Newman and Jones Families have been a lifeline to us during a difficult time. Times around the table with Dad meant so much to him and to us. Special thanks to Connie and to our VITAS Health Care Team – Greg, Theresa and Melani. The Lord sent each of you into our lives. We are grateful beyond words. God bless you all!
Myra, Iris & Jimmy