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Mrs. Bonnie Ree Newsome, 80, of Prentiss, Mississippi passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg, MS.  She is the daughter of the late G. W. and Lucille Coleman.  She was a member of St. Mary Church of God in Christ, New Hebron, MS.  Mrs. Newsome served in many capacities in the church including Evangelist, Missionary, Sunday School Teacher, Mother of the Church, President of YWCC,  and Nursing Home and Prison Ministry. 

She retired from Magnetek Universal Manufacturing.  She loved ministering, reading, taking care of her family and fellowship. 

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Great Sweet Beulah Church of God in Christ at 11am.  Interment will be in the Coleman Cemetery, Prentiss, MS.

She is survived by: son, John D. Newsome of Pensacola, FL; daughters, Lavern Parkman and Diane Dampier both of Prentiss, MS; Gloria Chestang of Sumrall, MS and Pamela Sandifer of Hattiesburg, MS; brothers, Willie Coleman of New Orleans, LA; Jerry Coleman and Wade Coleman both of Prentiss, MS; sister, Ada Pearl McKee of Killen, TX; grandchildren: 10

Visitation will be Friday, April 26, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1-6pm; family hour: 6-7 pm; Visitation on Saturday at the church, 9-11am.  

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  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Johnson Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    John 14:1-4 KJV [1] Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. [2] In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. [3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. [4] And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
    ~ Vernell Magee   Prentiss, MS
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    Prayers and sympathy are deep in my heart for my dear sister and friend. But due to circumstances which only the Lord has control, I won't be able to attend.
    ~ Ollie B Powell   Bolton
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    To Be Absent From The Body Is To Be Present With The Lord. Continued prayers for the Newsome family! Hollis and Mary McKnight
    ~ Hollis and Mary McKnight   Bassfield, MS
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    Weeping may endure for a night,but joy cometh in the morning:Psalms 30:5. God's speed,your cousin (Liz)
    ~ Elizabeth Sprewer   Hattiesburg, MS
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.