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Johnny Lee Newsome, Jr.

October 6, 1966 ~ May 23, 2019 (age 52)


Johnny Lee Newsome, Jr.

was 52 years of age when he passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, May 23, 2019 while at home. He was born on October 10, 1966 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Ernestine (Jones) Williams and Johnny Lee Newsome, Sr.


In 1975 his family relocated to Riverside, California. While there he completed his high school education in 1984 at Riverside High School.  Johnny moved in 1988 to Waco, Texas and gained employment in Telecommunications. He made Fort Wayne his home again in 2011 and began working for Yoger & Yoger Construction Company.


John as he was often called had his own special spirituality.  He was raised as a Witness, yet continued to seek divine guidance.


He leaves to honor and cherish his memory to his loving mother, Ernestine Williams (Curtis Edwards); father, Johnny Lee Newsome Sr.; his children, Johnny Lee Newsome III, Keasha McCreary, Tischandra Newsome, Jevonte Newsome, Boston Newsome, De'Mone Newsome, Promise Newsome, Dominique Bolden and Dontavion “Tay” Newsome; his sisters, Chandra Brookins and Tisha (Jerrold) Williams 19 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  


He was preceded in death by his son, Jaydonce' Newsome, grandparents, Elisha and Eula (Sims) Jones, Blanzine Shumpert, Dea. John Thomas Newsome and Alice Newsome; and a brother-in-law, James Brookins.


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