Dezria Newton

Dezria Newton

Zale was born on November 30, 1954, in Monroe, Louisiana, to Sophronia Staten and Charles Newton. He graduated from Carroll High School, then briefly attended Louisiana State University. After college, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. During his years of service, he earned a number of commendations. He was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, a Navy Unit Commendation, an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Rifle Expert Badge. By the time of his Honorable Discharge, he had worked his way to become a Sergeant.
Shortly after his departure from the military, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he met his loving wife, Annette. He worked at a number of jobs and retired from the United States Postal Service, after working there for over 30 years. In his spare time, Zale loved playing basketball, running track, repairing things around his house, gardening, landscaping, watching sports and Old Westerns, playing the lottery, and spending time with those that were closest to him. Zale will be most remembered for always lending a hand and helping his family whenever they needed him.
He is preceded in death by both of his parents, Charles Newton and Sophronia Staten, brothers, Bobby and Larry Treadway, Charlie Newton Jr., nephews, Gregory “Mack” Treadway, Terry “Boom” Allen, Charles “Woo” Staten, Mark “Duke” Newton, Jeremy, and niece, Jamecia Ward.
Zale leaves to cherish his memory and legacy, his wife, Annette Newton, stepson, Leon Alexander, special son, Phillip Newton, grandchildren, Shanequa, Dayon, Kira, Vira, and Paradise Newton, brothers, Herbert (Kathrine), Donald (Ludell), sisters, Jackie, Patricia, Debra (Lamar), Althea (Eddie), Lisa, and Carolyn, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Memorial Service 11:00 AM Thursday, November 30, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Newton Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. What a great guy. Enjoyed working with Dezria on the LSM machine at the Post Office. Also had fun playing basketball and softball with him. Great addition to Heaven.

  2. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family. Having worked with Zale at the Post Office I found him to be a good friend . He was a super nice person and fun to be around .

  3. I’m So sorry about your loss. We worked at the P.O. together, he was a quiet but very nice person to know. My Condolences to the family and the Postal family.
    Penny Davis

  4. So sorry to hear of Zale’s passing. I worked with Zale at the USPS, back in the late 80’s. Zale was one of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet. I never saw him without a smile on his face and I never heard him say one mean word, about anyone. The world has really lost a good one. To his family and friends, I send my deepest condolences. Rest In Sweet Peace, Zale ❤️

  5. Trent and Cora Clark

    To the Family of Dezria Newton,

    You are All In Our Prayers.

    I worked with Dezria at the Postal Service since 1980. He was always a good co-worker and friend. I know he is missed yet his Legacy lives on.

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