James Newton Jr

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James Willis Newton Jr was born on January 23rd 1955 to Lorna Jean Darnell and James Willis Newton Sr in OSU Hospital. He attended Highland Elementary school when he lived in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to Brooklyn, New York when he was ten years old. As a teenager he joined a local singing group that gained a lot of popularity, especially from the young ladies. When he was sixteen years old he spent the next four years working at the Navy Yard. While in New York he also worked at M&D Liquor Store for two years. He was the oldest of ten kids and helped raised his nine siblings on top of his girlfriend Louise Davis’s 8 children. He was a hustler; he was always extending a hand and helping people whenever he could. He used to take us kids to the movies and to the handball court every chance he could just to spend time with them. Some joked about his heroic efforts when he once saved people from a burning building. Like anyone else, he went through his trials and tribulations. He came back to Columbus, Ohio in 1986.Once back he kept himself busy with dozens of different jobs throughout his years, he worked at Mr. Shannon’s store on 22nd and Hamilton Ave for 1 ½ years. He worked at the car auction for 5 years. He took care of his girlfriend Cheryl’s grandfather Horace for a couple of years. He worked at Rosemont Reformatory School for girls. James was all in all a very good guy and loved by all whom came in contact with him. He loved to drink his boiler makers; he loved his beer and cigarettes and shooting the breeze on the porch with his friends playing poker. Known to some as Jimmy or JW and JW the Pimp and Dark skinned Eskimo or whatever you would call him, he left a lasting impression in everyone’s heart.

James is preceded in death by Paternal grandparents; Willis and Ethel Newton, Maternal grandparents Forest and Rhinnie Darnell, father; James Willis Newton Sr, Mother Lorna Jean Newton, stepfather; Thomas Gilliam, Sisters; Barbara Jean Newton Lindsay, Alberta Marie Newton, Son; Jason Newton, lifelong partners; Louise Yarrell Davis, Cheryl Lindsay.

Leaving to cherish his wonderful memories; Daughters; Faith C. Davis (of Schenectady, New York) Gale (Antwan) McCarrel, stepson Corey M.Penn, grandchildren; Kindu Davis, Knowledge Jones (Schenectady, New York) Kynya Davis (of Schenectady, New York) Aiyanna Penn, Brianna Penn. Brothers: Albert (Paula) Newton (of Queens, New York), Charles (Mildred) Newton (of Hampton, Virginia), Steven Newton, Michael (April) Newton, Wilbert (Andrea) Webb (of Bronx, New York). Sisters; Gloria (Brian) Wilson, Janet Jackson, Charolette (Jerome) Morrow (of Cleveland, Ohio), Pristina Jackson, special niece and nephews Tameska (Joey) Jones, William Newton, Douge “Mookie” Cherry (of Schenectady, New York). Special friends; Claude Jackson Sr, Charles “Tre” Parks, Eric Carter, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Visitation 5:00pm and Funeral 6:00pm Friday October 21, 2016 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, and to offer condolences to The NEWTON Family visit, www.thechapelofpeace.com

Condolence Messages

  1. Yvonne Thompson

    May the Peace of God surround and comfort you.
    With Deepest Sympathy, Aunt Mildred Thompson and Family.

  2. “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death Will be no more. Neither will nor outcry nor pain be anymore .The former things have passed away R evelation 21:4.

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