Mark Maurice Newton, Sr.


Mark Maurice Newton (Duke), born March 7,1976 at Doctors N. Hospital to Patricia Ann Newton and Mark Steven Wilson. Mark attended Marion Franklin HS. He was born in the church where he was always surrounded by pray bands bible study in his own home.

As an adult, Duke attended Evangel Gospel Church under the leadership of Bishop Rodney Porter where he was a member. Mark loved his neighborhood, Lincoln Park, and his sports. He loved to play basketball. You had to respect Duke, he was a man of his word. He loved very hard. He protected you; and looked out for you. He was that type of guy that put his heart into family and everything he did. Duke loved to cook at his mom’s house; and invite and feed everyone. Just like his grandma Sophronia, feeding the whole Bolivar Arms circle. He was very protective of his mom, acting like her dad. He was protective over his sister Trice, it was a long time before she could date! Duke loved his bro Jermain, they were thick as thieves.

Mark had a great relationship with uncles and aunts, never disrespecting anyone, and always doing as asked. Duke protected cousins, friends, and didn’t mind sending you home if he thought you were in the wrong place. You would go home no questions asked. Duke was known to shut it down. You would go home even if you were grown. He was a good friend, dad, cousin, uncle, and son. If you knew him, you loved him. We loved you Duke.

Duke is preceded in death by his father, Mark Steven Wilson; grandparents, Sophronia and Charlie Newton, and JoAnn and Glenn Wilson; step father, Richard McClanahan; uncles, Larry Wayne, Glen Wilson, and Bobby Treadway; cousins, Woo, Boom, and Mack.

He leaves to cherish his memory, mother, Patricia Ann Newton; step father, Steven Allen; daughters, D’Che Jenkins, Pria Newton, Jermani Newton, Miracle Newton, and Jarhya Newton; sons, Anthony Hudson, Mark Newton, Jr., and MyYaun Newton; 4 grandchildren; brother Ricky; sister, Trice; step sister, Lisha; God brothers, David Owens, and Glenn Jr. (cousin); very close friend, JELLO; companion, Tia Holley; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and special friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Monday August 20, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Please be assured of God’s enduring love for you, his concerned with your well-being and willingness to help you endure this difficult time. 1Peter 5:7

  2. We are so sorry for your loss! God be with you all in this time if sorrow! We love you Pat!
    Edna Goble & Family

  3. Condolences to the family, Heaven just got a real one. Love you always Man, Duke Tha God! Rest in Paradise, Love Silk

  4. Nikkole Cordell

    May God comfort & gv peace to The Newton Family. You hv my deepest condolences.

    The Cordell Family

  5. Sorry to hear of the passing of Mark (Duke). May the Family find peace and comfort at this time. You All have my deepest and most sincere condolences. Rest In Peace Friend.

  6. I don’t know how to convey just how sorry I am for your loss I pray that God continues to cover you and comfort each of you through this time and well after Duke will be truly missed

  7. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. Duke was like a son to me. He will be greatly miss. Duke was one of a kind alway show me love and respect. I will continue to lift your family in prayer. Crowell Family


    When God created you
    He knew what he would see
    Someone that wasn’t perfect
    Or in heaven you would be.

    He put you here on earth
    To lead this life you live
    Learning as you go
    Giving what you can give.

    He knew that you would stumble
    And sometimes even fall
    He knew that you would suffer
    And in Jesus Christ you’d call.

    Mistakes and bad decisions
    He knew that you would make
    To live and learn from them
    Sometimes more than you can take.

    He’s had a plan for you
    From the very first day
    Frustrating times will be
    But soon you’ll see his way.

    Love, hope, and faith
    He’ll give this all to you
    Patience please my friend
    How only if you knew.

    The love you have inside you
    All the good that you do
    This does not go unnoticed
    And he shall see it too.

    He’ll carry you if he needs to
    And hold you when you pray
    He knows the pain you carry
    Each and every day.

    What’s brought you to your knees
    Some gave up on you
    God will only keep around
    The ones that see it through.

    One day you will see
    What I’ve been telling you
    The love that he’s been saving
    He created just for you.


  9. Dad I Love you so much and i will never forget about you nor will you be replaced … You have left your mark and we have so many memories im glad i knew you from start to finish and i apologize for not being able to see you off but i will make you proud i promise…!!!! Im free now and you still the realest . You helped make me ME and i love it . I have a lot of your traits and characteristics and i wouldn’t trade it or you for the world. You just don’t know how bad i miss you !!!!!

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