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LILESVILLE – Mrs. Faye Freeman Newton, 77,died Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be 3:00pm Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck McKnight officiating. Interment will follow in Jowers Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Leavitt Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Faye was born February 4, 1941 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Johnny Wyatt Freeman and the late Mertice Faye Privette Freeman. She went to school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked for a short time in the nursing field but she and her husband felt it best for her to be a stay at home mother and care for the needs of their children.
She and her husband were charter members of Faith Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of nearly 63 years, Rev. Floyd Newton; her children Judy Newton, Floyd (Norma) Newton, Jr. and Ron (Angela) Newton all of Lilesville, Janet Newton of Wadesboro and Doug (fiancé Rhoda) Newton of McBee, SC; her grandchildren, Bobby Newton, Amanda Newton, Dustin Jackson, Matt Newton, Josh Casey, Brandon Newton, Dillon Crowley, Mark Newton, Jessica Crowley and Ricky Newton; her great-grandchildren, Destinee, Zach, Nathan, Zane, Aubrey and Madison and expecting a great-grandson in March; and her sisters, Letha (Jim) Jenkins of Wadesboro and Mary Ellen Williams of Concord. She is also survived by her devoted canine companions, Smokey and Susie, whom she loved dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gene Freeman and her granddaughter, Crystal Newton.
Faye will be remembered for being a loving and devoted, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and sister. Her quiet ways and presence were a radiant part of who she was as a Christian example to all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave #100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com