Doris Gilbert Newsom, 95 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2021 at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.
Doris was born on October 18, 1925 in Echo, Alabama, to James Robert Gilbert and Genie Mae Hughes Gilbert. Doris was an educator at Vernon High School for many years. She was a faithful member of Vernon United Methodist Church in Vernon, Florida, when her health permitted.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Genie Mae Gilbert; husband: Veston Newsom; sister: Mae Jean Pierce.
She is survived by her sons: Jim Newsom and wife Angie of Vernon, Florida, Tim Newsom and wife Renee’ of Chipley, Florida, Bob Newsom and wife Carolyn of Westville, Florida; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.
A private graveside funeral service will be held 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery in Vernon, Florida (Hinson’s Crossroads), with Rev. Dallas Pettis officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.