Newsom obit

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.

7 Replies to “Newsom obit”

  1. I loved Miss Doris. She was the 1st person to welcome me to Vernon. I was 22 at the time. And we developed a lasting friendship. so sorry to hear of her passing.. Prayers for the family.

  2. Mrs. Newsome made a positive impact on many who had her as a teacher at Vernon High School. She never wavered from her Christian faith and influenced many in their belief in Jesus Christ as the savior. She was my teacher, later my friend and neighbor. I could not have asked for better. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family she loved so dearly.

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Newsom , and my condolences to her family members upon their loss of such a wonderful person . She was Math Teacher to some of us 8th Graders back when , along with a lot others ,,, I remember her telling me once , “Dwight , you have to stop eating all those rolls your Dad makes in the lunchroom as they affect your brain” , lol ,,, last time I saw her was at a parade in Vernon , I was on the back of the float for our group (1965) and I jumped off the float , ran over and gave her a hug , knowing she was still wondering who that was , lol ,,, she was such a lovely person ,,, may God Bless this family during their time of healing …

    1. I am so sadden to hear of the demise of your Mother, She was such a nice person my son Travis Potter through so much of her and respected her very much at Vernon High School. I pray God will give you and family peace in your heart that she is at rest with Him now.

  4. I remember she was a wonderful teacher and person, I had tremendous respect for this lady, enjoyed being around her even when I visited the residents on 3rd floor. Will miss her.

  5. Jim,Bob and Tim,
    I know the mixture of emotions that goes with the loss of both parents. Few people had the respect that she and your dad deserved and had. Such an example for life. Your family is special to mine. We share your loss and joy.

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