September 4, 1933 ~ February 9, 2021
Reflections of Life for Deacon George Newton
George Newton was called to eternity on February 9, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born to George and Rosa Lee Handson Newton on September 4, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas.
George Newton worked at several jobs to include Kelly AFB and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving as the ship’s cook. He took those culinary skills and worked at several restaurants such as Good Time Charlie’s and Haley’s before his retirement.
George Newton united with Right Way Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev., Dr. Hubert E. Morris in 1991. During that time, he was a faithful servant of God and was ordained as a Deacon on February 18, 2001. He served faithfully under Pastors Hubert Morris, Douglas Landrum, Lee Williams III and the current Pastor, Milton Howard.
Deacon Newton held numerous ministry positions such as Chairman of Deacons, Sunday School Superintendent, Prayer Services Leader, and Family Support Deacon for the church
Deacon Newton was always willing to assist when ever and where ever he could. He was a regular attendee at the Eastside District 2 Senior Citizens Center, playing his favorite games of dominos and bridge.
Deacon Newton will be remembered for his kind and tender heart, generosity, robust laugh and ‘crisp’ $2 bills.
Deacon Newton is survived by his brother, Willie Newton, and his beloved church family, Deacon Richard Axel, Right Way Missionary Baptist Church and a host of friends.
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