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 membership. 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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  1. My prayers go out to George’s brother, Willie and his church family. I met George at District Two Senior Center. We became good friends. He would always tell me I was a good dominoe player. George invited me to his church for Men’s Day a few years ago. He was so excited that I showed up. George would also tell me about the Bridge club he belonged to. Every Monday when I get to District Two Center, George would give me a crisp Two Dollar bill. I would ask why? He said, ” I want you to remember me”. J.T. Mulkey

  2. Willie sorry to hear of the passing of your Brother George. He will be truly missed by many . “God Bless” George Whitfield ,Jr.

  3. My memories of Deacon George are numerous from his days at Right Way Missionary Baptist Church. He was so giving, had a tender heart and easy to cry. He always treated me and my husband to birthday lunches and we would reciprocate. His favorite meal…T-Bone steak, specifically to his liking, loaded baked potato and salad with ranch dressing!  He hated elevators going past the 3rd floor and overpasses. I called you and your riding partner, Deacon Richard Axel, grumpier old men. I kept those treasured crisp $2 bills!  Deacon George, I miss you and will treasure you in my heart. Much love from your dear friends. Deacon Johnie and Minister Kathy Walker

  4. George always keep watch over the neighborhood kids who played on the yard at Booker T.. Lost track for many years, when I saw him at District 2 SR. Center of course at the domino table several years back. Condolences to his brother Willie.

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