Bennie Elisha Newman

August 14, 1933 - December 21, 2013
Bennie Elisha Newman

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Bennie Elisha Newman, Jr. passed away on December 21, 2013. Bennie was born in Appomattox County, Virginia. He retired in 1993 as Foreman of the Electrical Shop at D.O.D. Camp Peary.

Bennie enjoyed gardening and growing beautiful flowers. He loved his family very deeply and spending time with them. He loved all types of music; country, bluegrass, and gospel, the latter being his favorite. He played with a gospel group for ten years and made several albums. Bennie suffered for the past year with esophageal cancer until the Lord called him home.

Bennie is preceded in death by his mother, Susie Bell Cheatham and his father, Bennie Elisha Newman, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Carole H. Newman; three daughters, Sherry Lindsay, Barbara Belcher and Melissa Miller; son, Michael E. Newman; grandchildren, Laurie Clements, Jimi Miller, Ashley Miller, Rebecca Newman and Jacob Newman, a brother, Alfred Newman and two great-grandchildren Evan and Austin Deskins

A visitation will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM with a funeral service following at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at the Peninsula Memorial Park at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  • December 24, 2013
    Jack Woodall says:
    Bennie will truly be missed, but will always be in our thoughts. My deepest sympathy to the family, may you find confort in the memories Bennie left with you.

  • December 27, 2013
    shirley howard says:
    benny was a great person always had a beautiful smile on that handsome face he was a great father loved his family I am proud to say he was my uncle,he will be missed .

  • December 29, 2013
    Babs & Shirley Stinnette says:
    Carol & Family, We are so sorry to hear of Benny's passing. He was such a wonderful person and great to be around. He will be missed greatly.

  • December 30, 2013
    Ruth Salunek Knapp says:
    Carole, Barbara, Sherry, Missy and Mike - I heard about Bennie's passing from my sister. I remember him as a kind man who loved music. Bennie went out of his way to make me feel welcome and I cherish that kindness. I still remember being served deer meat for the first time - and his laughter when I made a face as I chewed! I was never a country girl but he didn't hold it against me. Fond memories.

  • December 30, 2013
    Antonija Simpson says:
    Dear Carole, My sincere condolences to you and your family.