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January 10, 1941
~ October 29, 2019
James Newman, son of the late Elmer and Naomi Newman was born in Angelus, South Carolina (Chesterfield County) on January 10, 1941. James entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
James moved to New Jersey as a teenager and attended the Long Branch High School where he was a football and baseball player. He was on the football team that brought the Green Wave a championship with a perfect record and beat the division record that year. He also was one of five other players placed on the All Shore team. He worked at the Monmouth County Park System where he retired.
James was a very family oriented individual and cherished his entire family. He was especially proud of and loved his grandchildren Jasmine and Naomi Newman they were the apple of his eye. His great granddaughters that he affectionately called "Mook Mook" gave him extreme pleasure and joy. He loved being a grandfather and great grandfather and went out of his way to do things with them and for them. He especially loved taking the great grandchildren to the annual fair and spending quality time with them.
James was predeceased in death by his parents Elmer and Naomi Newman; brothers Grayland Newman, Donald Newman, Vance Newman and Caldwell Newman and his sisters Lillie Mae Newman, Francis Crudup and Gladys Jowers.
He leaves to cherish his memory his two children James (Bernadette) Newman and Darryl Newman; his beloved companion Edith Covin; two grandchildren Jasmine Newman and Naomi Newman; two great-grandchildren Autumn Taylor and Audrey Taylor; siblings Georgia McCaskill and Lanzy (Etta) Newman and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family and friends.