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Muriel "Nancy" Louise Newman

January 27, 1936 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 84)


Muriel L. Newman
January 27, 1936 – August 29, 2020

Muriel (Nancy) Louise Newman, 84, of the Ponzer community, died, Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter.

She was born in Hyde County on January 27, 1936, to the late Richard, Sr. and Muriel Wahab Newman. 

Family was the most important part of her life.   Throughout, she spent many hours enjoying the company of her beloved sisters and brothers.... they were some of her fondest memories.  

She was wonderful with children and will be remembered with fondness and love by the many, many whose lives she touched.  She spent hours entertaining them with stories, puzzles, treasure hunts, tea parties and so much more.   Her only advice given on child-rearing: "set rules and be consistent... children will 'know" what is expected of them and that is important for every child".  

 She loved to buy and sell collectibles and antiques, enjoyed many types of music, and spent many happy hours dancing. She was a great cook, known for her special gift of putting an exceptional meal on the table for her family as well as friends. 

A caring and giving mother to her 4 children,  who told her in her last hours,  she was the "BESTEST" mother in the world and we would pick you above all others if we had the chance to pick again.

A private service will be held at the family plot at St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery. Pastor Mike Wheeler will officiate.

Surviving are two daughters, Laura Perry of Jamesville and Marylynn "Bit" Cahoon of Swan Quarter;  eight grandchildren, Nancy Jo Kaster of Middletown, VA, Dana Fish of Brunswick, GA, April Armstrong of Chocowinity, Richard Steel of Durham, William "Bill" Steel, James "Jim" Steel and Paul Steel all from of Jamesville and John Williams of Yankton, SD; eleven great-grandchildren, Noah Cahoon, Naomi Robbins, Makayla Williams, Kathleen “Kit” Williams, Rebecca Steel, Charlee Fish, Scottlynn Kaster, Olivia Steel, Lincoln Kaster, Georgia Steel, and BuddieAnne Fish; one great-great-grandchild, Ava Robbins; two brothers, Gilbert Newman of Pantego, Tommy Newman of Swan Quarter; one sister, Florence N. Able of Swan Quarter, and a large extended family with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Elwood Williams, Mayhew “Buddy” Williams, Jr.; one grandson, Rhett Steel; three brothers, Richard “Dickie” Newman, Jr., Harvey Newman, Mitchell Newman, and one sister, Nell N. Sears.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.

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