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King Moravian Church
228 West Dalton Rd., King, NC 27021
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

Service information
King Moravian Church
228 West Dalton Rd., King, NC 27021
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
2 p.m.

Rev. Jimmie Lee Newsom, Sr.
Mar 18, 1926 - Feb 28, 2018
March 18, 1926 – February 28, 2018

At times, Life’s circle is small, at times, large. The 91 years of Jimmie Newsom’s life have been large in so many ways! The youngest child of Charles Oscar and Mollie Daye Newsom, Jimmie was the last of nine children: Bessie, Paul, Stokes, Richard, Jay Van, Cliff, Doris, and Helen.

Jimmie was married to Irene Reeves Newsom for seventy-one years! Their children were: Jimmie Newsom Jr. (Fran), Deborah Newsom Larrimore, and Steven M. Newsom (Patti). He was father-in-law to Rick Larrimore. Jimmie was grandfather to Glenn F. Newsom (Julie), Adam E. Newsom (Kristina), Sarahbeth Larrimore (Gracia), R. Andrew Larrimore (Marlana), Erika Newsom Byrd (Jordan) and Taylor Newsom. He was great-grandfather to Luke, Anna, and Madelyn Newsom, and Jones and Maclean Byrd. He was a beloved uncle. He was best friends with James Enscore, and dear friend to so many more.

He lovingly served as Moravian Pastor to God’s children at King, Konnoak Hills, Oak Grove, Pine Chapel, and New Eden Moravian churches.

Jimmie could play a mean harmonica, deliver a touching sermon, and make you laugh until you cried. His love of a good joke was rivaled only by his deep and abiding love for every fellow man, woman and child. When asked why he became a Moravian minister Jimmie answered: "All I ever wanted to do was to love people, when I found out there was a job for that, I knew that's what God was calling me to do."

We will sing and tell stories and honor his life on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at King Moravian Church at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends after the service.

The family offers their heartfelt thanks to the family caregiver, Linda Bumgarner, and the Hospice team whose loving presence has made all the difference.

In lieu of flowers, you may honor him by making a memorial gift to the King Moravian Church choir or to Sunnyside Ministry.

Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
David Merritt
We loved Big Jim. He was a hoot. I saw him some time ago at Lowe's. Both he and Irene looked well and as always so much in love. Even though he had been sick for some time I still remember him as a vibrant, faith-filled, loving person.I still have my praying hands from VBS at King MC. God allows us to be present in life with people like Jim so that we can know what it is to be real...real and joyful. Peace
Wayne Stevens
My dear friend of Jesus, I am glad to have had you, Irene and your family as very special friends to myself and my family. We went through a lot from births,and weddings even to funerals. Your family were very special to my mother all the years she worked with you at Oak Grove and Pine Chapel. You were such a spiritual mentor to me and Tangee over the years, for that bless you and Irene. May we all find peace in knowing that we will all see you again and that we will all be together. Love to Irene, Jimmie Jr., Steve, Debbie and the entire family. From the Stevens family.
Henry & Jean Pearce
Jim, very sorry for your loss! Please accept our most sincere condolences. Love Henry and Jean
Carol and Hank Jackson
To the family of my most beloved pastor, who graciously officiated at the marriage of this wayward prodigal son and whose example of love helped me make my journey back to Jesus, please know that I am heartbroken over your loss. There are no words to convey how much I loved and respected Jimmie. Though it has been many years since we last spoke and his health was failing, I cherish that visit and his memory. Jimmie, "you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness." May the Spirit of the Living Christ comfort you all.
Patsy Newsome Thomas
My Uncle Jimmie has been a joy in my life. Memories of him will keep that joy alive. Visits with him always made me feel loved. He always seemed so happy to see me, so interested in whatever I had to say. His smiles and giggles are forever etched in my mind. To my Aunt Irene I say I so love you for the way I saw your love for Jimmie poured out as you cared for him through all these years. God bless you and give you peace. To Jim, Deborah, Steve I say thank you for all the ways you’ve honored and loved your daddy.
Rachel Morton
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". James 5:11; "God is very tender in affection and merciful". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you!
To Jim Jr. The smile on your dad's face in the obituary photo says it all: What a lovely and loving man, your dad! I didn't know your dad but, knowing you, and reading the condolences written by others, I'm sure he was a prince among men. It is obvious that your dad will be sorely missed by all and, I'm sure, especially by you. You and your family are in my heart at this time. I know he will smile his beautiful smile and hold you in loving grace forever. Fondly, Esther
Shannon Thomas LaFever , Rob, Dalton, Elise and Alaina
Love, prayers and Blessings for the Newsome family, Such fond memories of my Papaw- Jay Van and the Newsomes abound at this time of grieving the loss of an amazing man, husband, father, relative and Christian. The smile, love and all encompassing joy that the Newsome family portrayed was an everlasting inmpression that I try to display daily. Jimmie, Aunt Irene and their children always welcomed us as if we were the closest of family. My fondest memory was when our son Dalton met Jimmie and he shared the love of his harmonica playing with us. Dalton is an extension of the Newsome musical talent with his piano, playing, and singing. This family tradition brings us all together enjoying conversation, laughter and the joy the Lord brings in hymns, songs and precious memories. May those traditions live on through present and future generations and may the smile and presence of Uncle Jimmie and the Newsomes be our mantra, our desire to be more like the heart of Jesus... just as Jimmie Newsome portrayed with his life here on earth. Hugs from Colorado, Shannon


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