Ms. Florence Jean Newell, 88, of Youngstown, transitioned to eternal rest on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Ms. Newell, lovingly known as “Jean”, was born December 6, 1932 in Youngstown, a daughter of George Allen Henderson and Alice Josephine Carey. She was a graduate of The Rayen School. Florence was a self-employed cosmetologist, as well as other employment. She was a member of Alpha & Omega First Baptist Church, St. Mary’s Chapter #21 O.E.S., Naomi Temple #124, and the Buckeye Elks Lodge. She enjoyed bingo, dancing, baking and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
She leaves to mourn her passing, but to rejoice in her eternal peace, two sons, Gerald Newell and Larry (LaDonna) Newell, Sr. both of Youngstown; grandchildren, Derrick (Renee), Shaunna, and Kanesha Jackson, Kimberly Allen, James Q. Newell, Sultana Boatwright and Alexis Newell; 24 great grandchildren including, Taqualla, Dequawa and Shaneail Jackson whom she reared; 26 great great grandchildren; two great great great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Jackson; a sister, Alice Ann Stuart; four brothers, Jack, Teddy, Bobby and George White; an aunt, Cecil White; two grandsons, Barrington Hickson and Larry Newell, Jr. and a great great granddaughter Cha’Velle Jackson.
Visitation will be Friday, February 19, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Alpha and Omega First Baptist Church, 3120 Winton Rd., Youngstown. Private services will follow for the family. A Service of Love and Dignity provided by the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
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