Official Obituary of

Florence Newman

March 10, 1944 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Florence Newman Obituary

Florence Lee Mckinney Newman was born on March 10, 1944 to Taylor Mckinney and Ruby Jackson in Troy, Texas.

She attended G.W. Carver High School in McGregor, Texas.

She accepted Christ at an early age. In her later years became a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was a dedicated servant to her church family. She served over 50 years in several positions at Pleasant Hill such as secretary, singing in the choir and preparing resolutions.

In 1963, Florence married Billy D. Newman Sr., and they raised five children. Florence and Billy were married for 60 years until his death in 2023.

She had a short career at Smeads Manufacturing in McGregor, Texas. She earned her GED at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. She liked growing flowers, gardening, dancing, traveling and entering different senior citizen contest. But most of all, she enjoyed speeding time with her family.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, daughter, and a granddaughter.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: daughters, Tanya Evette Williams (Nicosia) and Andrea Felecia Newman all of Hewitt, Texas; sons, Billy Dee Newman Jr. (Rhonda) of Hewitt, Texas and Eric Von Newman (preceded by wife, Laura) Killeen, Texas; a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. 

In honoring Florence L. Newman, let us celebrate a life well lived. A life marked by love, laughter and an enduring spirit that touched the hearts of many. May she rest in eternal peace. Even though she no longer be with us physically, her memory will live on in the stories we share, the love we give, and the warmth she instilled in our hearts.

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Funeral Service
February 17, 2024

11:30 AM
McDowell Funeral Home
1725 Gholson Road
Waco, TX 76705


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