Kitty Hawk-Judy Newsom of Kitty Hawk NC passed away on January 26, 2010. She was born Lola Julia Robinson in Raleigh NC on May 12, 1925 to Rufus R. and Lola V. Robinson. She retired as a secretary from the 5th Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, VA where she made many long and lasting friends. She was raised in North Carolina but spent many years in Virginia with her husband Lee raising their family. After retirement they moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where they had built a home with only themselves their family and friends as labor. For the past few years they split their time between the Outer Banks and Florida where they had a second home. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Catherine “Kacky” Myrick and one granddaughter Amber Leigh Newsom. She leaves behind to treasure her memory her husband of 58 years Lemuel “Lee” Newsom of Kitty Hawk, NC; daughter and son-in-law Carol Ann and John Dimling of Winston Salem NC; son and daughter-in-law Wayne Lee and Nancy Newsom of Chesapeake, VA; son John Bradford Newsom of Kitty Hawk, NC; daughter and son-in-law Judy Gail and Howard Sheffer of Chesapeake, VA; her grandchildren Harmony Collins and her husband Andrew in MD; Joshua Newsom in FL; Zachary “Zach” Newsom and his wife Audrey in KS; April Leigh Evans in NC; Warren Newsom, Tyler Newsom, Barbara “Barbie” Jefferies and Elizabeth Jefferies in VA; great-grandchildren John-Anthony, Julia and Sophia; her sister Helen Floyd of Cary, NC; brothers and sisters in-law Lillian and Robert Johnson of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Albert and Marjorie Newsom of Demorest, GA as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, children and friends whom she loved dearly. All who are left will remember her deep, unwavering and unconditional love for her family, as someone who was outgoing and never met a stranger, who was kind and generous to a fault and with a personality larger than life who lit up any room she was in. She loved all children and touched the lives of too many to ever be able to name them all. She attended Chapel on the Hill in Largo, FL. Her belief in God was absolute and she spoke with him daily in prayer. The family would especially like to thank her many friends in Boca Ciega MHP in Largo, FL for the love, caring, kindness and support that they have always given. A memorial service will be held on Sunday January 31st at 3 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Twiford Chapel 929 S. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake, VA. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the American Heart Association or to your favorite charity.Condolonces may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.
Lee, we still have fond memories of meeting with you and Judy at the restaurant in Burlington this fall. Mother has a picture of her with Judy that day and very much treasures it. We all have many happy memories of times spent with Judy. She was always the life of the party. She is gone, but we still have the memories.
Our deepest sympathies in your time of sorrow. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Love, Crystal, Jaime, Little Jaime and Carson Hobbs
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all, Sincerest love,
Michael and Donna Bean
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy was such an amazing lady and if you ever met her once you’d never forget her.
To The Newsom Family:
I wish to express my sincere condolence for the loss of your dear love one. Words cannot express the pain and sorrow that you feel. However, please find comfort in God’s promise found in the Bible at Revelation chapter 21, verse 4. It reads: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
May God take care of you and comfort you during these difficult times.