James Gerald “Jerry” Newsom

Newsom, James

James Gerald “Jerry” Newsom, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015.  Jerry was born in Atlanta, GA.  He was in the first graduating class of St. Pius High School. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia State University.  A Vietnam Veteran, he served in the United State Marine Corps.  Mr. Newsom worked most of his life at the State of Georgia as Risk Manager where he was administrator for the state’s self insurance program for worker’s compensation, liability and property insurance. He loved helping friends and neighbors. Survived by his wife of 33 years  Judith Foster Newsom of Hoschton; 7 brothers; 4 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542.  A reception will follow at the church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  A burial will be held at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or Prince of Peace.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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3 Responses to James Gerald “Jerry” Newsom

  1. Dianne Armis tead says:

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Worked with him at DOAS and it was a pleasure to have him as a friend and co-worker. Hoping God will give you strength and peace as you enter into a new phase of your life. God Bless the entire family. I will remember you all in my prayers.


  2. B. Gordy says:

    I am so sorry that Jerry has passed. I worked with him at DOAS for many years. I considered him as a true friend and wonderful person. His lost will be felt by many of his co-workers and by those in the GSRA.


  3. Brandee says:

    Dear Aunt Judy,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Jerry’s untimely passing. I feel terrible for not seeing you all more often but you are always in my heart and on my mind. I love Uncle Jerry so much and will miss him tremendously. I apologize for not being able to attend Uncle Jerry’s service today but I am with you in spirit and prayer. I have the greatest memories of Uncle Jerry. He was one of the most kind, sweet, intelligent, caring, and loving people I have ever had the blessing of knowing. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers not only during your time of mourning but always. My door, heart, time, and love are always open and available to you.

    With Greatest Sympathy and Love,
    Your Niece,


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