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Luther C. Newell, Jr.

May 10, 1945 April 7, 2018
Luther C. Newell, Jr.
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Obituary for Luther C. Newell, Jr.

Early on the morning of April 7, 2018, Luther Calhoun Newell, Jr., better known as L.C., peacefully passed from earth into Heaven to see his Savior Jesus face to face. He was seventy-two-years-old. Until February, L.C. was a resident of Pascagoula, MS. In February, he moved to Vestavia, AL to be near family. He was in Vestavia at the time of his death.
Above all, L.C. loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He trusted that God had sent His One and only Son Jesus as Savior and he followed Him as Lord. His persevering faith remains an encouragement and an example. He was an avid reader with a prodigious memory for dates and details. His favorite book was the Bible. L.C. was a sports enthusiast having played football for Pascagoula High School, Perkingston Junior College and as a semi-pro player. He was a life-long learner with many areas of interest including history and archeology and music. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Vocationally, L.C. served in the pastorate full-time and also bi-vocationally. He also taught in the public school system and for the past fifteen years worked faithfully as a security guard at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipyard. He faithfully prayed for his co-workers in each job.
L.C. was always interested and involved in the lives of his children, nieces, nephews and later his grandchildren. He loved to know about and support their activities and prayed for them faithfully. He was a faithful member of Ingall’s Avenue Baptist Church in Pascagoula, MS. He was faithfully generous toward Christian missions to the end of his life.
He is survived in death by his beautiful mother Mildred (Bankston) Newell, his children, daughter Laura Newell DiFatta (Ken,) daughter Jodie Newell Lee (Benjamin,) and son Jed Newell (Esther.) He is survived by nine grandchildren: Jake DiFatta, Mary Claire Lee, Josh Lee, Ethan DiFatta, Trent DiFatta, Ross Lee, Aubrey Lee, Cabe Newell and Jesse Newell. He is also survived by siblings Lexine Yocom (Shelton,) Carolyn Fletcher (John,) and James Newell (Roberta.) He is preceded in death by his father, L.C. Newell, Sr. and his sister Jeanette Newell Watkins (Russell).

Visitation, funeral service and graveside service for L.C. Newell, Jr. will be held at Heritage Funeral Home 9721 Highway 63 Moss Point, MS 39562 and Serene Memorial Gardens 12800 Highway 613 Moss Point, MS 39562as follows:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Visitation 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Visitation 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 11, Funeral service, 10:00 a.m. followed by graveside.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607 online at www.samaritanspurse.org or to Catholic Relief Services at 228 W. Lexington St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3443 online at www.crs.org.
L.C. Newell, Jr. was a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He is a child a God and is with Him in Heaven. We celebrate his memory with one of his favorite verses found in Jeremiah 31:3, “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness’.” God has drawn him home. He is loved now and forever. It is with celebration of a life well-lived by faith in Jesus Christ that we say, “Daddy, because of Christ, we will see you again. And how wonderful that reunion will be!"
Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

10

Apr

6:00 PM 4/10/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Apr

9:00 AM 4/11/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 4/11/2018 10:00:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States

Service

Wednesday

11

Apr

10:00 AM 4/11/2018 10:00:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Serene Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

12800 HWY 613
Moss Point, Mississippi 39562

12800 HWY 613 Moss Point 39562 Mississippi
United States
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