Miles~Nobles Funeral Home Announces the services of Freda Newell, 74, who passed away on February 12, 2014 at her home in Jacksonville, FL after battling cancer for almost 3 years. She was born in Baxley, Georgia and was one of 5 children. Her siblings, 2 brothers (Darwin Music and James Carlos Herndon) and 2 sisters (Earline Branch and Myrtle Thomas), preceded her in death.
She had a passion for reading and would immerse herself in a book into the wee hours of the night. She enjoyed listening to music, going to concerts, and loved to dance. She loved animals, especially her pet cat and dogs. She was a humanitarian. Her compassion for people had no boundaries. She volunteered at the Senior Center in Jacksonville to help the elderly and loved to entertain children. She was generous, contributing to charitable organizations and always willing to help those in need.
She worked many jobs in her lifetime but the most important and rewarding job she devoted her heart and soul to was being a Mom. A loving mother of three, she leaves behind two sons Rodney E. Newell, II and Kim Newell, and a daughter, Karla G. Newell. She also leaves behind two beautiful grandchildren, Amie T. Newell and Rodney E. Newell, III. She was admired for her strength, determination, and unconditional love.
Memorial services will be held at Friendship Congregational Christian Church Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to come and share in the celebration of her life.
Interment will follow services in the Friendship Congregational Christian Church Cemetery.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to First Coast Cancer Foundation,
Attn: Jennifer, 18881 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32258.
Miles~Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Freda Newell.