Helen Williams Newsum departed this life on Sunday January 8, 2017 in Metairie, LA. She was 86 years old. She was a native of New Orleans, LA. She was a faithful member of Greater King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Member of the choir and on the Mission board for many years. She attended R. T. Danneel #2 Elementary School and Booker T. Washington Sr. High School. Beloved daughter of the late Arthur Williams and Irene Davis. Devoted wife of the late Henry Newsum. Loving mother of Antoinette Newsum Phoenix (Darryl) and Annette Mercedes Newsum. Sister of Naomi Caldwell, Arthurine Watson and Evelyn Gilmore. She's also survived by her best friend since kindergarten, Mrs. Louise Clark as well as a host of other relative and friends. Relative and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Greater King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, Enlighten Fellowship Church (Hammond and Kenner, LA) and all neighboring churches, employees of General Electric Company are all invited to attend the Funeral Service at Greater King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, 3305 Audubon Street, New Orleans, LA 70125 on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Rev. John T. White, Pastor Officiating. Interment at Providence Memorial Park, 8200 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Professional Arrangements entrusted to Majestic Mortuary (504) 523-5872.
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