In memory of
Roosevelt Newsome Sr.
Roosevelt Newsome Sr. Portsmouth - On February 7, 2017, Roosevelt Newsome Sr. at the age of 83 transitioned into eternal life in Norfolk VA. He was a lifelong, devoted member of New First Baptist Church (Taylorsville) where he served as a trustee. He was employed with the International Longshoreman Association local 1248, where he retired in 1995 after 38 years of service. Roosevelt obtained (Emeritus) status as a member of the Eureka Club Inc. of Portsmouth VA and was very active within his community. He was a community leader with the Lake Cavalier Corporation. He leaves cherished and fond memories to one daughter; Portia Layer (East Orange N.J.), two sons; Roosevelt Newsome, JR. (East Orange, N.J.) & Kevin (Theresa) Newsome, SR ( Portsmouth, VA), three grandchildren; Damon Pitts, Kevin Newsome Jr & Keevon Newsome, four great-grandchildren; Aiden Newsome, Avery Newsome, Kevin Newsome III, & Harvyn Pitts, one sister; Mary Patillo, two brothers; Paul (Estelle) Brown & William Brown, a special friend: Linda Freeman, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will take place on Sunday February 12, 2017 from 2-5 at J.T. Fisher Funeral Service, 1248 N. George Washington Hwy, Chesapeake, VA 23323. The life celebration will take place on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11 o'clock at New First Baptist Church (Taylorsville), 2720 Turnpike Rd, Ports. VA 23707; Burial will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, VA. Family will assemble at the residence on Monday at 10:00 am. The family has entrusted J. T. Fisher Funeral Services to handle the final care arrangements. Condolences can be offered to the family at www.jtfisherfuneralservices.com
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