Flora Jean Newsome, 70, of Roberts was called home to be with her Lord at 6:22 am Wednesday June 30, 2021 after a brief stay at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee. Her Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday July 10, 2021 at Church of the Cross, Mahomet. Pastor Derrick Baker officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Cross, Roberts-Melvin Fire Department or to the Gilman Nursing Home.
Jeannie was born February 22, 1951 in Nolan, West Virginia. A daughter of William E. and Flora A. Aikins VanHoose. She married Jerry A. Newsome on May 22, 1970 in Chicago. He passed away December 14, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by a daughter Vanessa (Mike) Tongate of Roberts and a step-son Claude Allen Newsome of Gulf Port, Mississippi. Her siblings, Eddie (Angie) VanHoose of Hoffman Estates, Cathy Barkes of Cornitha, MS; Troy (Shirley) VanHoose of Sodoris and Sandra (Bill) Collier of Creal Springs. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Also, her best friends Fred Ruh of Roberts and Denver (Bessie) Shoup of Alexandria, LA.
Jeannie was an active member of the Church of the Cross in Mahomet for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, reading and spending time with her little dog Maggie Mae.
She will be missed by all of her family and friends.
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