Barbara Ann Newman, 78, of Vinegar Bend, passed away May 18, 2020 at her home. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing and quilting in her spare time and loved fellowship with other quilting club members. Barbara had a passion for gardening and flowers and Atlanta Brave baseball. She loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Berry and Ellen Cooley; husband, Samuel Newman; sister, Dorothy Williams; and brother, Franklin Cooley. Those left to cherish her memory is her children, Ladel Newman (Sharon), Charlotte Poole (Greg) and Eric Newman; step daughter, Diana Carter; grandchildren, Samantha, Heather, Ashley, Chris, Damon, Mason, Brent, Cheyann, Brayden and Hunter; 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Bonnie Baxter, Audrey Coaker and Manuel Cooley; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 11 am until the 12 pm funeral service on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Freeman Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Curtis Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Epworth United Methodist Church cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.freemanleakesville.com. Freeman Funeral Home – Leakesville, Mississippi.
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