Willie Mae Newman

  • Born: December 7, 1926
  • Died: September 1, 2021
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404

obits@harrymckneely.com
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family


Willie Mae Newman, resident of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the age of 94. She was born on December 7, 1926, in Bear Island, Louisiana.

She is survived by her daughters, Pamela N. (David) Dragg and Cheryl (John) Laiche; grandchildren, Alan (Jessica) Laiche, John (Jenna) Travis, Heather D (Kirk) Gagliano; great-grandchildren, Katherine, Oliver, Charlotte, and Emmalyn Laiche, and Jace Gagliano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Newman; father, Joseph Bencaze; mother, Celestine Hudson; stepfather, John Hudson; sister, Hazel Bencaze; and brother, Robert Hudson.

Graveside services were previously held at Ponchatoula Cemetery.

A guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pam and Cheryl, I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I am lifting extra prayers for y'all as well as your families now and in the days to come. May you have God's strength and total peace and wonderful memories. I think of y'all so often and pray y'all are doing well. Much love and prayers, Barbara Rottmann Ergle

Posted by Barbara R Ergle - Lithia Springs, GA - Friend   September 13, 2021

My dear friends -Pam & Cheryl, please remember that I am praying for you & your families in the loss of your mother. I know you have many happy memories & hope you will comforted by those.

Posted by Nancy Vega - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   September 13, 2021

Cheryl, Pam, and family, I'm sorry for the passing of your mom. May God bring comfort to all of you. It's always difficult to lose a parent.

Posted by Glenn Sanchez - Ponchatoula, LA - Family Friend   September 11, 2021