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“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...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Barbara R Ergle - Lithia Springs, GA

“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...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Nancy Vega - Ponchatoula, LA

“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. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Glenn Sanchez - Ponchatoula, LA


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.