Age 88 of Burgaw, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. She was born and raised in Pender County. Jessie loved her yard work and the community she lived in. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1971 where she was deeply loved by those in her congregation. Jessie loved caring for her son, Dean, keeping him in the home as long as she was able.
Jessie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 26 years, Jerry Newland, her son, Jerry Newland, Jr., her daughter, Deborah Elrod, her sisters, Virginia (Mrs. Greg) Counts, Dorothy (Mrs. John) Allen, Ann (Mrs. Jim) Ottaway, and Elizabeth (Mrs. Claude) Maynor and her brother’s, Robert (Maude) Pierce and James (Silvia) Pierce.
She is survived by her son, Charles “Dean” Newland of Wilmington, and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 23 at 7pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1596 Hwy 117 S. in Burgaw NC.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Hampstead Chapel, 16076 US Hwy 17 N., Hampstead, NC 28443 910.821.1713