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Samuel Newson Jr.

September 4, 1957 — February 26, 2024

Cleveland, Ohio

Samuel Newson Jr., aged 66, passed away on February 26, 2024, in Cleveland, Ohio. Born on September 4, 1957, in Fort Jackson, North Carolina, he was the beloved son of Chester Lee Holmes Newson and the late Samuel Newson Sr. He leaves behind his cherished wife, Marguerite Johnson Newson, his devoted son, Ulysses Xavier Johnson Sr., and a legacy of love as a cherished grandfather to Brooke Maria Johnson, Elexuis Mariea Johnson, Adriana Mariea Johnson, Ulysses Xavier Johnson Jr., Ulysses Xavier Johnson III, and great-grandfather to Kamya McAbrew.

Samuel was a dear brother to Frederick and Michael K. Newson, leaving behind a rich legacy encompassing the Newson, Ford, and Holmes families He found joy in watching wrestling such as WWF and WWE, listening to music, and playing/ watching various sports such as basketball, baseball, and football. He especially savored the soul food prepared by his wife, son, and grandchildren.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Slone & Co. Funeral Directors 13115 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH 44111. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 12 p.m., at Riverside Cemetery 3607 Pearl Rd. Cleveland, OH 44109. (Please meet at gates by 11:45 a.m.)

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Slone & Co Funeral Directors

13115 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 8, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

(Please meet at gates by 11:45 a.m.)

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