Minnie Verdella Newport

Minnie Verdella Newport

The Lima News, Lima, Allen County, Ohio


91, died at 12:55 p.m. Oct. 28, 2004, at Lima Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

   She was born July 23, 1913, in Pineville, Ky., to Leonard F. and Mary M. Money Mason, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 8, 1932, in Pineville, she married the Rev. Segal Newport, who died in 1991.
   Mrs. Newport was a homemaker. She was a dedicated and supportive member of the Lima Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She was profound and dedicated in raising her special son Vincent.
   Survivors include a son, D. Vincent Newport at home; four daughters, Irene (Billy Ray) Neal, Lois Phipps, and Imogene (Carl) Atkins, all of Cridersville, and Karen (Anthony) Wilder of Wapakoneta; a daughter-inlaw, Garnett Newport McCoy; 18 grandchildren, 53 greatgrandchildren and seven greatgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Rowena (Junior) Neal of Alger; and four brothers, Orrville Mason, Bodie Mason, H.L. Mason and Tony Mason, all of Lima.
   She was preceded in death by two sons, James L. Newport and Clifford Newport; three sisters, Mellie Fuson, Audra Mason and Liddia Oliver; two brothers, Joe Mason and Drew Mason; and a son-in-law, Ray Phipps.
   Services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Lima Missionary Baptist Church. The Revs. Terry Brock and Denny Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
   Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Siferd Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Missionary Baptist Church Choir.