Published 12:31 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at J. E. Johnson Gymnasium for Mr. Juan Marichal Newton, 53, who died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. Rev. Darry Hilliard officiated with interment following in Green Grove Baptist Church in Prentiss. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Juan Newton was born to the late John and Edna Goff Newton in Prentiss. He was educated in Jefferson Davis County and was a 1986 graduate of Prentiss High School. He continued his education at Pearl River Community College and Alcorn State University. He worked at Universal Manufacturing Company in Mendenhall. At an early age, he joined Green Grove Baptist Church and served in many capacities until he joined Greenwood Baptist Church in Brookhaven. He later moved to Dekalb and joined God Cares Ministries. Mr. Newton later joined Rhema Word Worship where he remained until death.
Mr. Newton was a member of Masonic Lodge 458 in Shivers, and Masonic Lodge 570 in Carson. He married Carol Pendleton in 2006.
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He is survived by his wife, Carol Newton of Philadelphia; two sons, Dundrae Pendleton and Christopher Douglas both of Hazlehurst; one grandson, D’Mari Pendleton of Hazlehurst; one sister, Cortless McNair of Magee; one brother, Kevin McNair of Magee; two goddaughters, Desiree Fairley of Silver Creek, MS and Lyric Hooker of Prentiss; special cousin, Jessica Myers; forever friends, Floretta Powell and Dawn Otis both of Prentiss and many other relatives and friends.