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Anna Maria NewsomAnna Marie Newsom (neé Dobles) was born February 2, 1968 to Guillermo and Lydia (neé Carrillo) Dobles in Fresno, California. She is the youngest child of her siblings, Joe, Sandra, Anna, Roy, Ricky, Rita and John. At the age of 20 years old, Anna Dobles dedicated her life to the Lord. In January of 1987, Anna gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Jessica Anne. After a near fatal car accident in 1990 Anna met John Newsom and his son, Kyle. With the blessing of their pastor and families, they joined in marriage on November 1, 1990. Anna gave birth to a baby boy, John Newsom (John John) in December of 1999. Together, the Newsom’s raised their family to love God, serve their church and enjoyed family time. With a passion for children, Anna pursued a career in Child development and received her associates degree in 1999 and begin working with Headstart of San Diego where she was employed over fifteen years. Working with children was not just a career but it was a passion of her heart,she also worked with children through various aspects at new life Center church for many years including Sunday school and children’s evangelism for four years and then at a branch work that she and her husband served as Pastor for seven years in La mesa California. She was known for her love of hosting family gatherings and serving her local church. Sister Newsom had an incredible gift of knowing what a child was feeling and was dedicated to making sure every child felt loved and cared for. In the summer of 2017 Anna Newsom and her family moved to Springfield Missouri and Anna begin working with the Headstart program and soon became the center director for the Headstart of Springfield Missouri. In 2018 John and Anna Newsom began pastoring Grace Apostolic Church of Nixa Missouri where Anna dedicated all of her time to the work of the church and especially to the Sunday school department and working with the children. Anna was a lover of life, lover of God and lover of family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Duran and Judah Fitch & Everly and Camerie Newsom. On May 4, 2021, Anna Newsom was carried from earthly glory to celestial into His loving arms where she joins her brother, Ricky Dobles, nephew, Eric Dobles and her Bishop Berl Stevenson. Anna was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Dobles; and a nephew, Eric. She is survived by her husband, John Newsom and their children, Kyle, Jessica and John along with spouses and grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Battlefield Apostolic Church, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Marc Stevenson officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Battlefield Apostolic Church prior to the funeral.
Anita was a beautiful Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend and stranger to anyone she met. We will miss her dearly. Praying that the good memories and stories will bring you comfort through this difficult time. John, Jessica and John Jr., we are thinking of you. We keep you in our prayers.
Jim Martin May 13 2021 12:00 AM
Sent with love and remembrance,
Lou and Liz Donato May 12 2021 12:00 AM
Anna Newsom was a friend to me through some of my best times and some of my worst. So many sweet memories come to mind birthday parties and baby showers and meals after church and shopping and laughing and then laughing some more. When I think of what true friendship looks like, I think of Anna. The world was a better place because she was in it, and she will be sorely missed. We are praying for you John, Jessica, John John, and all the family. May the love of God surround you in the rough times, may you find joy in the happy memories and the silly stories, and may you be comforted in the knowledge that these things are just a shadow of the even more wonderful moments to come when you are all reunited in Heaven. Much love.
Elizabeth Donato May 12 2021 12:00 AM
My heart is heavy with grief. My Angel friend here on earth is now a beautiful Angel in Heaven. I will cherish each and every memory we have together. Till we meet again Prayers sent for your family and friends.
Karen Ogle May 12 2021 12:00 AM
We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
The Mills Family (Chesapeake VA) May 12 2021 12:00 AM
Beloved Little Sister Anita, your gifts of love were boundless. You will remain in our hearts forever. We take comfort in God. 1 Cor. 15:20-22
Silvestre, Saundra, Carlos, Melinda & Luis May 11 2021 12:00 AM
With deepest sympathy. From Mike and Cynthia Eddings and Charles and Debbie Eddings
Debbie Eddings May 11 2021 12:00 AM
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Life Church San Diego May 11 2021 12:00 AM
Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
New Life Apostolic Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff May 10 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss, family, church the world but Heavens gain. Love Mike N Charlotte Pratko
Mike n Charlotte Pratko May 10 2021 12:00 AM