Carolyn Sue Newcomb
On September 20, 2020, when it felt like the year’s first day of fall and her family was gathered nearby, Carolyn Sue Newcomb welcomed everlasting peace. Born in Kentwood, LA on July 10, 1944, Sue was known to many of us as “Suema”. She was a life-long seamstress who was both incredibly creative and expertly skilled. She mended items for people many times when they should have been thrown away but sewing was a gift she used to care for those around her. Crafting and painting with her best friend of 50 years, Patsy Brumfield, was one of her favorite hobbies. Much of her love was given through hugs, back rubs, hearty meals, and the sweetest phone calls. Just her voice made our days better. Just her love made our lives brighter. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Wilburn “Dee” Newcomb. After nearly five decades of marriage and on her last day of battling cancer, Sue made sure to get one last kiss before he left for the day. Though he will miss his wife, he will not be alone in the days to come. Sue shared unconditional love with her five children: John “JB” Bascom, Margaret “Meg” Stephens, Alice McFarlain and husband Adam, John O’Hern and Mark O’Hern. Each Christmas, she hung dozens of red and white stockings on the wall for our entire family beginning with the grandchildren. Sometimes she was given a hard time about who’s stocking was hung first or that her dogs’ stockings got more treats, but everyone with a stocking felt extra special. She hand painted the names of each grandchild whether by birth or marriage: Amanda, Megan, Katrina and Neil, Hannah, Sasha, Ariana, Chance, Warren, Claire, John Joshua and Lacey, Raven, Michaela, Madeline, Matthew, Makenna, and Ruston. Also in glittery gold paint were the names of her great-grandchildren: Morgan, Jadyn, Jocelyn, Brantley, Halle, Gabe, Mason, Zoe, Stephen and Kollin, Riggs and Ariel. Suema was excited to know that soon there would be one more, when Michaela’s child is born. She also had grandchildren in Alabama: Krista, Courtney and Alex and great grandchildren Ely, Rily and Emy. In Heaven, Suema will be joining her grandchild “Baby Angel” and great grandchild Evelyn Rose, sisters Doris and Delores and parents Beulah and Finis Stephens. Pallbearers will be Pete Cannon, John Joshua O'Hern, Brantley Shoup, Jadyn Shoup, Chance O'Hern, Ruston Slaven and Matthew O'Hern. Honorary pall bearers will be Mason O'Hern, Kollin Stewart, Gabe Thomas and Stephen Allen. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 4:00PM until religious services at 6:00PM on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Private Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday at Spring Creek Cemetery. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.