Daniel Ethan Newman
Daniel Ethan Newman, age 15, son of Duane and Lorie Newman, now walks in the presence of Jesus. He entered Heaven on September 22, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.
Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Daniel spent the first 2.5 years of his life abandoned in an orphanage. Impoverished. Fatherless. Destitute. Unwanted. Alone. Those words defined his reality.
But on November 1, 2005, he was chosen and redeemed. He was placed in the embrace of a loving Christian family- a mother and father, a house full of siblings, a new name, and a love that he’d never known before. And although he’d never known that kind of love, he learned to love well. He knew and accepted Christ as his Savior at the young age of six. He was an encourager to all who knew him, always making sure his friends knew how valued and important they were, especially on the ball field where he was a gifted athlete. Sports became his passion as he grew into a young man and he was at his best when his gift of athleticism and his gift of encouragement collided. He loved to run and play hard and push his body to the limit for a win on the field. He was named MVP at countless ballgames, was given awards in multiple sports, and was invited to play on elite travel teams. But even more than his love of winning a game, his greatest accomplishment was that he loved people. He simply loved people well. Especially those who were hurting, downcast, and left out. His legacy of loving others with contagious charisma will live on in the lives he touched.
Family members in addition to his parents include three brothers: Ian Newman, Marc Newman, and Jacob Newman; four sisters: Alyse Harding (Michel), Grace Newman, Lillian Newman, and Adelynn Newman; maternal grandparents: Ken and Janice Corley; paternal grandparents: Edward and Sue Newman; aunts and uncles: Ken Corley, Michael (Lisa) Newman, Jeffrey (Marnie) Newman; cousins: John Corley, Hannah Corley, Christopher Newman, Anthony Newman, Amy Newman; great grandmother: Opal Newman; and many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Family will receive visitors on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Warren Baptist Church, (3203 Washington Road Augusta, GA 30907) from 1-3PM. Interment service to follow at 4PM at Westover Memorial Park (2601 Wheeler Road Augusta, GA, 30904). Processional will begin at 3:30 at Warren Baptist Church.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Compassion Christian Church, (55 Al Henderson Blvd Savannah, GA 31419) at 10AM. Visitation immediately following to conclude by 1PM.
Pallbearers will be Ian Newman, Marc Newman, Jacob Newman, Michel Harding, Steve Harding, Ken Corley II, Michael Newman, Jeffrey Newman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Love One Inc -Adoption and Foster Care Ministry, at loveoneinc.org or P.O. Box 639 Richmond Hill, GA 31324, 912-980-4273.