Julienne Mae Newey

Passed away on June 6, 2018


Julienne M. Newey passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Hospice in Jacksonville, Florida. Julienne was born on February 5th in Beckley, West Virginia, to Nick Rahall and Daley Fackuri Rahall. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and continued to attend Beckley College and St. Petersburg Jr. College.

Julienne and Sam met on Memorial Day, 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA. They were married the following year, 1954 in St., Petersburg, FL. They enjoyed a full happy loving marriage traveling to Europe, China, Russia, the Middle East, her parents' homeland, Kfeir Lebanon, some other countries and parts of the U.S.A. She was a loving wife, mother, a comforting generous aunt with a beautiful smile, laugh, a close dear friend to many friends, relatives, and local and national churches. She was a very smart successful businesswoman.

Julienne was instrumental in the co-founding of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She was Dame Commander of the National Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch, of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of New York and all North America. She was active in the Gateway Women's Club, Salaam Club of Jacksonville, the Lebanese-American Club of Jacksonville and Kfeirian Lebanon descendants reunion.

She was a loving aunt, great aunt and great-great aunt to 11 nephews, 6 nieces, 18 great nieces, 9 great nephews, 7 great-great nephews and 7 great-great nieces. Julienne was preceded in death by her father Nicholas Rahall, her mother Daley Rahall, step-mother Wadia Rahall, brothers Joe Rahall, Deem Rahall, Farris Rahall, and sister Josephine McCarus. Julienne is survived by her devout husband of 64 years Samuel, her loving daughter Pam Newey, brother Sam G. Rahall St. Petersburg, FL, and brother-in-law Simon R, Newey, NYC. Services: Visitation will be from 6 – 8 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018 with the Trisagion at 7 pm at St. George Antiochian Eastern Orthodox Church, (904) 448-1855, 6300 Bowden Road Jacksonville, FL 32216. The funeral service will be on Monday, June 11 at 10 am with The Very Reverend Father Kamal Al-Rahil of St George Antiochian Eastern Orthodox Church officiating there. Burial will take place at Fairview Memorial Cemetery, Northlake, Illinois. Arrangements are being handled by Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 940 Cesery Blvd, Jacksonville, Fl. (904) 744-8422 and Drake Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.

The family would like to express our thanks to the wonderful help and care given by a nursing home, a hospice center, and the Mayo Clinic and Hospital of Jacksonville, FL. In lieu Flowers: Friends may make memorial contributions to St. George Church building fund, 6300 Bowden Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Julienne Mae Newey

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