Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7750 West Cermak Road, Forest Park, IL


Gary Newsom Jr.

September 4, 1970January 5, 2020
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Gary Newsom was born on September 4, 1970 and passed away on January 5, 2020.


  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Interment Saturday, January 18, 2020


Gary Newsom Jr.

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January 20, 2020

You were my classmate, a colleague, a Brother In Blue, and a friend. You will be truly missed. Rest In Peace.

Gerry Tolbert

January 18, 2020

Being in high school with Gary, I always remember him as such a kind, welcoming soul. Thank you for having a positive influence on my high school experience and the world. May your family find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories that you’ve shared.


Linda & Ron Cruse

January 18, 2020

The joy & happy times we shared at the Reunion just months back will live on in our memories ❤️ of Gary. His love of life and his love for you will forever remain in our thoughts.. So my love know without any doubt that he will always be in your spirit encouraging you to Press On 🙏 and keep the Faith.. Our Heavenly Father will give you & the family the strength & peace that surpasses our understanding ..
Love & Prayers
Linda & Ron
& Family
We love you !!

Larry Drish

January 17, 2020

In the words of Pat Donovan, he and Gary Newsom went first through many a narrow entry way in HBT search warrants, and Breaches. Sgt. Gary Newsom is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He chose, as a Christian, to find Salvation. He did so by "Straight is the Gate, and Narrow is the Way which leadeth unto Life, and few there be that find it" (Matthew 7:14).
That contagious smile of Gary's we all so looked forward to and remember so well is because we could hug him and call him "Brother".
Gary was a Man of God, a "Brother".
This is best defined from the Heart as follows:
It means being a hand to hold, a shoulder to lean on, and an ear to listen. Being a brother means building and breaking bridges, celebrating victories and mourning losses together. Being a brother means so many different things to so many people, but it all comes back to passion and compassion.
I wish now to convey to you, as I know Gary would approve, Ephesians 6:10-20; Put on
the Armor of God. 👊🚔

Vince Price

January 17, 2020

John 14:2
In my Father's house are many mansions if it were not true I would have told you, and there I shall go to prepare a place for you....

Rest in peace my brother

Shaz Campbell

January 16, 2020

My heart aches for you Daphne and both your families. Gary was one of a kind...so genuinely kind whether he knew you or not. The love of the Lord radiated from every ounce of his being. What an amazing role model he was for mankind. You both were the cutest couple, anointed to be each other's spouses.

He truly will be missed but I take comfort in the fact (as I'm sure you do/will too) knowing that he is in pure eternal bliss with our Savior and that this separation from us is only temporary. Gary is and will be missed. Praying daily beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for your mourning.

I and so many others love you so very much and are here for you. May the incomprehensible peace of God guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus, dear sister.

Olufemi Oladeinde

January 16, 2020

I was totally shocked when I saw the obituary from KRC. Gary and Daphne were and remain my favorite couple from the days of running the 2011 Chicago Marathon and ever since thereafter when we meet at LWCC church services. Oh! death has stolen a wonderful young brother from us. But till we meet again seated in the Lord's Kingdom. Adieu Brother Gary. My condolence Sister Daphne.

"Audree Lee" Saunders

January 16, 2020

My heart goes out to you Daphne and your family during this very difficult time. You are in my prayers and have my condolences. I have always enjoyed seeing you guys at many of the running events and will keep you lifted up in during this time.

M. Joyce Edwards

January 15, 2020

I’m so very sorry for the loss of our dear brother, Gary. Being a new member of Kingdom Running Club, I was very impressed with what a beautiful couple Gary & Daphne were. Both were always so genuine, friendly & helpful. My prayers will be with Daphne & the family not only now but for many many days ahead.

Sarah Miller

January 15, 2020


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