Colleen "Tommy" Edwards Newberry

August 23, 1928February 24, 2018

Colleen “Tommy” Edwards Newberry, 89, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

She was born on August 23, 1928 in Harrisonburg and was the daughter of the late Otis and Edna Cooper Edwards.

Tommy was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg and she graduated from Harrisonburg High School. She was a member of St. Stephens United Church of Christ and was a homemaker. On June 6, 1947 she married Calvin Andrew “Andy” Newberry who preceded her in death on February 27, 2005.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel Andrew Newberry and Thomas Edwards Newberry and wife, Ginger all of Harrisonburg; four grandchildren, Thomas Edwards Newberry, Jr., Nicole Danielle Newberry, Grayson Hall Newberry and Addison Edwards Newberry; three great-grandchildren, McKenzie Blair Newberry, Logan Newberry and Aiden Newberry; a special cousin, Maria Blair; and a close family friend, Jamie Lecomte.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie E. Edwards.

Honoring her wishes, she will be cremated at Lindsey Funeral Homes & Crematory in Harrisonburg and a graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Friday, March 2, 2018 at Woodbine Cemetery with Pastor Steven Giddens officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held at St. Stephens UCC following the graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen United Church of Christ, c/o Organ Restoration, P. O. Box 109, Harrisonburg, VA 22803, in her memory.

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  • Graveside Service Friday, March 2, 2018

Colleen "Tommy" Edwards Newberry

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Ron and Becky Shaver

March 2, 2018

Danny, Timmy and family, Ron and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. It is never easy to say a final farewell to our love ones, especially when it is our mother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the upcoming weeks and months.

Larry Fitzwater and Family

February 28, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lynn Gilkerson Hoy

February 28, 2018

Danny & Timmy,
I will always remember our days at St. Stephens and the crafts your mom used to do. She was a lovely and kind women and she will be missed. I always liked it when your Dad and then later your Mom called into the Recreation Dept. and let me know what was happening at Morrison Park. They were good people.
Lynn Gilkerson Hoy

Paige & Jean Gordon

February 27, 2018

Danny & Timmy and families,
I have many happy memories of growing up with Tommy and our family get-togethers at Grandmas's and Aunties. Jean and I also enjoyed our visits with her each time we returned for a visit from Colorado these past 23 years.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you celebrate your mom's life in the next few days.
Paige & Jean

Betsy Gaylor

February 27, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Christie Krouse

February 27, 2018

I am leaving this on behalf of my mother, Doris Smith Hunter. My mother and Tommy were best friends in high school and spent the night at each other's houses many times. Mom has told us lots of stories about her friendship with Tommy. She said every time she spent the night with your mother they were always late for school and the teacher would say, "you must have spent the night with Colleen again." She looked forward to seeing her at class reunions.

Mom wanted me to tell you how sorry she is to hear about Tommy's passing. Mom turned 91 this past week and is doing well. We are all sorry for your loss.

Rebecca Hinkle

February 27, 2018

Danny, Carroll and I are so sorry for the loss of your mom. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.