Paradise Funeral Home & Paradise Cemetery North

10401 West Montgomery, Houston, TX


Helen Louise Newman

October 12, 1934August 22, 2020

Helen Louise Newman’s Loving Life Reflections Helen Louise Newman was born October 12, 1934 in Shreveport Louisiana (Caddo Parish) to Josephine King Richardson and Richard Richardson,Sr. She was the oldest of seven children. Helen accepted Christ as her Savior at a very young age and was baptized at Midway #2 Baptist Church, Pastor R. L Jones, where her mother (Josephine) was the Sunday School teacher and her uncle (Jeff) was a Bass Gospel singer ( Heaven Bound Four). Helen moved from Shreveport, Louisiana to Houston , Texas in the 1950’s , to attend Franklin Cosmetology College and later went on to own and operate her own beauty salon. In 1958 Helen, united in Holy matrimony to Albert Wesley Newman. To this union two children were born, Ava Deneane Newman and Nina Simone Newman. On Saturday morning, August 22, 2020, Helen Louise, departed this temporary dwelling place to go to be with the Lord at her permanent home. Helen, was truly blessed. She is preceded in death by her; parents Josephine King Richardson and Richard Richardson, Jr; her husband Albert Wesley Newman; her daughter Nina Simone Newman; her brother Jerry Richardson; sister Marvis Richardson and brother Harry . She leaves to celebrate her memory her daughter Ava Deneane Newman-Rafter (Luther); sister Shirley Jean Lewis (Kansas City ,Mo), Brother Richard Richardson,III (Angie) Shreveport, La ; Brother Roy Richardson (Marva) Wentzville, Mo; Four grandchildren; Akinthia O’Bryant, Roderick O’Bryant, Jr. , Lamondre’ Fleming, Fazon Voliber. Five great-grand children; Ty’liyah, Jaxon, Aveyah, Isaiah, Malayah, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 31, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, August 31, 2020


Helen Louise Newman

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Karen Estes

September 2, 2020

I never met Mrs. Newman, but have known her daughter Ava for many years. She raised an AMAZING person, & to me it only shows the kind of person she was. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. I can't wait to meet her.
R.I.P. Mrs Newman

Bishop Larry Leonard

September 2, 2020

I did not know Mrs. Newman but I have become to know her daughter Ava. Based on my observation of Ava’s life she (Mrs.Newman) must have been a strong, loving and great mother. To Mrs Newman thank you for Ava.
Blessings and peace be multiplied to the Newman family

Willie & Lynda Stewart

August 29, 2020

Heaven has added an Angel. God bless you and your family and watch over you during this most difficult time.

Deacon Willie & Lynda Stewart


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