Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL


Georganne Schwend Newman

April 22, 1935January 11, 2020

Mrs. Georganne Elaine Schwend Newman, age 84, a life-long resident of Montgomery, AL passed away at home on Saturday, January, 11, 2020 after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lee Anne Newman, and her parents, Annie Lee Dickey Schwend and George Fredrick Schwend. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ. In her later spiritual life, she was a member of First United Methodist Church. Georganne was a 1954 graduate of Lanier High School and Massey Draughon Business School. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Cecil Newman; her children, Paige Newman Sullivan (Kevin), Rob Newman (Laura); her grandchildren, Lee Anne Sullivan (fiancé, Ryan Roque), Jordan Sullivan, Evan Sullivan, Webb Newman and Annalaura Newman. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Leak Memory Chapel at 1:00pm with a funeral service at 2:00pm. Rev. Jay Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First UMC Respite Care, Montgomery, AL or The Salvation Army.


  • Jordan Sullivan
  • Evan Sullivan
  • Webb Newman
  • David Little
  • Mike Moore
  • Ryan Roque


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Georganne Schwend Newman

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Sherry Wilkins

January 14, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your precious wife and mother. I met her years ago through my Sister Janice Waller who loved their sweet friendship for many years and loved her funny sense of Southern Humor.
I feel very blessed to have know her and experienced her warmth and genuine love for all she met. She indeed was one of God's earthly angels who made others feel special and brought light and laughter into any conversation. She indeed was a Special Lady.

Susan Michener

January 13, 2020

Rob and Family
I an so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know your heart is broken. Just remember you will see each other again. I am sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
God Bless you all.

Lynda Clemons

January 13, 2020

One fun memory of Georganne is her FaceBook personna. She described herself as living in a small town in France and being much younger. She was a lovely interesting lady who will be missed.

Gene Jackson

January 13, 2020

Cecil, Linda and I send our prayers and sympathy to you and your family. We had some good times at Walter Fowler's house. I notified Rosie Livings in Florida.
Gene Jackson
Opelika, AL.