Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA


Doris Bald Newell

March 8, 1923October 8, 2019

Newell, Doris Bald, of Williamsburg, departed this life on October 8, 2019. Doris was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 8, 1923. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert C. Bald and Sarah E. Bald; her sister, Florence C. Bald; and her husband of over 56 years, J. David Newell Sr., originally from Richmond. She graduated from Frankfurt High School (Philadelphia) in 1940 and soon after made her way to Washington D.C. working with AT&T where she met her husband. Their life together took them to New Jersey, Ohio, Northern Virginia, and Florida. A lifelong Methodist she spent many hours volunteering with the church wherever she lived.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Jane D. Newell of Richmond; son John D. Newell Jr. (wife Linda) of Fairfax Station; and her three grandsons Jesse Spillman Newell (wife Stephanie), Kevin James Newell (wife Crystal) and Matthew Todd Newell. Her life will be celebrated with memorials at Windsormeade in Williamsburg at 11 AM on October 26th and at graveside in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond in November.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to one of Doris’ favorite charities: the Virginia Tech College of Engineering; Williamsburg United Methodist Church; Mt. Vernon Ladies Association; or the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.


26 October

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

WindsorMeade of Williamsburg

3900 Windsor Hall Drive
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188


Doris Bald Newell

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