Funeral services set for former State Rep. Jewel J. Newman

Former State Rep. Jewel J. Newman dies
Jewel Newman Community Center (Source: WAFB)
Jewel Newman Community Center (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Funeral services are set for Former State Rep. Jewel J. Newman.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1565 Curtis Street, in Baton Rouge.

Newman, who represented the Scotlandville area, died Saturday. He was 93 years old.

The community center in Scotlandville is named in his honor. He served as a state representative until 1988. He also served on the City Council. He was also a volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul.

"He's always been a servant of the people," said Judge Trudy White who is his goddaughter. "He was a noble man. He loved life and loved his family and loved the Southern University Jaguars."

Judge White pointed out that Newman died on Southern's homecoming which was befitting since he was such a devoted supporter of the university. Newman attended the university before enlisting in the U.S. Army.

Newman donated his body to science, White says, "to allow Tulane Medical students to learn and further their education. He believed in education and promoted that."

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