Watt D. Newsome, III

Sunrise: February 3, 1963

Sunset: January 19, 2021

Watt “Sonny” Newsome passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Maryview Medical Center. His mother, Blommer Mae and his dad, Watt D. Newsome, II, predeceased. Sonny was raised in the Berkley area and was very well known in Berkley. He was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School.

“Sonny P”, known by family, worked as a sub-contractor for many years, he was self employed. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was a great spades player, he also loved to sing and dance with his family and friends, whom he loved dearly.

“Sonny” is survived by his daughter, Wattisa Davis; his grandson, Kash Riddick; Wattisa’s loving mother, Lisa Davis;  he is also survived by his sisters, Avery Burnham, Kim Goldman and  Romona Saunders; a brother, Justin Goldman; a special friend, Eucharist Thompson and her children Derrick,  Robert, Tina and Jamal Lundy; special nieces, Tarja and Taneisha Tate, Bridgette and Brittanie Saunders and a host of other nieces and nephews and other family members.

Wattisa (daughter) and Kash (grandson) were his greatest gift to his life and he loved them dearly. He was an amazing father and grandfather.  His gift of life was shared with family and friends.

Watt “Sonny P’ will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Rest In Peace “Sonny P’.

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    Jamal Lundy says

    I love you sonny p

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      Maurice Gregory jr says

      My Deepest Condolences.
      Jazz is and will always be a brother from Berkeley.
      Sonny, thank you for all of the good times we shared at the Spot Light. You have to be from Berkeley to understand the Spot Light.
      Our High School years were the greatest , you made so many people laugh to tears. Thank you for the memories, your life is blessed and washed in the Blood of Christ.
      We don’t good by, We say see you later.

      Maurice Gregory jr.

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    Tracy Arnold says

    Rest in peace Watt gone but never forgotten god knew best& he called a great man to join his angels..i will always remember the great person you were!! rest easy my friend!!! 6

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    Janice Spellman says

    I would like to express my deepest and most heart felt condolences to the family for the loss of your love one. I am certain he will be missed greatly. Let not your hearts be troubled. God is with you! We loved Sonny but God loved him best. Rest in peace for “Sonny” has done what we all must be do one day. Remember the good times and may he live forever in your hearts. Remember He left a part of himself here in the persons of his daughter and grandson. Pour into their lives Pick up where he left off. .Forgive, Love, help, and be kind to one another. Embrace one another in Jesus name. Ms. Janice aka Rev Spellman (Romona co-worker)

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    Chevelle Watson says

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to The Newsome Family! Watt you will be missed by all that had the pleasure to call you friend. Rest Easy My Friend….

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    Ronald Barnes says

    Mt condolences to the Newsome family. May God be with you all. RIP Sonny.

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    My condolences go out to the Watt Dello Newsome lll gamy.
    Rest In Peace Dello
    Poplar avenue friend and brother for life
    The plans we made the day before God called you home will still take place some day
    Love you man

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