Mildred Dora Newell

November 27, 1919 ~ March 28, 2007

Mildred "Tootsie" Newell, 88, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at the Johnson City Medical Center.Mrs. Newell was a native of Dante, VA and had lived in Johnson City since 1923.She was a daughter of the late Sam Pruner, Sr. and Dora Ambergy Pruner.Mrs. Newell was preceded in death by her husband, Sam H. Newell Jr. in 1989, four sisters and two brothers.She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and an employee of the Johnson City Medical Center for more than thirty years.Mrs. Newell attended Morning Light Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Pat Campbell, Franklin, NC; three sons, David Newell, Cabot, Arkansas, Don Newell Sr., Johnson City and Larry Newell, York, SC; seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mrs. Newell will be conducted at 2 PM Friday, March 30, 2007 from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home North Chapel. Reverend Jim Cox will officiate. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dear Don, Sharon, Bob and Debby, Our deepest sympathy in the death of “Tootsie”. May God bless and sustain you during this trial. “Fear thou not for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10 Our love and prayers, Chuck and Charlene Elliott

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Larry – so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, she truly was a trooper for such a long time. I know it is comforting to have Laurie (my sis) there by your side during this most difficult time. Please convey my heartfelt condolences to your family. Love, Charlotte

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dear Larry, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know that mothers are very special people and it will be a great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Laurie at this time. Love. Beverly, Adolph, Lauren and AJ.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dear Larry, My deepest sympathy to you. Miss seeing you. Please call me 928-6323. Tk (Pat’s Mom)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dear ‘Noodle’, Larry, Your mother was obviously lovely on the oustide and I suspect, on the inside as well to have been part of YOU. Big Sis and I talk about you from time to time and I watch your class reunion video occasionally for a smile. I hope this finds you well and feeling fortunate that you got to have your mom for so many years. Love from the Angels

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dearest Bob, Debby and family, Please know that my thoughts, prayers, and love are with you during this time of sadness.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hi Larry, I’m so sorry for your loss. I came close to losing my mom recently, but am lucky to still have her. Would love to talk to you. Pat cell: 571.259.1310

  8. Anonymous says:

    I feel very blessed to have known Tootsie as she has a wonderful family that I am proud to be a part of, she gave a lot of good memories to Bob. It is a comfort to know she is with Jesus and no longer suffering. God Bless all the family and friends.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I was saddened to learn of Tootsie’s passing. I worked with her for many years in the ER “back in the old days”. It was always a pleasure to go to work and find her there. She brought a calm to the place just with her presence. She was kind to everyone, both patients and co-workers. I know Tootsie will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. Unfortunately my work schedule prevents me from paying my respects in person but want you to know the family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mitch Hathaway

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m terribly sorry to hear about Mildred’s passing. You may not remember me, but Larry and I dated when we were in college. I’ve kept up with Larry some over the years, but mainly hear about all of my friends in Johnson City through Jackie Williams and Pat Cunningham. Mildred always made me feel so welcome in her home. She was a true blessing and inspiration for her children and all who knew her. Her quiet way was a calm for us all. I wish your family well during this time of grieving. Jana (known then as Jan)

  11. Anonymous says:

    It was my pleasure to work with Tootsie for many years starting at Memorial Hospital .She was always a delight and such a gracious lady. She was well respected and will be remembered as wonderful nurse.Your loss is shared by her many colleagues and friends.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Larry – so sorry to hear about your mom. I will always remember her smiling face and how generous she was in opening her home to all of us at any time of the day or night. She always seemed to enjoy having fun. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Larry, We are sorry for the loss of your dear mother, and we will be thinking about you and yours in your time of grief….at least I know my sister/Laura will be at your side the whole time, which is comforting. Love, Amy & John

  14. Anonymous says:

    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOM’S DEATH.GINNIE AND I ALWAYS ENJOYED BEING AROUND “SAMMY AND TOOTSIE”.WE ALWAYS ENJOYED HELPING OUT WHEN WE COULD,AND CONSIDERED BOTH OF THEM AS PART OF OUR FAMILY.I SHALL NEVER FORGET THE TIME,WHEN I WAS SERIOUSLY ILL TOOTSIE DRIVING ME AND GIN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR EMERGENCY SURGERY…SHE HELPED SAVE MY LIFE.I CAN APPRECIATE YOUR GRIEF SINCE I LOST GIN IN AUGUST,2005.GOD BLESS YOU ALL…CHARLIE TONCRAY

  15. Anonymous says:

    To the Newell family, From those that work closely with Laura in the Vaccine Business unit at GSK, we would all like to send our thoughts and prayers. Charlie Daily

  16. Anonymous says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers. If i can do anything to help, please feel free to call. With deepest sympathy, Linda and John

  17. Anonymous says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Tootsie’s passing. We know for sure that she and Mom “Fergi” are having a grand time in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Daddy sends his love to you all. My husband and I moved in with Dad 3 years age so we are all in Englewood, where we grew up. Mom passed away in 89 and Jeff passed away in 2001, so it’s just me and Dad left. We think of you all often and wish you all the best Sissie and Harold

  18. Anonymous says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Ken and Kelly

  19. Anonymous says:

    We are sorry for the loss of Mildred. Our love and prayers are with all of you.

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