GREENVILLE, NC – Priscilla Askew Newton, age 69, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
Mr. Newton was born in Windsor, NC, on March 19, 1944, a daughter of Rebecca Taylor Askew and the late Oquinn Askew. She was a graduate of Ahoskie High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from East Carolina University. Priscilla taught in several county public school systems in the area, including Northampton, Bertie, Hertford, and Chowan. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Brooks Newton of Greenville, NC; her daughter, Janice Barrett Cox and husband, David of Marco Island, FL; her son, Anthony Oquinn Kowalski and wife, Sandra of Aulander, NC; her mother, Rebecca Taylor Askew of Aulander, NC; her sister, Rebecca Askew Lowe of Edenton, NC; and her grandsons, Jesse David and Jackson Douglas Cox.
A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie. Inurnment will follow in the Ahoskie Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, prior to services.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.