July 11 1933 February 25 2020
Dorothy Simpson Newberne July 11, 1933 – February 25, 2020 Share this obituary Send Flowers Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Mrs. Dorothy Simpson Newberne, 86, of Hahira, GA passed away peacefully on February 25, 2020 in St. Petersburg, FL. She was born July 11, 1933 in Lowndes county, Georgia. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Vergil Newberne, her devoted parents Pearl and Ezra Simpson, and her dear sisters, Elaine Rodgers(Norman) and Madge Waller(Edward). Dorothy married Vergil, “the most handsome man I’ve ever met” on November 23, 1951. They resided in Adel, GA until 1952. After relocating to Chicago, Dorothy attended key punch operator school. Dot and Vergil then returned to GA where she worked as a computer data processor for Sinclair Oil Company in Atlanta. The loving couple started their family on Francine Drive, Decatur- having two children Steve and Cyndi. In 1967, Dot and Vergil gambled on the American dream-to own their own business. They relocated to St. Petersburg, FL where they became the successful founders, owners and operators of Italian restaurants. Over the course of the next decades the adventurous team successfully opened 11 restaurants throughout Florida. After achieving success, Dot and Vergil were able to retire where they could follow one of Dorothy’s favorite passions – travel. They stayed active traveling around the United States with friends and family. Throughout her life she visited 49 out of the 50 United States. Her greatest passion however was spoiling her grandchildren. She loved taking them to the family farm in Adel, GA where they spent countless happy times making memories. Dot and Vergil’s legacy has been continued by their children Steve and Cyndi who currently run Gigi’s Italian Restaurants. Dorothy is survived by her son Steve, her daughter and son in law Cyndi and Ken Shain, her granddaughter Jamiee Belsky and husband Michael, and her granddaughter Jaclyn Afeld. Momma will be greatly missed, but she will be forever in our hearts. The Newberne family will receive friends and family Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2pm at Antioch United Methodist Church, Adel, GA. The Funeral service will take place immediately following at 3pm with Rev. Christy Bandy officiating. Directly after Dorothy will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery Annex. The family asks that In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s institute at [ www.alz.org/georgia?set=1 | www.alz.org/georgia?set=1 ] SERVICES Visitation Friday, February 28, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Antioch United Methodist Church Antioch Road Adel, Georgia 31620 Get Directions on Google Maps Funeral Service Friday, February 28, 2020 3:00 PM Antioch United Methodist Church Antioch Road Adel, Georgia 31620 Get Directions on Google Maps Interment Friday, February 28, 2020 4:00 PM Woodlawn Cemetery Annex 106 Brookside Dr. Adel, GA 31620 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Dorothy Simpson Newberne July 11 1933 February 25 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Adel, state: Georgia