Dr. Rogers J. Newman
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Dr. Rogers J. Newman, 89, of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on January 9, 2016, at his residence. He was a retired Professor of Mathematics at Southern University. While at Southern, he held the position of Department Head for several years. He is survived by two sons, Roy and Robert; sisters, Charlene Guinyard and Brenda Joseph; grandchildren, Victoria Suire (Colby) and Marcus Martin; great-grandson Asa Suire; and host of other relatives. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years Dorothy Willis Newman; his parents Joseph and Vera Newman; and a son, Rogers J. Newman, Jr. There will be a viewing at Hall Davis Mortuary on Thursday, January 14, from 1:00-5:00 pm and on Friday, January 15 from 9:00-11:00 am at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 am at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be conducted by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at 10:30 am.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2016.
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January 20, 2016
Dear Rob and Family,
On behalf of the Ridley Family, I extend heartfealt condolences at the death of Dr. Rogers Newman. Know that his physical presence will be missed among those who remain, but his legacy is perpetuated daily in the lives of those he touched as a father, grandfather, educator, mentor and a servant of God. Find comfort in the memories created.
We commend you to the constant care of The Great Comforter during and beyond this season of bereavement.
Delilah Ridley Session
January 18, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with Robert and Roy. Your father inspired me in his calculus class and in our Methodist Club on campus 48 years ago. I admired him greatly.
Claude Eubanks
January 18, 2016
Robert and family, May your faith in our Heavenly Father and the memories of your father help you to stay strong during this time and in the future.
Stephanie Alfred-Gant
January 17, 2016
To Robert Newman and family- you have my deepest sympathy.Rest in peace Dr. Newman.
Luana Milburn Wesley
January 16, 2016
To the family of Dr. Newman you have my deepest sympathy. Dr. Newman worked on a part time bases in the Department of Mathematics at LSU. I remember him very well. He was a very personable and very interesting individual to talk with. He held my interest every time we talked. I was a secretary at LSU when he worked part time. He will be missed by every one. Rest in peace Dr. Newman.
Susan Oncal
January 16, 2016
Sorry to hear; you all have my condolences; Margery
Margery Wolfe
January 15, 2016
Robert, praying for you and your family. May God's comfort sustain you at this difficult time.
Brenda Bell Collins
January 15, 2016
Robert I am so sorry to hear about the passing of you dad. May God's grace keep you and your family doing this most difficult time. Valerie B. Harper
January 15, 2016
Robert & Roy,
I'm praying for you & your family. I'm sorry for your loss.
Doris Glynn CHENIER, SU LAB, Class of 1976
January 15, 2016
I light this candle in Honor of the Life of Dr. Newman. I was struggling in Math and he was the only professor who broke it down for me. I experienced success in his class and so did many others. My prayers go out to the family; I thank the Lord for his long life. Rest on Dr. Newman! Just know that SU and the world is a better place because of you! #SUgrad96&98
Tongia Sanders
January 14, 2016
Rob my heartfelt condolences to you and your family May God give you peace during this difficult time. God Bless!
Marsha E Villery
January 14, 2016
Rob,
Praying for you and your family in the loss of your father.
Marilyn McCoy-Callies
January 14, 2016
Rob Newman and family
Sending my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. I pray God's love will comfort and give you peace during this difficult time.
Deterise V. Addison
January 14, 2016
Rob,
Losing a parent is extremely difficult. We will be praying for you at this trying time. Rickey and Lisa Carthon
January 14, 2016
Peace be with you and your family during your time of loss and always.
Sherri Fleming
January 14, 2016
Rob:
I would like to send you and your family my heart felt condolence on your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
RQQ TQ THE GQQD BRUHZ!!!!
Michel Lowe
January 14, 2016
I pray God's Sustaining Power on you during this time. Though life has been silenced on this side, he now enjoys everlasting life. Cling to Hope...earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal. If earth has a heart to pray..Heaven has an ear to listen
Lavelle Hendricks
January 14, 2016
ROBERT OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH PETRAINYOU. WE WILL STAY IN CONTACT. SHIRLEY, PERTAIN & SHARON
January 14, 2016
Rob, God knows our needs and hearts desires. With my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Deborah Sewell
January 14, 2016
Rob,
Our heartfelt condolences to you, your family, friends and community. We are praying God wrap his everlasting loving arms around you all. God can provide comfort, strength, and peace. Keep your faith and you will see your father again.
Lonnie and Debra A.Evans-Simmons
Debra A. Evans Simmons
January 14, 2016
Rob, so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family have my deepest condolences. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Keeping you and your family lifted in prayer. Peace and Blessings to you.
Carolyn Dishmon
January 14, 2016
Rob, know that you and your family are in my prayers. May you find comfort in your precious memories.
Felecia Baines Cooksey
January 14, 2016
Rob, please know you have our heartfelt condolences. Your father accomplished a lot during his lifetime. I know you're proud. God Bless. 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Curtis and Denise Webb
January 14, 2016
My prayers and sympathy goes out to the family of Dr. Roger J. Newman. God is good and he's worthy to give him the praise. Look to the hills from whence cometh your help. (NLU)
Pamela Daniels-Newton
January 14, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to the the family of Mr. Newman. May you find comfort in knowing that others are thinking of you during this most difficult time.
Michelle Walker
January 13, 2016
Dr. Newman's friend John Earle told me today that Dr. Newman had passed. He was a great and long time friend of my father, Paul Burns. These great men worked well and hard together for justice and peace. Baton Rouge has lost a hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Margaret Burns Feierabend
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