Benny Newsome
We have decided to create this website as a means of communication between the Newsome family and the many people that care about them. 
Please inform your friends and family about the site
Your prayers and concern for the family are greatly appreciated.

The Family & Friends of the Newsome's
June 16, 2008
I donít know how many of you still check the web-site regularly but if you do Iím sorry I have not updated it for a long time. 
Thank you to all of you who have supported our family over the last 3 years.  Itís hard to believe thatís how long itís been since the accident.  Benny would be 17 years old this August.  I always think about how big and strong and handsome heíd be.  Yesterday was Fatherís Day and Deb, Abby and I went to the cemetery to sit for a while.  It still doesnít seem real sometimes.  I wish I could say it gets easier but it doesnít.  I miss that guy more than ever and would give anything to give him one more hug and just talk to him for a minute and make sure he was OK.
As far as the rest of the family goes everyone is doing well.  Brett just signed with the Washington Nationals baseball team and reported to Viera, Florida yesterday.  He had a great year at St. Ambrose University and was named Honorable Mention All-American.
Tyler finished up his freshman year at Michigan State University and is playing baseball this summer for the St. Cloud River Bats in Minnesota in the Northwoods League.  He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles last year but decided to go to school instead.
Abby is going into 5th grade, WOW! She plays travel basketball for the Southside Shooters, as well as her church team and plays soccer for AYSO.  She also takes gymnastics/tumbling lessons and is in an acting camp this summer where she is playing a cheerleader in a production of High School Musical (go figure!)
Deb is doing great.  She is a personal trainer at Cardinal Fitness.  She is staying in awesome shape and helping others to do the same.  Her clientís all love her.
Thanks again to all of you who think about us and especially think about Benny.  Remember to give those extra hugs at night.

Click here and scroll down to the bottom for a message from Benny's Grandma
Click here to check out the pictures page. 

Visitors are encouraged to sign the GuestBook at the bottom of the page. 
Donations can be made to:
The Benny Newsome Memorial Fund
C/O American Security Services Inc
1515 S. Harlem Ave 2nd Floor
Forest Park, IL 60130-2620
via Paypal by using your credit card and
clicking on the "Make a Donation" button to the right.
Note: You do not have to create a Paypal account to use this option. 
Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express
Photos & Video
E-mail any digital photos of Benny as attachments to:
If you have too many pictures to e-mail, please burn them to a DVD or CD-ROM and mail them to Tim.

If you have regular photos of Benny, please scan them into 150dpi and e-mail them as attachments in jpeg format.

If you have any video of Benny, please make a copy of only the parts he is in and send the copy.
Thanks, this will be nice for the family.

Even after the services have passed, we ask that all of you continue to send in pictures and video clips of Benny.  This gift to the Newsomeís allows them to see Benny's life captured through the lens of his friends and family.  A photographer makes a decision to capture an image at that moment because he sees something worth cherishing forever.
For information about the
Benny Newsome Memorial Fund,
Click Here

For Family Updates,
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For information
about Benny,
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For Pictures,
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If you have any questions, ideas or there is any information you need that is not provided in this web site, please feel free to contact me.
Tim Newsome at
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