On July 4, 2017 we lost a true angel on earth, Lillian “Lil” Dixon Newton. She passed away peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was born on February 3, 1925 in Wilmington NC.
Now, she joins her beloved husband, “Buddy” and son, David, in heaven.
She began her career in nursing at James Walker Hospital, graduate class of 1946. She continued her education at St. Joseph’s School of Anesthesiology in Joliet, IL and pursued her career throughout the US from Honolulu, HI and back to Wilmington, NC. She retired at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in 1986, after 35 years of selfless caregiving to her community.
After retirement, she continued her community service through extensive volunteer work. Also, she was very active in her church, Masonboro Baptist Church and being a past president of James Walker Nurses Alumnae Association.
Special thanks to her co-workers who showered her with so much love during her illness and to the LCFH staff for their care and dedication.
She is survived by her son, Michael Newton and wife Ginger; nephew, Matthew Newton and fiancé Tiffany; special niece, Susan Jarman and many other nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 AM with a visitation prior to the service beginning at 10:30 AM at Masonboro Baptist Church, Wilmington NC.
To honor her memory, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or to Masonboro Baptist Church.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington NC 28403