In the early hours of Thursday, March 26, 2020, Earl Anthony Newton II A.K.A Tony, beloved son, brother, husband, and father of 3 passed away at the age of 46. Tony was born on July 20, 1973, in Savannah, GA to Anna Nora and Earl Anthony Newton Sr. After spending most of his childhood living as an “Army Brat” he graduated from A.E. Beach High School in 1993. Always driven to serve he joined the United States Marine Corps prior to graduation. Always a traveling spirit, he relocated to Houston, Tx in 1997 where he met his wife, Ayesha Newton. Married in March of 2000 they raised 3 beautiful children together, Son, Malik, and two daughters, Emani and Emira.
Earl (Tony) had a pure passion for life and family, there was nothing more important to him than leaving a legacy for his family. An entrepreneur, he started at a very early age creating businesses that would always benefit those that he loved. Outside of his passion for his family he had a love for entertaining, joining his love for music, poetry, and anything that would create joy in others. He was a mentor to many and enjoyed pouring his years of adventure and life lessons into the countless number of young people that surrounded him.
Tony is survived by wife Ayesha Newton; daughters, PFC Emani Ameen and Emira Aneese; a son, PFC Malik Davis Newton, U.S. Army; a mother, Anna Nora Newton; a father Ret. SSG Earl A. Newton, Sr. (Kunja); brothers Eyan of Boston, MA , Evan Newton, Eric Newton of Atlanta, GA; mother and father-in-law’s, Latifah and Hassan Shaheed, Sr.; aunts, Evelyn Russell of Savannah, GA, Mildred Washington (Josiah) of Charleston, SC, and Annie Faye Newton; an uncle Gerald L. Griffin of Savannah, GA; a brother-from-another-mother, Robert K. Legington, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Due to the continued uncertainty around Covid 19 the Memorial Service for Earl Newton will be Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 11 am at the Missouri City Baha’i Faith Center 2710 Cypress Drive, Missouri City, TX 77489. He will be interned at the Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations please be sent to PO Box 1885, Stafford, TX 77497.
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