Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Margaret Johnson Newport

Margaret Johnson Newport,92, died at 11:51 pm Saturday, July 15, 2017, at her home in New London, NC.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 18 at New London United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. James Pyatt will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service. A private family burial will be held in New London Cemetery prior to the service.

Mrs. Newport was born February 24, 1925 in Misenheimer, NC to the late James Dickerson and Agnes Peeler Johnson. She graduated from Richfield High School and Mitchell College in Misenheimer. On August 11, 1946 she married Coy H. Newport  who had returned from service in World War II as a POW in Germany.  Mr. Newport preceded her in death on November 6, 2001. Mr. And Mrs. Newport started their joint lifetime career in 1957 with one of the first coin laundries, Coy’s Laundromat, in Albemarle, NC.

Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were brother J.D. Johnson,Jr. and sisters Lucille Eagle, Ruby Leonard, Mary Frances Bowers, and Virginia Johnson.  Surviving are son Dale R. Newport and wife Cindy of New London and son Kent E. Newport and wife Shannon of Clemson,SC/Albemarle,NC; grandchildren Emily Newport Beaver and husband David of Albemarle, Martha Newport Pickler and husband Neal of Albemarle, Ben Newport of Albemarle, and Sarah Newport of Clemson; great-grandchildren Riley and Coy David Beaver and Addie Pickler.

The family would like to thank Margaret’s special angels Nancy Briggs, Cissie Isenhour Seaver, and Judy Haywood for their loving and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to New London United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 146, New London, NC 28127.


  • Heather Howell Posted July 16, 2017 2:16 pm

    Kent and Shannon I am so very so for your loss. Y’all both are truly saints and your mother Kent was blessed to have you as a son and Shannon as a daughter in law. It was an honor to always see y’all when you came into the storefront.

  • Darlene Almond McCabe Posted July 16, 2017 4:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Newport. I can remember as a child going to the laundromat with my parents. Then as an adult going there myself. I know she will be truly missed by many. Prayers for all of the family.

  • Ashlee McKeon Posted July 16, 2017 4:25 pm

    They’re not made like Ms Margaret anymore. She was the kindest soul and she will be missed by all that had the honor of knowing her.

  • Wendy Eudy Posted July 16, 2017 4:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing us to help her remain at home. We will be praying for you all.

  • Linda Blalock Griffin Posted July 16, 2017 5:16 pm

    Sending my condolences to the family. Miss Newport wa always the same sweet lady. Prayers for all.

  • Jane Edwards Crenshaw Posted July 16, 2017 5:46 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of a fine lady! Spent many years in the choir with her and other activities at the church! Prayers for all of you!

  • Vicki Terry Posted July 16, 2017 7:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. She will truly be missed. She was a wonderful lady and always helped others.

  • Andi Barringer Drye Posted July 16, 2017 9:15 pm

    Many childhood memories of Margaret and Coy. She was a wonderful lady. Sympathies to the family

  • Gary and Sandy Hatley Posted July 16, 2017 9:59 pm

    David, we are saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope our families get to spend some quality time together next month. God bless until then. We love you!

  • Edith Huneycutt Harless Posted July 16, 2017 11:16 pm

    To all the Newport family, I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. When I saw her picture I knew who she was before I read her name.. I remember going to the laundromat in the early sixties when our three daughters where little and we lived on “the mill hill”. She and Coy were always very nice to us. Ya never forget kindness. I pray that God will give you all peace and comfort during this sad time.

  • Mary Anne Elliott Posted July 17, 2017 10:13 am

    Kent and Shannon, I am very sorry for your loss. I will never forget Mrs. Newport’s kind ways.

  • Jennifer Hitch Samulski Posted July 17, 2017 12:26 pm

    Our family was the recipient of much kindness and love from Mrs. Newport. She was a wonderful person and a treasure for our church family. Prayers to Cindy and Dale, and the whole family.

  • Gail & Alan Burris Posted July 17, 2017 9:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Margaret was a sweetheart and will be missed by many.

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