Wilburn McKinley Newbill, Sr. 84 of Bluefield, WV formerly of Welch WV passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Kimball, WV to John and Helene Smith on December 9, 1936. At an early age, he moved to Welch, WV where he lived with his grandmother, Anna Mae Winbush until he graduated from Kimball High School in 1955. He retired after 34 years of employment as a coal miner and was a member of United Mine Workers of America District 17, Local No. 6196. He was a member of Lovely Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Kimball, WV. .
Wilburn was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Constance R. Simmons, Natoma B. Ramsey, and Johnita H. Adkins; one brother: George R. Benson; two nephews: Dennis Newbill and George Benson, Jr; two nieces: Addie Mae Blackman and Tawanna Benson; two great-nieces: Rachel Benson and Briana Benson.
He is survived by his wife Cornelia of 65 years, his three sons: Wilburn (Regina) Newbill Jr. of Waikiki, HI; Cornell (Elizabeth Dooley) Newbill of Oviedo, FL; Kevin (Vanessa) Newbill of Guyton, GA, and four daughters: Renata M. (Saba) Newbill-Jallow of Statesboro, GA; Paula R. (Lawrence) Newbill-Mylnczak of Bluefield WV; Kimberley V. Newbill of Bluefield WV and Felicia M. Newbill also of Bluefield, WV; eleven grandchildren: Matthew (Angela Cardona) Newbill, Rashida Newbill (Amelio Leon), Monique Newbill, Dominique Newbill, Malik Newbill, Makenzy Newbill, McKinley Hearns, Makenly Newbill, Maleece Newbill , Briahnna Dooley- Newbill and Ansata Newbill Gittens and seven great grandchildren: Michael Wray III, Maliyah Newbill, Malachi Newbill Burrell, Sydney Newbill, Arielle Hearns, Avery Hearns, and Katalaya Newbill; four sisters: Ana Benson White of Charlotte, NC; Toni (Raymond) Lee of Powathan, WV; Gwendolyn (Nebraska) Benson Johnson of Charlotte, NC; Lena (Jimmy) Johnson of Woodbridge, VA: one brother, Lonnie (Larissa) Benson of Columbus, OH. He also is survived by several nephews and nieces and three special friends: Austin Johnson, Kay Walden, and Louis VanNorman. The Homegoing Service will be held at 11:00 a.m.,on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Open Heart Ministries Resource Center (formerly known as Grace United Methodist Church), 206 Thomas Street, Bluefield, WV, with the Reverend Cornell L. Newbill officiating. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Mausoleum, 6605 New Hope Road in Bluewell, WV. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm., at Lovely Zion Baptist Church in Kimball, WV. Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch (to leave online condolences: gregory-pagefh.com.) Both social distancing and the wearing of masks will be observed.
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