Jean Sawyer Newsome of Kill Devil Hills, March 27

By on March 31, 2024

August 5, 1948 – March 27, 2024

Jean Sawyer Newsome, age 75, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away on March 27, 2024. She was born in Durham, NC on August 5, 1948.

Jean was a longtime employee at the Nags Head Ben Franklin, where she dedicated her time and efforts. She was a beloved mother to her daughters Beverly Lynn O’Leary and Crystal Dawn O’Leary, and a loyal companion to her dog, Brandie.

She was preceded in death by her parents Beatrice Barnette Sawyer and Gilbert Sawyer, as well as her husband Willie Raymond Newsome, Jr.

At this time, there are no services scheduled for Jean Sawyer Newsome. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at


  • Ellen

    I was so shocked and saddened when l found out Jean had passed. She was a true friend, kind, caring and the best neighbor you could ever want. Even though l had moved we still talked occasionally. She will be truly missed. My heart goes out to her
    daughters Bo and Chrystal, l’m so sorry about your mom.

    Monday, Apr 1 @ 2:30 pm
  • Jason

    I worked with Jean at rite aid. She was an awesome and super loveable person. We definitely shared alot of laughs together! I was deeply saddened to hear this news. She will be missed!

    Tuesday, Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm