This is my wife Gayle F. Newsom. She died on December 12, 2001, she was 50 years old. Over eleven years from having a malignant mole removed she was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma on Memorial Day 2001, in the lung and liver. We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary on December 7th with a trip to the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. It was the first time in 6 months we had any type of vacation and we just relaxed and enjoyed each other. She was weak from the fight but never lost faith in God and always had hope she would beat this disease. She held on to the Bible verse, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
We had the best marriage. She was more than a wife, she was my best friend. She leaves two of the finest sons a father could have Matthew 23 and Wesley 21. What a good mother she was. I miss her so much. I know that she is with God and at peace in Heaven. To all those who have lost a loved one I truly hope they believe in Christ and a life beyond the grave.