Mitchell Newsom

September 7, 1959 - February 3, 2023

Mitchell Arden “Mitch” Newsom, 63, of Port Neches, died Friday February 3, 2023, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital of Beaumont. He was born September 7, 1959, in Port Arthur to Robert L. Newsom and Norma J. Newsom.

Mitch was always a carpenter but drove trucks for many years. He eventually returned to carpentry and has was a civil carpenter in the refineries for quite a while for Echo Maintenance. He loved working for Echo and the people he worked for and with.

Mitch was an avid hunter and fisherman but his favorite thing to be called was Grandpa.

Survivors include his sisters, Michelle Smith and husband, Greg, of Port Neches and Marlinda Polanco and husband, Rudy, of Nederland; step-son, Joseph Spears and wife, Christine, of Nederland; step-grandchildren, Robbie Newsom and Norah Newsom of Port Neches and Abigail Bodin and Austin Bodin of Nederland; nieces, Jackie Smith and partner, Josh, of Nederland; Kirstie Dufrense and husband, Justin, of Sulphur, Louisiana; Brittiany Polanco and partner, Alan, of Nederland; Kristina Polanco of Nederland; nephew, Brandon Phelps Jr. of Groves; along with aunts, uncles, great nephews and nieces, and many cousins.

Mitch was also survived by many friends as well. But he is also survived by some very special friends who were more like family than just friends. Mike and Sarah LaBure, Eddie and Phyllis LaBure.

Mitch was preceded in death by his parents; first and second wives; and nephews, Dustin Smith and Rustin Smith both of Port Neches; and his great niece, Justyn Lyn Dufrense of Sulphur LA.

A gathering of Mr. Newsom’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the LaBure’s for years of friendship and support to Mitch and to Echo Maintenance for always being there when Mitch needed to talk and supporting him through all he went through the past few years.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 25, 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 25, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (1)

    Christie Whisenhunt says:

    Lisa and Joseph,

    I am so sorry for your loss of Mitchell. Last time i saw him was when he brought us a beautiful plant to my dads celebration of life. He was so kind and thoughtful and i know he loved and adored his grandkids. Please know he is in the most beautiful place and someday you will see him again. Until then i pray to Father God to give you comfort and peace.

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