In Loving

Michael Wayne New, Jr.

Aug. 28, 1978 – Nov. 18, 2021

Michael Wayne New Jr. was born on August 24, 1978 at Chippenham Hospital. Our sweet Michael passed away peacefully at Chippenham Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November 18, 2021. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Doris and Bubba Gentry; maternal grandmother, Joyce M. Kellison (Nannie); paternal grandfather, Wayne New; two uncles, Greg and Chris New; one cousin, Billy Maynard III.  Michael is survived by the light of his life, his loving daughter, Alyssa New; parents, Mike and Cathy New; his baby brother, Bryant and his wife, Stacy New; nieces, Tara Mae, Charlotte Rose; nephew, Maximus Alexander; maternal “Pop”, Donald Kellison; uncle and aunt, Billy Ray and Mary Maynard; aunts, Lisa Allen and Theresa and Doug Stillwell; devoted aunt and uncle, Sue-Sue and Robbie Seay; devoted cousin and friend, Tara Garner; three long time best friends, Jason Roope, Woody Vaughan, and Matt Graham.

From his daughter, Alyssa: My father was many things. Words cannot begin to describe his heart, and his soul, and just his personality. Michael would give you the shirt off his back. He could and would light up anyone’s day. He was the craziest, funniest, sweetest guy in the universe. He was by far the best Diddy in the world. He might not have been a normal Diddy, but hey, he wasn’t normal anyway. He was my Diddy. His craziness and laugh were contagious. I’m going to make sure his memory lives on forever.

From his mother, Cathy: My son Michael was very intelligent. He was true to himself. You either accepted him or not. Michael didn’t change for anyone. He would say everyone has the right to their own opinions. I’m me, I don’t care what others might think. Michael and I (Mama) grew up together. He was not only my son, he was my best friend. Michael never walked out of a room or hung the phone up without saying I Love You. Michael has left us with some wonderful memories. Michael always loved his Lil BB. Michael would tell me “Mama I gave BB that name”. Michael would always tell me “I didn’t know what love was until I had my beautiful daughter Alyssa”. Alyssa brought so much joy and love into Michael’s life. Alyssa wanted to say her “Diddy” is forever a badass. My son, my baby, you took a piece of me that day. Rest in peace my beautiful angel. I love you always.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 14409 Aldengate Rd., Midlothian, Virginia 23114.  Please DM Cathy if you’re coming. Thank you.

Celebration of Life


14409 Aldengate Rd
Midlothian, VA 23114


Saturday, December 4, 2021


2:00 pm

Please RSVP with Cathy




  1. Peggy Depuy ( Gentry) November 24, 2021 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry. I know it’s the worst you can think of to lose a child. Wish I could do something for you but there is nothing anyone can do but leave a prayer and I will do that. Stay in touch and know you are thought of. God keep you in his care

  2. Shannon Alderman November 24, 2021 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    My heart breaks for Tge New family. I pray that you find peace that only God can bring. Sending tight hugs, lots of love, and many prayers.

  3. Carla Lynn Maynard Graham November 26, 2021 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    I didn’t get the joy of knowing Mike all his life but when I met My cousin I liked him right away ! I found out that he viewed life much like me and his brutal honesty was refreshingly open. I truly enjoyed our talks. And I fell hopelessly in love with him. He reminded me of my boys. And I must say I will always miss that smile and his view of thing’s. Rest Micheal ,until we meet again I love you. ?

  4. Susan Seay November 30, 2021 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Michael, the day you left my heart and world was torn apart. I can remember when your momma brought you home from the hospital and I put eyes on you and I fell In love with you!! ?? never in a million years did I think you would leave this world. I know your having fun with Nanny , Big Nanny, Greg and Chris and many others. You have so many people here on earth that love you and will always love and miss you, Michael.
    Michael, watch over your mom, Alyssa and the family. Somehow give us a sign to let us know your around.
    To you immediate family please know you are all in my prayers and I love you. I’m always here for you and Cathy, Alyssa I love y’all ALWAYS!!

  5. Sissy (Aunt Gee) December 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I’m so thankful that you came for a visit that
    Sunday (11/14/21). As always we planned our Ayahausca trip. And as usual it took 15 or more minutes just to say goodbye because of the
    “I Love You’s” always n forever, to the moon and back, around the world etc. But if I had known that was gonna be our last goodbye, last kiss, last hug, or last always n forever, I wouldn’t have let you go!!! You would have stayed the night and we would’ve partied like we made plans to do! I’ll always cherish the time we spent together that day and all of the incredible conversation and stomach aching laughs! And I’ll always remember the promise I made you that day! God, it’s just not right! Sissy loves you baby boy always n forever!

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