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Today we celebrate the life of Ceddrick Douglas Newsome, born November 5, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri to the union of John D. Newsome and Paula D. Newsome.  Ceddrick accepted Christ at an early age at St. Stephens Baptist Church. He attended school in the Kansas City, Missouri School District and Job Corps in St Louis, Missouri.  Ceddrick married his friend and love, Brenna Hicks, on January 7, 2017 at Blue Hills of the Nazarene Church in Kansas City, Missouri.  Ceddrick had a passion for music. His music was the spiritual expression of who he was - his faith, knowledge and being.  He performed a stealthy form of worship music (and other genres) that lifted everyone who listened. Ceddrick was a contestant on Song Stage Season 2 and won first place!  A sought-after performer, Ceddrick had future performances scheduled in various cities thoughout the United States.  Ceddrick is affectionately known by his artist name, Cedd The Light.  On the afternoon of September 23, 2017 Ceddrick Douglas Newsome departed this life at Research Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his mother Paula Newsome. He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife Brenna (Hicks) Newsome & son, Silas Thane Newsome, due to be born on December 29, 2017; his father & step-mother, John & Brenda Newsome of Kansas City Missouri; father- and mother-in-law, Darren & Lori Hicks of Cowgill, Missouri; three brothers, Sidney Wilson Newsome of Baltimore, Maryland, John Newsome (Lizzie) of Arlington Texas & Louis Williams III of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Yolanda Williams of Kansas City, Missouri; two nephews, John Newsome III & Louis Williams IV; five nieces, Selena & Kyla Wilson, Brittanie Dumas-Newsome, Jonna Newsome & RemyDi Greathouse; one great nephew, Je’Saiah Waiters; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.  His celebration will be at 1:30 Saturday, September 30, 2017 at United Believers Community Church KCMO. Private disposition.


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