Brenda Newfield

Obituary of Brenda Gail Newfield

Gail Newfield, with such a beautiful smile and heartwarming presence passed away on May 25, 2023.

Born in Natchez, Mississippi, on December 26, 1956, Gail had great pride and unconditional love of family. She is survived by her Husband, Mike Newfield, her children John-Paul and Sidney Newfield, her Grandchildren, Henry Newfield, and Genevieve “Evie” Newfield, her brothers, Dr John Fairbanks Jr, and Scott Fairbanks. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joyce Henslee Fairbanks, and Dr John Fairbanks Sr.

Gail graduated from Trinity High School in Natchez Mississippi. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.

Her career began in New Orleans where she spent many years with the Sazarac Company as their Advertising Designer. After moving to Florida Gail became Graphic Designer for the Tournament Players Championship in Ponte Vedra and later was Self-Employed as a Professional Graphic Designer.

Gail’s professional passion was the practice and teaching of the art of Yoga. As an instructor, Gail pursued training at Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston becoming an Oncology Trained Yoga Therapist where she helped cancer patients in the reduction of anxiety, increase of energy and to support their physical and emotional well-being. Gail also enjoyed playing pickleball.

The family would like to thank Gail’s friends for their outpouring of love and support that so comforted her on the last journey of her life.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou

Gail always left us feeling happy, smiling and optimistic, and we are eternally grateful to her for adding some of her sunshine to our souls.

A service will be held Saturday June 10th at 11 a.m. at St Joseph Church, 2102 22nd Ave South, St Petersburg, Fl

A Reception will follow at Pia’s Trattoria Restaurant, 3054 Beach Blvd South, Gulfport, Florida.

The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, that you consider a donation to Gail’s favorite charity, the Zero Face Foundation that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families. Click Here to Donate.


To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Brenda Newfield, please visit our Tree Store

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 10, 2023
St Joseph's Catholic Church
2101 22nd Ave S
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
(727) 822-2153


12:30 pm
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Pia’s Trattoria Restaurant
3054 Beach Blvd S
Gulfport, Florida, United States
(727) 327-2190
Share Your Memory of