Thomas Jefferson New, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012. He was an honor Graduate of Georgia State University and retired from Continental Insurance Co. Thomas is survived by his mother, Annie New, of Evans, GA; sister, Reba Thigpen & husband, Earl, of Evans, GA; several nieces & nephews. No service will be held. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Coworker and friend of Tom. He was a good worker,friend and a good person.
    He will be remembered and missed.
    Leelan Byers

  2. As a former Continental employee in Jacksonville and Duluth, I knew Tom as a meticulous, diligent worker who had a dry humor and stinging wit at times. But he was always fair and a very good man to have on your side! I’ll miss you being in this world–my regards to all our friends in the next.

  3. Tom was a good friend and a wealth of information. It was my good fortune to to have a working relationship with him for twenty-five plus years at Continental Insurance. He will be missed.

  4. Tom was such a singular person, full of great knowledge, wisdom and compassion. I was very fotunate to have known Tom and called him a friend. I always hoped that Tom could see himself as so many people did as a warm and caring firend who thought the world of him. This is a great loss for us all, but he will be greatly missed.

  5. I met Tom when I started to work at Continental and he was one of my mentors from whom I learned so much about casualty insurance. There has never been anyone who could match his knowledge. He was such a wonderful person to work with and also a great friend. He will be missed by those of us that knew him for so many many years, people like Mitzi Ford who was one of his dearest friends and stayed in touch with him through the years. She always kept me informed on how he was doing. He is now at peace and free from his pain.

  6. I would like to send my condolence to the family. I will miss Tom, we work together at Continental Insurance and I will always have the memories of him alway coming to my desk to question anything about rating. My prayers goes out to the family. Keep you head up and always remember the Lord is with you and will never leave your side.

    Cheryl Boulware

  7. I worked with Tom for several years and he was a kind, fair man with a very dry sense of humor. If he said it, you could believe it, a true man of his word. He will be missed by many.

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