Zena Faith Newsome, 17

Zena Faith Newsome, 17 of Elkhorn City, KY passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024. Zena was born March 22, 2007 in Pikeville, KY. She was a student at East Ridge High School and attended the Jubilee Church, Pikeville, KY.

Zena is survived by her parents, Rocky and Tanya Newsome Taylor of Elkhorn City, KY and father; Dike Ben Newsome of Pikeville, brothers, Austin Ray Newsome and Ryan Austin Haynes both of Elkhorn City, KY; a sister, Destiny Nichole Akers of Williamson, WV. She is also survived by maternal grandmother, Judy Ann Ray of Elkhorn City, KY, and paternal grandparents, Earl and Jessica Taylor of Elkhorn City, KY.

Visitation will be from 6-10 PM Saturday, May 18 and 8AM-10PM Sunday, May 19, 2024 at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with services nightly at 7PM. The funeral will be conducted Monday, May 20, 2024 at 11AM from the chapel with Aaron Butler officiating. Burial will follow at the Ray Family Cemetery, Brushy, Kentucky.


  1. Laverne Harper says

    sending my sincere Empathy to Her Family members, Friends and all who knew Her 💔🌹⭐🙏

  2. Jewelne H Turner says

    Prayers and Love. So very sorry for the loss of your daughter. God Bless your Family !!

  3. Pastor Gary Gillispie says

    Praying for you family of Zena. What a precious girl and testimony for the LORD. Remember, someone is not lost, if you know where they are. You will meet again. Until then, may Jesus hold you in His loving arms and comfort you.

  4. Bayleigh Fuller says

    Sending all of my prayers and thoughts to the family and friends. I’m so heartbroken for you all. I know I wasn’t a close friend of Zena’s, but she still impacted me greatly. She lit up the room and hallways of East Ridge everywhere she went. I remember seeing her throughout school and she almost always had a big smile on her face. I remember back when I was a member at Artists Collaborative Theatre along with her. We would run around the entire theatre together. I recently got back a memory of us doing our makeup in the theatre when i was probably around 9 or 10. Our friendship may have been short but I am so blessed to have gotten to know her and to experience her joy. Rest easy beautiful Zena ❤️🕊️

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