Evan Harrison Newport
February 05, 2002 - November 27, 2009
Evan Harrison Newport, died at his home in Royal Oak, surrounded by his loving family, November 27, 2009. He was 7 years old. Evan was born February 5, 2002, in Royal Oak, to Penni (nee Alton) and Scott Newport.

Evan is survived by his parents, Scott and Penni, brother, Noah and sister, Chelsea. He is also survived by his grandparents, Bob and Doris Alton and Charlie and Carol Newport, several aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous caregivers and friends.

Homecoming Celebration Service at Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester Road, Troy, Saturday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9am. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 1-9pm.

Memorials appreciated to Mott Childrens Hospital, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 or St. John Walk with ME Hospice, 37650 Garfield, Clinton Twp., Michigan  48036. 
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Penni and Scott, i was thinking about the Christmas Evan is going to have this year in Heaven. He will be with the Heavenly hosts that announced our Lord's birth 2,000 years ago. He and will see and hear things unimaginable. Love you guys and praying for you all. Bets.

Betsy Newport Muehlhoff

Penni & Scott~ I sit here not even knowing what to say! While being at your house for the last 2 days and watching how God is carrying all of you and that the awesome example of life that Evan left is nothing short of amazing! Evan proved to others how faithful and consistent God is in his life of almost 8 yrs. His sweet precious face as he always had was still on his life when he saw Jesus friday morning. We will always love you and be there.... David, Debi, Alex & Collin

Debi and David Morgan

Scott, Penni, and Noah: I agree with Betsy, what a wonderful Christmas Evan will have in Heaven. I also cannot help but think of the fun he will have with my husband Craig and my dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Blessings, Donna

Donna Guthrie Edwards

Dear Scott, Peni & Noah, We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Evan was a remarkable child, Please let us know if there is anything we can do. I picture Evan in Heaven with out a flashlight because it is so bright and beautiful. Love Eric, Kristine and Ruby

kristine Kurzatkowski

EVAN I love you so much, I also miss you, I wish I could kiss you right now. Your super fantastic brother NOAH


Dear Chelsea, Mark and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mark Frohriep & Pam LaRue

We are so very sorry for your loss. This photo of Evan is such a good one, however, his smile and happiness is even greater now that he is in the arms of Jesus! What a gift from God that he left this world after a great Thanksgiving day of happy memories with you. We are honored and blessed to have known him in his life here on earth. Thank you. Our love and prayers remain constant for God's comfort and peace.

Barry, Keri & clan Blake

Dear Penni & Scott, As parents of these special children, our Angels-on-Loan, we know that this day will come when our children are welcomed Home by our Heavenly Father. And yet, it is so hard to let them go. Our hearts are hurting with you today. Please know that we hold you up in prayer, and ask God to fill your empty arms with peace, knowing Evan is now happy and running free in Heaven, in his perfect body. God Bless all of you. We send our love and prayers......

Suzanne & Erinne Williams

Penni and Scott, While the Word says- we do not grieve as those who have no hope...we do grieve. I pray that the God of all comfort will comfort you and hold you in His everlasting arms as you cry. He will carry you.


Hello Scott, Penni and family We wish you all the strength in these difficult days ahead of you. You have lost such a beautiful little boy. It was an honour to be a part of the difficult journey you all made. You all are in our prayers. Love Christiena from Holland mum to Quincy Alysha (ns) Bryan* and Cheyenne


He was a beautiful little boy and now a beautiful little angel. I am so sadden by his passing and your loss. May GOD be with you all.Please know that your family is in our prayers and our thoughts and our hearts always God bless you all

Burchett Family

We have never met in person, but in spirit, we are friends. As a Mother whose daughter went home to the Lord fifteen years ago, I have walked before you in the valley of grief. I am confident that the Lord we both love will sustain you, comfort you and assure you that Evan is Home. You have shared Evan with us, and we are so grateful. Sorrow does endure through the night, but joy does come in the morning. You and Penni have given us a powerful lesson in standing firm on the Rock which is Christ Jesus. You are in my prayers. With much love, Peggy

Peggy Harvey

Scott and Penni, I still remember the Kensington service where Steve Andrews spoke about Evan and what a precious gift he was. God made Evan specifically for the two of you knowing the blessings he would bring. He was truly a miracle child.

Jeff Belanger

Scott, Penni and Noah...I am so sorry for your loss . Please know that the love you shared with others through Evan has touched many, and so deeply. The sadness for your loss, as well as the prayers for your healing, are with you, and, by so many..Evan is truly an angel.

Donna Murphy

Evan was a child of beautiful spirit, full of love and pure joy. His life was divinely inspired. We will hold his memory dear in our hearts forever. I will always treasure his visit to Birmingham Covington School where he wowed a crowd of over 200 5th and 6th graders with his infectious charm and mischievous brilliance. He helped students learn to love all people regardless of their needs. What a gift! He is an angel now, and his spirit will guide us until we meet him again. Thank you, Evan, for your life lessons. Love, Rick, Mary Beth, Zack and Nick

Rick Joseph

Penni, Scott, Noah and Chelsea~ You ALL have taught so much to so many that surround you. I am blessed to have been one to of those people to have witnessed your Journey with Even. I am blessed to have been on the recieving ends of a few of his Loving kisses. Miles will forever remember his little buddy Evan. :) We will be there for his celebration.

Ann Filippis

Scott and Penni, what faith the Lord showed on you in choosing the right family to care for Evan. I am honored to have met him and how he brought you all into my life. A Child Loaned "I'll lend you for a little time A child of Mine." He said. "For you to love the while he lives And mourn for when he's dead. It may be six or seven year Or twenty-two or three But will you, till I call him back Take care of him for Me? He'll bring his charms to gladden you And should his stay be brief, You'll have his lovely memories As solace for your grief. I cannot promise he will stay Since all from Earth return, But there are lessons taught down there I want the child to learn. I've looked this wide world over In my search for teacher's true, And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you; Now will you give him all your love, Nor think the labour vain Nor hate Me when I come to call And take him back again? I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, They will be done, For all the joy Thy child shall bring, For the risk of grief we'll run. We'll shelter him with tenderness, We'll love him while we may, And for the happiness we've known, Forever grateful stay. But should the angels call for him Much sooner than we planned, We'll brave the bitter grief that comes And try to understand." Anonymous

Brian Hill

Dear Scott, Penni and Noah, We were all saddened to hear of Evan's passing. I've been thinking about what an amazing child Evan was in his short life and how wonderful your family is. God knew in his infinite wisdom that you Scott, Penni and Noah would be the perfect family for Evan here on Earth. Your love, dedication and commitment to Evan gave him a wonderful life and enriched your own and others. Noah, you are a very special brother. Bless you all at this time and in the months ahead. Love you, Sara and Brian

sara and brian hickey

Dearest Scott, Penni and Noah, My heart aches for you. Evan touched so many around the world thanks to TNSSG. I was so humbled to meet him at the TNSSG meeting in 04. He inspired me to keep fighting the fight, and to never, ever, give up. I like to think he is with 'T', Stacey, Tom, Shauna and too many others to mention and they are all looking down on us. With much love, Mich

Michelle Ellis

To the wonderful Newport family, Words can't express the awe I've felt over the years in watching the love and joy you have shared with one another, celebrating Evan with every new day. When you all meet again one day, Evan will be there, waiting with a loving embrace, for all your unending support and encouragement. God Bless you all as this new chapter in your life unfolds. May the warm and happy memories you have of Evan sustain you, and fill the void he left behind. Fondly, Kim Stanley

Kim Stanley

...the God of love and peace shall be with you. 2Corinthians 13:11

Vasquez Family

Scott, Penni, Noah and Chelsea, I will forever remember and love your sweet Evan. You "all" have touched me, changed me, and blessed me. God truly blessed my life when he introduced us through our sweet children, Evan and Payton and TNSSG. Thank your for your friendship, for being bold and strong in sharing your faith in our Lord and demonstrating the peace only He can bring to us in suffering and sorrow. I am so sad and sorrowful knowing the burden of grief that has been placed on your hearts with Evan's death. It breaks my heart to know this new path, new journey you are on. I pray that there is comfort in knowing you do not walk alone....our Father is by your side and promises to be with you always...as I know you know...but also those of us who love you and love Evan walk with you too... I can only imagine his homecoming...I can only imagine what it was like the moment Jesus introduces our sweet children to one another. What a joyful meeting and friendship it must be. It's been 6 years since our Father called Payton home....I miss her every moment I breathe...but there is peace in knowing I will see her again. I pray that the peace of the Lord that passes all understanding will rest in you at this moment and on into the future as you learn how to navigate in this life without Evan in your arms...but in your heart. My tender thughts, love and prayers are holding you close.

Heather Bazzocco and Family

Evan's presence in this world was a blessing to us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Penni, Scott and Noah, I am so sorry for your loss. I am very inspired by the love you have given to your family and to others. I'm very lucky to know your family. Isabella had so much fun with Noah and Evan at the Taylor Swift concert. Love you guys. Amy Marietta

Amy Marietta

Dear Evan's family, our heart beats with yours - may God bless your coming days and years and give you the strenght to live without your angel's earthly presence, until you gather together again in His loving arms. Irene, mum to Oliver, from Italy

Irene, mum to Oliver

Dear Scott, Penni and Noah, I am so sorry to hear about Evan. Wishing you all the strength and love to get through this. And a big hug from Casper too. Anne, Casper's mom from Belgium

anne de groot

Penni and family, i am so sorry for your loss. Stay strong you are all in my heart. love always Annie

Annie Griffiths

Evan, You have been such a blessing and a wonderful brother. You have taught me so much about life. I can't wait till I see you again, this time it will be for eternity. I love you Evan. Your Big Sis, Chelsea

Chelsea Newport

Dear Scott, Penni, Noah, and Chelsea, My heart aches for you all and I find life and death a mystery. But I know a few things: I know you must miss Evan terribly. And I know you gave him the best possible life, surrounded by love. And that you are full of appreciation for all that Evan had to give you in return. Like many, many people, I will never forget Scott's stories of Evan and how I continue to be inspired by your family.

Jennifer Bishop

Dear Scott and Penni family and friends, Even though you do not know us personally, that is not important. You connected us all through your writings and your thoughts over the years, the way you shared your lives with us all ...there are just no words to say how we feel this day. We celebrate, some may think that it is wrong or harsh...but Evans' life taught us that it is OK to celebrate in the life that God gave. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. Sandra and Wayne Gardner and family.

Sandra Gardner

Noah is a teammate of our grandson/nephew Michael Boyce. Evan's presence at the Chiefs practices and games will be deeply missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gordon, Martha, and Jim Sullivan

My sincere condolences. Evan will leave a huge void in your lives, but God will give you strength to overcome. Psalm 119:165 Irma

Irma Henderson

As soon as I met Evan we were attached at the hip. there is no doubt that Evan is a fantastic, amazing, bubbley, god made gift and he will always be in our heart he took a chunk of my heart he has never let go Evan had a smile on his face always and i will never forget him Evan has changed my life and touched everyone else 's you will be missed love you

Olivia Johnson

I will miss your smile and energy that you had every day.Also I will miss you,R.I.P-Justice Johnson

Justice Johnson

In theory parents are suppose to teach their children, but when considering Evan, this isn’t true. Evan taught our family so much in the little time we knew him. Every encounter with Evan was a true blessing and will not be forgotten. It is amazing that such a young soul could teach us to cherish every moment and to not take anything for granted. We are truly saddened by the loss of Evan but we know god is taking care of him now and that at any given moment we can remember his beautiful smile and enlightening ways. You guys are an amazing family filled with love. We are here for you if ever need anything.

Bob Karbousky, Tamra Karbousky, and Steven

Dear Penni, Noah, Scott and Chelsea, May GOD comfort you in your time of loss and lift Evan up to Heaven. Evan was such a loving child and Noah such a loving and patient big brother. May you take comfort from HIM and share your loss with each other but take care of your family because life is so short. It has been more than one year since I have lost my son, Nick. Nick is an angel in Heaven and is watching over us all and holds Evan in his arms and plays with him. May GOD,s love sustain you. Love,Dawn (one of Evan's nurses).

Dawn Bessie-Connolly RN

Penny and Scott---Although your family is but an acquaintence of mine--Dave Ryan spoke of you all so much and what joy there was with Evan that I feel like I know you. Evan was an amazing child and he surely will be missed. Take solace in knowing that he is in the best caring hands he could possibly be in. God bless your family


Though I only met Evan a few times, his story has inspired me and touched my heart deeply. My sincere condolences, love and prayers go out to Evan's family.

Kathryn Bremer Holzgen

I am praying for your family to feel a comfort and contentment in knowing that God is holding Evan in the palm of His hands now. God is so grateful that you took such good care of Evan while he was on loan to you. We will all see one another again and be whole. God is so great! I still miss seeing all of you on my walks. Kendra Dew

Kendra Dew

Our thoughts and Prayers are with your entire family. Evan's time with you was a precious gift that you were gracious to share with all of us in our huge Chief Family and I thank you for that. Love to all The Floyed Family

Tina Floyed

Evan was truely an amazing boy. He taught many of us how to appreciate life with just a little smile. Michael will always remember when Evan got to run the football at the fun practice on JV. The Chiefs practices will not be the same without his little tricks for attention (unplugging his ventilator or playing fetch with a stick), but most of all, his beautiful smile. Once a Chief, always a Chief! God Bless to the Newport Family.

The Boyce Family

Scott, Penni and Noah... Please know you all are in my heart and prayers...your precious Evan was such an inspiration and gift for us all...Bless you.

Julie Piazza

Dear Scott, Penni, Noah and Chelsea..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Evan is a light that shone bright while here and will now shine forever in your hearts and in heaven..god bless you and your entire family.

Scott Mary Brenton and Bryan DeGroot

Much Love your way, Just looking at Evan brought a big-ol country smile to my face, at first I thought Evan had to be treated with kid gloves, then Noah started loving on Evan, rough-housing, just being a big brother. My fondest memory w/E was when I came in the back door of your home and Evan walked up to me took me by the hand and walked me to the living room where he promptly sat on the floor w/a ball and wanted me to set up the bowling pins so that he could bowl a few frames, he was not only smart but also bowled a lot of strikes. Thanks for all your family has done for mine. Much Love Dave

David Ryan

Dear Penni, God blessed you with a smiling, blonde, curly haired little angel, but oh he could run so fast out the back door. All the little and big things he did I will miss. I must have bought 20 or more mag flashlights for him to play with, or the toaster oven he would always watch and clap his hands, the tickle me Elmo he had no use for. I loved your sweet little boys like they were mine. Love, Dawn

Dawn Bessie-Connolly

My daughter-in-law, Mir Haynes, let me know about your loss, and I'm so sorry to hear about it. I'm praying for you and your family. May the Lord bring you comfort at this sad time.

Donna Haynes

Evan has touched lives near and far... May the joy his life brought his family, friends and those, like us, who never met him, carry on and help others through our struggles. Peace be with you all Lisa Jennings mom to Monica (15yo, decannulated 9/08) Weymouth, MA

Lisa Jennings

To the Newport family, especially you Scott, Penni and Noah. We sure are happy that we got to meet Evan in this Universe. He sure was a blessing to us and to many. I will miss his kisses and also how he used to "beat me up" I could sure used a "hit" right now. While my heart aches for him, I am sure yours is too. When you are in your quiet moments, when the everyone else is going on with their lives and that feeling of loneliness and emptiness and sadness fill your hearts for the want of Evan, this is when I pray that God will hold your hands and caress and comfort you all. May he dry every tear that falls from your eyes and heal your hearts when it breaks. We love you all - McQuades

Pete, Pat & Hayley McQuade

Noah and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I also have a special needs child and I know how much joy they can bring to our lives. I know you must have been a wonderful brother, and will miss him alot! We are all praying for your family. Love, Mrs. Downey, music at Northwood

Catherine Downey

Scott, Penni, Noah & Chelsea: What to say and where to begin. I remember when sweet Evan was born. Scott came down to see my Walt in the hospital, and then I went up to the neo-natal to see Evan, a precious little boy. During this journey there have been so many ups and downs and yet all the while God in control. Thanks for your demonstration of your unconditional love for him, you were a great example to all of us. Now Evan is dancing with the Angels on those beautiful streets of gold, and we will see him again, what a comforting thought. Now my prayer for you Scott & Penni is to hang on to the Lord and to each other for dear life, making new memories with Noah & Chelsea & each other. I just know Walt and he have had a talk. My love to you, and I will continue to uphold you before the Lord. A friend shared these verses with me when Walt died, and I am sharing them with you. Psalm 91:1-4. Love, Shirley

Shirley Toepler

Earth was lent an angel-- Very few his years. All heaven bids him welcome, Neglecting not our tears. He is now with Jesus-- Nevermore to sigh. Evan, many loved you-- Wished you wouldn't die. Peace our Savior promised-- Our hearts He died to mend. Reunion day is coming-- True friendships never end.

Dawn Escoto, Scott's former teacher

Scott, Penni, Carole, Charlie, and the rest of the Newport clan--Although I never met Evan, I can sense his beautiful spirit. The reason for his brief life is evident to all. "We sorrow not as those without hope," yet your hearts must be aching, oh so deeply. Be assured that,"Underneath are the everlasting arms." (Deut. 32:27) God's ways are not our ways, but they are always perfect and good. May you find comfort in His word, His presence, and the mutual love of those who surround you. I hope to read some of Scott's writings about Evan's precious life.

Dawn Escoto

Evan, I miss you and I wish I could have seen you more often. I love you so much.


To Penni, Scott, Chelsea, Noah and Evan's extended family....As we have celebrated with you in your times of joy, so now we mourn with you in your time of grief. Our hearts are filled with sadness for you and the emptiness in your arms and hearts. Evan, the baby who wasn't supposed to survive much beyond birth, went on to accomplish incredible, amazing things in his short life. He was a child with gifts and abilities that could only have come from God. Evan deeply touched the lives of all who ever came in contact with him and even some who didn't. You each had a special place in his life that made him greater and stronger and enabled him to live almost eight precious years here on this earth. In the midst of our sadness for you, though, we are not sad for Evan. We rest in God's promise that he is now well and whole and no longer has any of the problems that limited him during his life...no need for medicine, or tubes, or doctors, or surgeries. He is well and whole. We are grateful and humbled to know you and to have observed the sweet care and overwhelming, unconditional love that you showered on Evan. You are all so very precious. We are praying for you and want to say from the deepest part of our hearts, we love you. Pat & Rich Yeakey

Pat & Rich Yeakey

We are sorry for your loss but what great memories you have. Now Evan will celebrate Christmas in Heaven with Jesus, the Reason for the Season. He's got a new body and good health and best of all you will all see him again some day in heaven. Our prayer is for strength and peace in the coming days.

Otto & Donna Melby

To the loving family of a blessed and beautiful soul, whose journey is now at peace. I did not know you personally, but what I do know is this..The love of the community in which we live, the love of the RoyaL Oak Fire Department; who shared in your lives and the love of the our God, has been there for you through these past seven years. Your angel now graces us in ways we can not even imagine. I can only hope that the joy, love and heartache that you have experienced will be a lesson to us all, as you continue in your journey as well. May Evan rest in peace, as we know he will...

Gayle Delaney

My son Malcolm jr. and I realy enjoyed hanging out with Evan every sunday at Brightmoor. He was allways full of energy, leading us around the church and giving everyone high fives. One of my favorite moments with Evan was when the three of us would slip into the sanctuary every sunday morning during praise and worship, and we would be singing and dancing directly behind the chior, on the other side of the wall. My family and I miss Evan alot and are glad he is in heaven. We love you guys.

Malcolm Brumwell & family

Dear Penni, Scott, Noah and Chelsea, The celebration of Evan's homecoming was beautiful!Thank you for including me in the balloon send off to Heaven. I pointed out to Penni the sun's rays shining through the clouds, lighting the way. And even after the luncheon, i noticed the rays were still shining brilliantly down across the sky welcoming Evan into the waiting arms of our Lord. I did not cry the entire service, since it was truly a celebration, but when the pastor said the grace before lunch and mentioned that this will be Evan's 1st Christmas in Heaven, I broke down a bit. I believe Evan is talking and laughing now, perhaps he will meet my son who left our arms in 1982. I will give no "good-byes", since you have become part of my family. "Some people come into your life, and quickly go...others make footprints on our heart, and we are never the same" I will cherish those footprints.... chris, RN

chris, RN

One love

Caroline & Christopher

Scott & Penni, Praying for your peace and thanking God for the incredible pleasure of meeting Evan and both of you. Our lives were forever touched by the precious spirits that our Havenly Father has given you as you have so loving cared for your children. May you rest in the arms of Jesus as He gives you strength for the days ahead. Blessings and Love in Christ, Cherie

Cherie O'Malley

Scott & Penni, I was getting the Christmas angels out today and my thoughts were drawn to you and your little angel. God has a special place for him I know. How priveledged you were to have him even for such a short time. God choose you to raise this special one for an example to all of us. You will be blessed.

Tom & Marion Monroe

Many blessings being sent to the entire Newport family. Penni even though I haven't seen you in many years, when I look at Evan's beautiful face I am reminded of your outgoing personality and loving heart. Evan was lucky to have you and Scott for parents. May god continue to wrap his arms around you and Scott and give you comfort. I will keep you in my prayers my friend. - Brenda

Brenda Gayle

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