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Dorothy Jean Lewis 82

October 8, 1939 — February 21, 2022

Dorothy Jean Lewis 82

Dorothy Jean Templeton Lewis was born on October 08, 1939, to the parents of Charlie Templeton and Beatrice Harris.

Dorothy was the knee-baby of seven girls and four boys. She completed her education at Fredonia High School. Dorothy joined Fredonia Baptist church at an early age. Dorothy later went to college for mortuary degree where she trained at Bigham Mortuary.

She became an Eastern Star. She married Shelly “Bobby” R. Lewis in California. To this union Lamoor, “Elmo” Lewis, and Erbia “Donnie” Ladon Lewis were born.

She and her husband then joined Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church where she became the Church Clerk, Women Sunday School Teacher, President of the Choir, and the Deaconess Board. She then rejoined Fredonia Baptist Church where she served on the Deaconess Board, Mission Board, sang in the senior choir, and worked in the kitchen until her health failed.

She ran the Jeanie Café and Tango Teenage Club in Longview, TX. She worked at Snow White, Alpine, and Village Cleaners for most of her adult life, but retired to care for her spouse. She was also known for pressing and curling women's hair. She loved her family and friends dearly. She was always ready to help anyone in their time of need.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Shelly Lewis, sons Lamoor Lewis & Erbia Lewis I., her parents, Charlie & Beatrice Templeton, and siblings LT Templeton, LC Templeton, Isiah Templeton, Mattie Mae Moore Templeton, Louise Wright Templeton, Donnel Williams Templeton, Mozell Ingram Templeton, Pauline Perry Templeton, Charlie Templeton Jr, & Louella Alex Templeton.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory daughter Lahoma Lewis Duffey (Rodney) and sons Lamoor Lewis Jr (Gee), Erbia Lewis II (Penny). She also leaves brother-in-law Earl Lewis, Jerry Lewis (Regina), sister-in-law Alice Speights, daughter-in-law Sikirit Lewis, and grandchildren Lekeithan Lewis, Latriece Thomas (Jeremiah), Joseph Pittman Jr, Carmen Pittman, Jerrian Lewis, Shaniya Lewis, Jaz’Lyn Lewis, Erbia Lewis III, Gaven Lewis, great-grandchildren Asheri Thomas & Josiah Pittman, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


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