Dovie Irena Lewis
March 30,1920 –September 1, 2022
Dovie Irena Lewis, age 102 was born March 30, 1920, to Bryan and Mary White in Meeker, Oklahoma. She passed from this life peacefully on September 1, 2022, at her home in Indianapolis, Indiana surrounded by her loved ones.
Her family moved to Indiana in December of 1933 where she attended Acton High School. After moving back to Oklahoma for a short time, she graduated in Indiana from Manuel High school in June of 1937. On January 1, 1933, at the young age of 12 She was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn by Brother Loyal Thompson. Irena spent many years serving the Lord. She was a faithful midwife, sincere in visiting and caring for the sick, and always quick to pray. Her greatest joys were going to church, visiting with the brethren, and talking about The Faith. On October 15, 1938, Irena married the love of her life Robert Lee Lewis. Out of this union 5 children were born: Grace Adell, Elizabeth Ellen, Robert Lee Jr., Morte Lee, and Jimmy Douglas. They were blessed with 48 ½ years together, living through the trials of WWII and losing 2 babies. They also had many joys including camping and traveling with their grandchildren and the brethren. She loved to have her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren over to spend the night. They spent many hours with her baking, playing games and listening to stories of olden days. They all enjoyed the annual dart gun fight on Christmas day at her house. She was known for her coffee cake, fudge and cookies. She will always be remembered wearing heels and dressing up for every occasion.
Irena is survived by daughter Elizabeth Ellen Jacob (Kenny), son Morte Lewis (Joyce Clark), sister Mary Joann Nation, Brother-in-law John Skinner, 10 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren, 29 Great- Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great-GreaGreat Grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, friends, and brethren.
Irena was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lewis, daughter Grace (Norman) Nation, sons Robert Jr. and Jimmy, Grandson Doug Jacob, Granddaughter Pam Nation, Great Granddaughter Baby Angel Jacob, Great Great Granddaughters Henley Jacob and Ella Byers, Great Great Grandson Ace Jacob, Brothers Carl (Mattie) and JB (Mary Ellen) White, Sisters Louise Evans, Lenora White, Glenda Mahurin, Janell Skinner, and LaRue White, and Brother-in-law Tom Nation.
Funeral service for Dovie Irena Lewis will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2022, at The General Assembly and Church of the First Born, 8560 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, Indiana with calling Thursday, (9/8/22) from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memory Garden, Greenwood,Indiana. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.chancefuneralhome.com
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