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Carl Earl Lewis
February 1, 1944 ~ April 28, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
Carl Earl Lewis was born on February 1, 1944, to the late Carl Lee Lewis and
Lillian McAlister Lewis. He was their only child. After finishing Central High School in
1962, he studied two years at Jarvis Christian College before moving to California where he
met and married Wendolyn and they had one son Michael Lewis.
While in California he worked at Rochester Clothing Big and Tall as a salesman.
Then he became part owner of his own clothing store called Cappies Boutique Women’s
Wear. He also worked at various other jobs while living there.
Later on, his father became ill, and he moved back to Jefferson to help his mother.
While here he worked at Lone Star Steel and Jefferson Community Center. During this time
his mother became ill and passed while he was working for meals on wheels.
He met his wife Dianna (Mona) Thomas in 2014 and they were married in July
2015. He became the stepfather of Deon, Sherri, Terri, and Carvis. He loved them dearly.
He was a former member of Logan Chapel United Methodist Church. Later he
worshipped with St. Luke Methodist Church.
On Jan 9, 2022 during the pandemic, he was baptized and became a member of South Side
Church of Christ in Linden, TX. under the leadership of Bro. Eric Bradley Sr. where he was
faithful until his death.
Preceding him in death are his father Carl Lee Lewis and mother Lillian McAlister
Survivors include his loving son Michael Lewis (Dawn); granddaughters Michele
and Dawnyelle Lewis of California; his dedicated wife Dianna (Mona) Lewis; stepson Deon
Williams of Daingerfield, TX; stepdaughters Sherri and Terri Thomas both of Longview,
TX; stepson Carvis Taylor of Longview, TX; thirteen grandchildren; adopted brother
through love William King (Linda); adopted sister through love Karen Halton of Dallas, TX,
and a host of loving cousins, neighbors, and friends.