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Merle White Lewis

September 23, 1928 December 1, 2018
Merle White Lewis
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Obituary for Merle White Lewis

Merle White Lewis, 90, went to be with the Lord on Saturday December 1, 2018 surrounded by family. A funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, December, 3, 2018 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Florence with burial following in Clear Branch Cemetery. Visitation with family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m.


Merle was born on September 23, 1928, in Rankin County, the daughter of the late Henry and Nannie White. Merle spent her professional life working at Mississippi School Pictures (Jostens Photography) first in the accounting department and retiring as a computer programmer.


Merle was a devoted Christian and founding and faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher, as well as in numerous other roles. She enjoyed God's beautiful world.


Merle was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and in her later years painting. She was known for her kindness and generosity towards others, she loved to help people.


Merle will be remembered for always seeing the positive blessings in life and cherished spending time with her family.


Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin A. Lewis and her siblings.


She is lovingly survived by her daughters, Bonita Tanton (Dewayne) of Pine Bluff, AR; Gail Patterson (John) of Pearl; grandchildren, Kay Hammond, Mandy Grimm, Amy Patterson, David Tanton, James Tanton and 6 great grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2194 White Road, Florence, MS 39073 or to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

3

Dec

1:00 PM 12/3/2018 1:00:00 PM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

2194 White Rd,
Florence , MS 39073

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
2194 White Rd, Florence 39073 MS
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

3

Dec

3:00 PM 12/3/2018 3:00:00 PM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

2194 White Rd,
Florence , MS 39073

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
2194 White Rd, Florence 39073 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Clear Branch Cemetery Final Resting Place

Clear Branch Road
Florence , MS 39208

Clear Branch Road Florence 39208 MS
United States
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