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Delores Adell Lewis, 80, a long-time resident of Alamogordo, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2014. Delores was preceded in death by her husband Lester Lewis in 1973; her sons: Lance Lewis in 1995 and Lavoy Lewis in 2011, and her grandson Charley Woods III in 2010.
She is survived by her children: Allegra Woods and her husband Charley of Colorado; Lester Lewis Jr. and his wife Sandra; Adair Lewis; Leonard Lewis; Lyle Lewis and Alita Lewis; Lamont Lewis of Mississippi, and Larone Lewis of California, along with 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She had two sisters: Sylvia (Pinky) Bryant of California and Shirley Ann Allen and her husband NC of Ohio; a nurse, friend and daughter Traci Stegen; confidant Janet Payton and good friends, Boogee Woltz and Jeanie (Red) Hawkins.
Delores Lewis was a wonderful woman who loved, believed and had faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Fifty years ago Delores gave her heart and soul to our Savior Jesus Christ, allowing him to lead her down a path of righteousness. She always believed and had faith in the paths that the Lord set before her. Her spirituality and praise shined through every aspect of her life through her words, love of music, prayer, readings of the gospel and her faith. Delores would often say: "Trust in the Lord for he always knows what to do."
Delores was an amazingly strong and independent woman. She was loving and caring to anyone in need or those she met. After her husband's early death, with God's grace, she took the bull by the horns and raised 10 exquisitely beautiful children. Delores was always willing to sacrifice herself by working many jobs to support her wonderful family. Delores became an independent Avon Dealer in Alamogordo where she befriended many people. Delores unconditionally loved all living things people, animals and plants; she especially had a passion for her Roses.
Services will be conducted at 10 am, Monday, May 5, at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel which is located on First Street with Pastor Flora Padilla officiating.
Delores's Spiritual Celebration will be held after the service at the St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1114 Indiana Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Should friends desire, donations may be made in Delores's name to the
The Lewis family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements.
Cremation has taken place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org
Alamogordo Funeral Home
2301 1st Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 3 to June 2, 2014