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Lewis Leland Ashmore


1931 - 2008 Obituary Condolences
Lewis Leland Ashmore Oct. 16, 1931 - Mar. 24, 2008 A celebration of life will be Monday, March 31, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Life Awareness Center, 20824 Country Club Drive, Tehachapi, CA (661) 822-7578. Lewis was born in Cleveland, Mississippi. At the age of 18 he became an ordained minister and has been preaching nationwide since. He married Annie Lee Hudson on December 23, 1950 in Oxford, Mississippi. They were blessed with 6 children; Lewis D. Ashmore born 1952, Judy D. Ashmore born 1956, Virginia A. Ashmore born 1961, Brenda L. Ashmore born 1962, Terence D. Ashmore born 1964, Gracie Ashmore born 1966; and 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 sons-in-law, Barney Helms and Chris Hunt; daughter-in-law, Theresa Ashmore; sisters, Virginia and Elsie; brothers, Boyce and Dennis; adopted sisters, Ruthie and Betty. Lewis was a great inventor, a published writer as well as visionary and humanitarian. Lewis was in the processof making a major motion picture of his book, "The Modesto Messiah." Lewis was preceded in death by his father, Leland; mother Eula; sister Mary Lou; son Lewis Dwayne; grandson Adam Wesley; and son-in-law Brian Bumgarner. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at the Bank of Sierra, 21000 Mission Blvd., Tehachapi, CA. Lewis is infinitely and eternally loved by his family and friends! Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 28, 2008
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