Mrs. Meriam Lorrene Dew Oaks, 86, of Lake City, died Sunday, January 27, 2013 in The Health Center of Lake City. A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Mrs. Oaks had been a resident of Lake City for the past fifty-two years having moved here from Bainbridge, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late John Henry Dew and Letisha Louise Greene Dew. Mrs. Oaks had worked as a sheet metal mechanic for the Aero Corporation prior to retiring. In her spare time she enjoyed going to yard sales, making crafts, reading, camping in the mountains, her grandchildren, and spending time with her family. She was an avid collector of cabbage patch dolls. Mrs. Oaks was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Broadway Oaks to whom she was married for fifty-seven years, her daughter, Sheila Denise Oaks, her grand-daughter, Juanita Little Schroader and her brother, John Warren Dew.
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Mrs. Oaks is survived by three daughters, Sharon Parker (Terry); Susan Little (Jim) and Sandra Weichart all of Lake City; a son, Scott Oaks (Karen) of Danville, Virginia; her grandchildren, Todd Parker (Heather); Travis Parker (Jamie); Lisa Frazier, Shelli Little, Staci Brown, Ryan Brown (Brandi) all of Lake City; Dustin Hartman (Elizabeth) of Lilburn, Georgia; Ashley Starns (Jessie) of Lilburn, Georgia; Kara Oaks and Gavin Oaks of Danville, Virginia. Twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Oaks will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in the Chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Rev. Dusty Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for ONE HOUR PRIOR to the service on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 752-1234 Please share your thoughts and wishes for the family at our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com
Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home
458 S Marion Ave. Lake City, FL 32025
Published in Lake City Reporter on Jan. 29, 2013