Marie Lewis, 94 years old, of Gary, IN made her transition peacefully to be with the Lord on September 2, 2017. Marie was born to the late Louis and Alice McLaurin. She was the seventh of ten children. She was a faithful member of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church for over 60 years. Marie was employed at Northlake Methodist Hospital as a Surgical Technician for 35 years. After retirement she became a foster grandparent with the Gary Community School Corporation for an additional ten years. Marie was married to the love of her life, Overee Lewis for 56 years until his death. To this union three children were born Jerry (MaryAnn) Lewis of Gary, June (Wallace) Hatten, of Gary ; Jeffrey Michael (Rhoda) Lewis of Seaford, DE; 7 grandchildren;16 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; Sister Cleo Johnson of Southfield, MI; and a host of family and friends. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother; She is preceded in death by her husband, son, parents and 8 siblings. Visitation Saturday September 9, 2017 from 9-11:00 a.m. with family hours from 10-11:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. all services at Jerusalem M.B. Church 1741 Fillmore Street. Rev. Isaac, Culver, Jr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2017.