Nollie Dean Lewis

Published 6:00 pm Monday, January 17, 2022

Graveside service for Nollie Dean Lewis will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, at Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mr. Lewis, 89, of Brookhaven, passed away January 16, 2022, in Brookhaven, MS. He was born in Bluffton, AR, November 17, 1932, to James Webster Lewis and Pearl Frances Hanshew. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a manager of Tower Loan and worked with Herring Gas. He was an accomplished carpenter, working with WM Redd and Rodney King. He was a self-taught artist, musician and singer, a gifted writer and lyricist. In his spare time Mr. Nollie would tinker with wood and metal and could fix anything. He was always willing to help his neighbors or anyone in need. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. Mr. Nollie was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend and was not afraid to instruct youngsters valuable life lessons. He was a man of integrity and determination and will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Marie Boyd Lewis; his parents; siblings, Maudie Lewis, Larry Lewis, Maxie Lewis and sister-in-law, Andra Lewis; brother-in-law, Carlton Brown; sister-in-law, Jeanne Lewis; and half-brothers James Lewis and Leland Lewis.

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Those who are left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Cathy Lewis Britt, Debbie Lewis Vinson (Scott), and Lisa Lewis Jarancik (Mike); brothers, James M. Lewis, Steve Lewis (Sherry); sister, Bonnie Brown; sister-in-law, Carolyn Roberts; brother-in-law, Robert Earl Boyd; 13 grandchildren, Dewayne Smith, Brad Britt (Kristy), Jimmy Britt, Landon Case (Megan), Lacey Brozovich (Billy), Philip Jarancik (Megan), and Chris Jarancik (Kay), Laura McKay (Joseph), Leah Fraysur (Ben), Lydia Britt, Devin Vinson, Jordan Vinson, and Parker Vinson; and 15 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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