In memory of
Billy Joe Lewis Sr.
In memory of
Billy Joe Lewis Sr.
Billy Joe Lewis, Sr. Palm Desert - Billy Joe Lewis, Sr., 84, of Palm Desert, CA passed away on Tuesday, July 14th. He was born on March 23, 1936 in Long Branch, Panola County, Texas. Billy was married to the love of his life, Earma Jean Lewis who preceded him in death. He worked for The College of the Desert for 40 years where he retired. Billy Joe strongly believed in education and pushed every young person he came across to strive for more! Billy Joe is survived by his daughter, Andrée Smalls of Newport Beach, CA; sisters: Melba Pauley of Henderson, Texas, Ernestine Lewis and Eva Stephenson both of Longview, Texas. In addition to his wife, Billy Joe was preceded in death by his son, Billy Joe Lewis, Jr.; parents Tommy and Pearlene Lewis; brothers: James, Alfred, Clarence and Fred (Sam) Lewis; and one sister, Bonnie Lewis Hill. A private burial service will be held at Coachella Valley Public Cemetery on Friday, July 31st. A video tribute can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/441404389 Donations can be made in honor of Billy Joe Lewis, Sr. to College of the Desert - The Jackie K. Story Scholarship Fund https://www.codfoundation.org/donate/other/index.php and/or UNCF. Arrangements are being handled by Forest Lawn, Cathedral City, CA.
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Forest Lawn - Cathedral City
69855 East Ramon Road
Cathedral City, CA 92234
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In memory of
Billy Joe Lewis Sr.
Billy Joe Lewis, Sr. Palm Desert - Billy Joe Lewis, Sr., 84, of Palm Desert, CA passed away on Tuesday, July 14th. He was born on March 23, 1936 in Long Branch, Panola County, Texas. Billy was married to the love of his life, Earma Jean Lewis who preceded him in death. He worked for The College of the Desert for 40 years where he retired. Billy Joe strongly believed in education and pushed every young person he came across to strive for more! Billy Joe is survived by his daughter, Andrée Smalls of Newport Beach, CA; sisters: Melba Pauley of Henderson, Texas, Ernestine Lewis and Eva Stephenson both of Longview, Texas. In addition to his wife, Billy Joe was preceded in death by his son, Billy Joe Lewis, Jr.; parents Tommy and Pearlene Lewis; brothers: James, Alfred, Clarence and Fred (Sam) Lewis; and one sister, Bonnie Lewis Hill. A private burial service will be held at Coachella Valley Public Cemetery on Friday, July 31st. A video tribute can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/441404389 Donations can be made in honor of Billy Joe Lewis, Sr. to College of the Desert - The Jackie K. Story Scholarship Fund https://www.codfoundation.org/donate/other/index.php and/or UNCF. Arrangements are being handled by Forest Lawn, Cathedral City, CA.
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Forest Lawn - Cathedral City
69855 East Ramon Road
Cathedral City, CA 92234
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