Norma Jane Alexander Lewis of Topeka, departed this life July 18, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was born February 3, 1928 in Topeka, the daughter of Earl and Anna Mae Alexander. She was the second oldest of four siblings. She attended Topeka public schools and graduated from Highland Park High School. She attended Washburn University. Norma worked as a psychiatric aide at Topeka State Hospital for 42 years.
She is survived by her husband, Lester O. Lewis; her 3 children, Lester A. Lewis (Sharon) and Marva Redick (Fidel Dillard), both of Topeka, and Carmen Burton (Kenneth) of Pocatello, Idaho; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Edward Alexander (Bobbie) and Allan Alexander (Leigh), and 2 sisters, Marion Atkinson and Earlene Redmon (Donald), all of Topeka; 1 brother-in-law, Leon Lewis, of Denver, CO; and 1 sister-in-law, Irma Scroggins, of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Norma J. loved people and there were no strangers in her midst. Most importantly, she loved the Lord. If God had not called her to a higher calling, she would be here ministering His word. No doubt each of you has a special story you shared with her. Norma J. was a loving mother, daughter, wife and friend and we all know that she is smiling. May she rest in peace. A memorial service will be held at Dove Cremation & Funeral Service on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 1:00PM.
“I’ll Be Waiting”
Death is merely an advancement to Glory. I have only stepped up to the next beautiful level. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Please remember me by my old familiar name Norma J. Speak to me in the same way which you always used to. Laugh as we always did at the little jokes and memories of the past. Play. Smile. Think of me. Remember to pray for me. Let my name and my joyful spirit be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without affect and without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant, the good, the bad and the unplanned. Why should I be out of mind just because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just up above. –Norma Jane Alexander Lewis