Laura Alice Lewis

November 10, 1920 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 98)


On Thursday, August 8, 2019, Laura ‘Alice’ Hughes Lewis, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the age of 98.

Funeral services will be Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2:00pm at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Interment will follow in Morton Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home and also beginning at 1:00pm Sunday.

Alice was born on November 10, 1920 in Smith County to the late Guy and Minnie Hughes. She was a life-long resident of Morton.

She loved spending time with family and friends, but she truly loved the Lord with all her heart and enjoyed attending services at Two-Mile Baptist Church where she was a life-long, charter member. One of her most enjoyable memories was traveling home and the gathering of family to attend yearly Homecoming services at Sardis Baptist Church in Morton.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Lewis; parents Guy and Minnie Hughes; daughter, Cybil Lewis Mallernee; sisters, Lyda Mayo (Van), Gladys Bounds (A.E.), Zelda Dukes (Woodrow), Truitt (Lou Ethel), Virgil Hughes, and Sylvia Ivy (Lester); grandchildren, Tim Lafhameyer and Tony Dobbs.

She is survived by her daughter, Imogene Lewis Lafhameyer (Chuck) of Brandon; grandchildren, Tanya Crawley (Cary) of Ridgeland, Lewis Lafhameyer of Brandon, Mark Lafhameyer (Kristen) of Memphis, TN, and Nikki McIntyre (Jeffrey) of Brandon; sisters-in-law, Edith Hughes Stacy and Myrtle Lewis Fortenberry; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

“Just whisper my name in your heart and I will be there until our eyes meet again.”  ~ Unknown

Memorials may be made to Sardis Baptist Church – Window Project Fund, 2002 SCR 514, Morton, MS 39117.

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August 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon
1360 W. Government St.
Brandon, MS 39042

Funeral Service
August 11, 2019

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon
1360 W. Government St.
Brandon, MS 39042

Interment following funeral service
August 11, 2019

Morton Memorial Gardens

Morton, MS 39117

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