Minnie “Jane” Lewis

Memorial services for Minnie Jane Lewis, 83, Lawrence, KS will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at First Regular Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrence, KS. Inurnment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. She died peacefully at her home with her family at her side on December 23, 2015.

Jane was born May 28, 1932 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Charles C. and Anna Rose (Payne) Coleman.

She worked for 22 years as a customer service representative for Southwestern Bell.

Jane married Robert E. Lewis on July 2, 1987 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death on December 28, 2009.

She is survived by her daughter, Belinda K. Denson of Hampton, Virginia; a son, Martin T. “Marty” Brown of Lakeside, CA; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Coleman of Lawrence, KS and Charles Coleman of Rio Vista, CA; two sisters, Nina Gordon of North Carolina and Georgia Belle of Lawrence, KS. She was preceded in death by her daughters Selma Southard and Cheryl Brown.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or to the National Organization for Rare Disorders to help with research for Cold Agglutinin and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.


7 Condolences

  1. Louis/Linda Tolbert on December 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    To the family of Minnie Lewis our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

  2. Rhonda Birdsong on December 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Jane Lewis. Heaven has truly received an angel! May God keep you in His arms and guide you all during this difficult time. Love you all, The Birdsong Family.

  3. Ramon Noches on December 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I remember Minnie from my earliest days as a child in North Lawrence. I extend to her family my prayers and deepest sympathy.

    Ramon Noches, Austin, Texas

  4. Jennifer Thomas Gomez on December 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I was very sad to learn of Nana Jane’s passing. I was one of her step grandkids and am fond of the memories of Nana Jane and my Grandpa Art…my prayers to her children, remaining family and friends. May God’s peace surround you.

  5. Amanda Montgomery (Reusch) on December 30, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Belinda and Marty,
    My heart is truly hurting. I saw Jane a couple years ago and we sat and talked about Selma for a very long time! I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I would have known about the passing of Jane before now. I am praying for your family.

    Amanda Montgomery, Kimberly and Kaitlyn Reusch

  6. Debbie Vignatelli Konzem on December 31, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    It was a true pleasure to work with Minnie/Jane at Southwestern Bell. She was so professional, took pride in her work and always looked like she stepped out of a fashion magazine
    I hope her family will find peace and comfort in warm memories.
    I’m sorry for your great loss.
    Debbie Vignatelli

  7. jill pilch on January 11, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    i was so sorry to hear of jane’s passing…..i really enjoyed working with her at swb…
    she had a great sense of humor and always looked like she could walk the runway…

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