Our precious Deedrie Naomi (Thorpe) Lewis, of Virginia Beach, passed from this earthly life, tragically in an automobile accident, on February 15, 2018. She is now in the arms of the Angels and is celebrating with her Lord, Jesus Christ, in Heaven, along with her family members who have also passed, as well as her beloved pets, Chigger, Alfie, Sammy, Bitsy, Sassy, and her grand dog, Zoe.
Dee was born in Port Arthur, TX to Willie Franklin Thorpe and Naomi Sam (Roberts) Thorpe on March 6, 1947, both of whom preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her grandmother, Novella (Duncan) Todd; her favorite aunt, Sylvia (Thorpe) Davis; and her big sister, Jo Lynn (Campbell) Cash.
Dee is survived by her husband, soul mate, and love of her life, Robert (Bob) Wayne Lewis. They were happily married for 51 years. She is also survived by her loving daughters, Desiree’ Dawn (Tibbets) Hargroder, and Laura Lynn (Lewis) Ennis; her son, Michael Wayne Lewis; grandson, Dalton Steven Ennis; granddaughters, Samantha Naomi Lewis, Amanda Virginia Lewis, Amanda Claire Tibbets, Courtney Elizabeth Caitlin and Logan Lynn Ennis. She is also survived by her two great granddaughters, Peyton Ray Brunelle and Freya Wren Deckerpont.
Dee is also survived by her loving baby Sister, Sylvia Diane (Thorpe) Russi, and her nieces Cindy Lynn (Cash) Jacobs, and Taylor Lynn Russi. She is also survived by her nephews Billy Carl Cash, Darrell Wade Cash, and Travis Lynn Russi, and four great nephews and one great niece.
Dee is also survived her precious fur babies, Buddy and Bella (who miraculously survived the fatal crash), and her beautiful grand dog, Macy Mae.
Dee’s life revolved around her family and fur babies, but her life’s passion was decorating and gardening. She graduated from the Art Institute of Houston, with a degree in Interior Design, in 1993. Dee owned several interior design businesses in Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, and had many commercial and individual clients. Over the years she always had beautifully decorated homes and breathtaking flower gardens. Dee was so talented and artistic, and she created so much beauty, for so many people. Dee truly loved making everything beautiful around her.
Dee will be greatly missed by her loving family and life-long friends, but this is not good-bye, it is just so long for now, until we meet again…
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