Mrs. Donnette, age 71, of Bunkie, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011 in her residence. She was a retired nursery teacher and a member of Amazon Baptist Church. She graduated from Carver High School and attended Grambling College. She was baptized at an early age at St. Paul Baptist Church by Rev. H. Y. Woods. She lived in Houston, Texas and then moved back to Bunkie after retiring.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Donnette; her parents, Booker T. and Elidee Hilts Lewis; three brothers, John W. Lewis, Booker T. Lewis, Michael Lewis; and one sister, Francis Lewis.
She is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Lewis of Houston, Texas; one son, John Wesley Lewis of Bunkie; four sisters, Maxine Russell of Houston, Texas, Shirley Williams of Alexandria, Eola Hobbs of Bunkie and Diana Sheppard of Bunkie; two brothers, McKinley Lewis and Melvin D. Lewis of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Keri Lewis Rene' of Houston, Texas and John Wesley Lewis of Houston, Texas; one great-grandson, James Earl Lewis of Houston, Texas and one god-child, Michelle Myles of Houston, Texas.
Visitation will be at Amazon Baptist Church on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 9 a.m. until service time. Please share sympathies, memories and condolences at www.melanconfunerals.com.