Dorothy Mae Lewis, was born on April 10, 1938 in Brandon, MS to the union of the late Harvey and Lanie Mae Paige. She was the oldest of seven children, the late Harvey “Bubba” Paige, Jr., the late John D “Rockefeller” Paige (Thelma), Robert E. “Morris” Paige of Jackson, MS, Percy L. Paige of Jackson, MS, Sandra P. Johnston of New Orleans, LA, and Joyce P. Berniard (Robert) of Kent, WA.
She is preceded in death by her late husband James N. Lewis and grandson Michael Chancellor Jr.
Dorothy spent many years in her youth being raised by her grandparents, Broddie Myers and Eula Fairly Myers in Mississippi. She was baptized at a young age and received the Lord as her savior. She received her education from the Rankin county school system. She later moved to New Orleans and reunited with her mother. She was a very kind and loving person to all and would often open her home to help anyone in need. She loved to travel our beautiful country. She loved a good road trip and being treated special on an occasional flight. Even after moving to Seattle, she often drove home across the country to visit family. She never met anyone who did not love her vivacious spirit and personality; chatting with anyone in her path. In her spare time, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, and soap operas. Her favorite movie of all time was Purple Rain. While residing in Chicago with Felix Scott, they both worked for many years at the Zenith Corporation. After a few years in New Orleans, they relocated to Seattle, WA in 1978. Dorothy retired on August 1, 2004 after working 17 years at the University of Washington.
Dorothy will truly be remembered as the matriarch of her family. She lived a life that was full and showered love on all her friends and family. She would call and visit everyone she knew when she was in town or in the area where ever they lived. Dorothy kept in touch with her family and friends until her declining health over the last few years…especially her dear friend Annie Stringer and her beloved cousin Bobbie Jean Miller.
Left to honor her memory are her children who she adored, Penny Chancellor Alphonse of Iowa; Kenneth Chancellor Sr. and Raymond Chancellor Sr. (Tammy) both of New Orleans, LA; Michael Chancellor Sr. (Tara) of Tacoma, WA; Lori Chancellor Garrett (Arthur II) of Marrero, LA; Phyllis Scott Lowe (Troy Sr.) and Valerie Scott Turner (Reggie) of Seattle, WA.
Included in her legacy are her 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. There was a special place in Dorothy’s heart for her sisters-in-law Dora Craft and Mary Shanklin of Mississippi and Yvonne Burkes of Chicago, IL.
Dorothy departed this life after a brief illness on Monday April 13, 2020, shortly after her 82nd birthday. She will truly be missed by her family and all who experienced her loving
kindness. To all who loved her, know that she loved, enjoyed and appreciated you. She is now at certain peace with our Lord and Savior.
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