Carla Lewis

Carla Lewis

Friday, February 5, 1960 Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Obituary for Carla Michele Lewis

Carla Michele Lewis
Carla Michele Minus Lewis, 59, made her entrance into this world two (2) months prematurely on February 5, 1960. She was the older of two (2) children born to the late Reverend Dr. Homer W. Minus and Barbara Elizabeth Simpers Minus. She was born in Mercy Douglas Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Carla was educated In the Capitol School District. During her middle and high school years she volunteered with the migrant program, fundraised for UNICEF, studied tap and jazz dancing at Marion Tracy Dance Studio, roller skating lessons, and briefly played the flute. She participated in the Ebony Club at Dover High School. Carla graduated from the former Delaware State College, now University, with a BS in Biology. She participated in talent shows at Del State in the dorms, one time impersonating one of her favorite musical artists- Prince! After college, she worked at Perdue later relocating to the Newark area and began working at Porter State Service Center lab in Wilmington, DE. Carla met and married the love of her life, the late Dr. Moses E. Lewis, DVM on November 28, 1987 in Dover, DE. They traveled to various states and out of the country. In November 2007, they were blessed with Moses Elijah, their son.

Carla was a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority and enjoyed participating in events her sorority planned. Carla was very intelligent and always wanted to learn more. She later pursued education for paralegal, certified nursing assistant, earned her LPN from Del TECH, then returned to Delaware State and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, passed her boards and became a registered nurse. She worked for various nursing agencies, nursing homes in the New Castle and Wilmington areas, and hospitals such as Emily Bissel and St. Frances. Most recently she relocated to Felton, DE and worked for EPIC HHC until her health prevented her from continuing.

Carla attended Christ Episcopal Church in her early years then began attending church in New Castle. Following her move to Felton she began attending Whatcoat United Methodist Church.
Carla loved to travel, watch movies, spend family time, and SHOP!!! At times, she would be quiet however other times she had the gift of gab sometimes talking even when the listener stopped listening. Carla passed away very peacefully after a short illness at Bayhealth Medical Center on April 18, 2019.

Carla was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Moses E. Lewis and her father, The Rev., Dr. Homer W. Minus, DDS, M.Div. She is survived by her son Moses Elijah Lewis, mother Barbara S. Minus, sister Felicia Yvette Minus Lewis (David), Great Uncle Perry Smith (Peggy), Devoted Uncle Thomas Palmer, Aunts; Betty Waters, Carrie Hutson, Doretha Minus, Doris Palmer and Sandra Simpers, Brothers-in law Dennis (Marie), Marcus, Maurice, and Michael, nephews Cornelius, Dennis, Desmond, Devin and Keith; nieces Queen, and Nyah and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 26, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Evan W. Smith Funeral Services (Dover)
    518 S. Bay Road
    Dover, DE
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    Friday, April 26, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Whatcoat United Methodist Church
    341 Saulsbury Road
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    Saturday, April 27, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 11:00am
    Whatcoat United Methodist Church
    341 Saulsbury Road
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    Saturday, April 27, 2019
    Service will be streamed live from Whatcoat UM Church, Dover, DE. To access please visit the Whatcoat UMC Dover YouTube channel at
  • Interment

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 |
    Sharon Hills Memorial Park
    2928 Sharon Hill Rd
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    Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Joan and Matthew Bessicks sent flowers to the family of Carla Michele Lewis.
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I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
Comment | Posted at 01:02pm via Condolence

Dr. Phyllis Brooks Collins

Sending my condolences to Mrs. Minus and Elijah on the passing of their beloved daughter and mother. Elijah was a participant in the Frontline Ministries Next Generation of Leaders Summer Program. We pray that all the family will be comforted in knowing that she is resting with the Lord and Rev Minus.
Comment | Posted at 08:13pm via Condolence

Bobby Wingate

Thoughts and Prayers with Carla's Son and Family on her passing. God Bless Her May She Rest in Peace
Comment | Posted at 10:49am via Condolence

Joyce Hodges Nutter

Peace and Condolences
Comment | Posted at 09:05pm via Condolence

Denise Brown

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mother and Daughter, Carla! It is never easy coping with the loss of the one person who will always love us unconditionally. The Holy Scriptures comforts us with the hope of the resurrection. Psalms 38: 29 assures us; “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” Yes, we are promised that our loved ones shall arise to life again here on a restored paradise earth. – Acts 24:15. May we live our lives in such a way that we will be there to greet them! God’s word tells us how at John 17:3. I also have found the scriptures at John 5: 28 & 29 to be of comfort and encouragement to me. It is my hopes that your family will find them encouraging and comforting as well.
Respectfully submitted,
Denise Brown
Comment | Posted at 09:40am via Condolence

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