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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Son of Gloria Lewis ’82 (and nephew of Joyce Lewis ’81) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 11, 2012

LEWIS Deonte’ Damone Deonte’ Damone Lewis 26, passed away June 10. 2012, at Toledo Hospital. He was born November 21, 1985, to Bobby Neal Taylor and Gloria Kaye Lewis. He attended Old Orchard and Nathan Hale from grades Kindergarten through Sixth grade. His seventh and eighth grade years were spent at Robinson Jr. High School. Deonte’ attended Scott High School and was a member of the baseball and football teams. He graduated from Jesup W. Scott High School in 2005. After graduating from High School he attended the University of Cincinnati. He professed his love for Christ at a young age and was a faithful member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was an active member at Bethlehem and served on many ministries but most recently served as a member of the security ministry. He had a natural passion and love for all kinds of people. Mr. Lewis began working for the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities in 2007. His co-workers recall him as being fun-loving, hard-working and courteous. During the Christmas season he would dress up as Santa Clause for the consumers of DD. His quick wit and gift of comedy made him the most entertaining Santa Clause at Lucas County. Deonte loved to play football and was a defensive back for the Northwest Ohio Knights football team. He was a football coach for the seventh and eighth grade Gesu Greyhounds. He was a mentor and advisor to the young men on his team. Te’ was innovative and creative. He and a couple of his friends decided to start a movement known as All Day. He acquired the name Mr. All Day. The All Day squad went around having fun and getting other people to join in their shenanigans. Deonte loved his family and spent many holiday’s making them laugh so hard that they would begin to cry. He especially loved his nephews and nieces and showed it by the time he spent just playing around with them. Deonte Damone Lewis went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2012. He will never be forgotten and leaves, mother, Gloria Lewis; father, Bobby Neal Taylor (Kandace); grandparents, Wilbur and Odestia Lewis; brothers, De Lorean (Brandi) Lewis and Bobby Neal Taylor, Jr.; sisters, Danielle Lewis, Yolanda (Charles) Ross and Shereda Bannister; special friend, Danielle Yowpp, and mentor, Jay Lee Shavers, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to cherish his memories. Wake services will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. with a semi-memorial service beginning 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Dale-Riggs Funeral Home on 572 Nebraska Ave. Toledo, OH 43604. The funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Bethlehem Baptist Church 1430 W. Bancroft Toledo, Oh 43606. Dr. Derek A. Arnold, I, Officiant.

Published in Toledo Blade on June 14, 2012

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