LEWIS, Doris Jane

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Last Name
Given Names
Doris Jane
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Family Tree
  Fred Lewis Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Fred Lewis
Adrienne Rochan Lewis, Alecha Julianne Lewis, Barry Eugene Lewis, Casandra Florene Lewis, Freddie Lee Lewis Jr., Lisa Michelle Lewis, Karen Lewis aka Karen Louise Scott
Non-Temple Relatives
Freddie Lee Lewis (husband); Jynona Norwood (niece); Edward Norwood (grand-nephew)
Body Identification Number
43-D [Listed as "Lewis, Dorsey Jene"]
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Source of Death Information
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
Not Known
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
post office, home care nursing (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ooo); homemaker (PT occupation record); Practical nurse (medical)/ typist
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Server (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ooo)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“Doris was my best friend. We worked together at the post office. At the time my name was Terrie Fields. Doris and I shared may secrets. Secrets that I still wouldn't reveal today. She had seven children. All of them were very healthy and beautiful. One of them was nicked named Bighead. I laughed but the children never saw it as being funny. They had a loving father named Freddy and his mother adored her grandchildren. I will never forget her or her family. ” - Terrie Tannehill

“This is the first time I've gotten to see an actual picture of my Aunt Doris. Sad to say I never got to met her, no thanks to the tragedy that happened 5 years after I was born. I'm glad someone is keeping her memory alive. Me, my son & nephew watched the Jonestown Massacre episode on TV tonight(I recorded it)& my son wanted to see a picture of her. Aunt Doris still has 2 brothers (Thomas & Michael) and 2 sisters (Sandra & Ruby) living in OKC which is not to far from where she was born (Muskogee, OK) ... well one sibling lives in Lubbock, TX & is the one I think resembles Aunt Doris a lot. I read that her husband has passed, so I do wonder where her and her children were buried. Thank you for posting her pictures, we surely will never forget her nor her children. Nicolle. (12/20/09) ” - Nicolle

“Doris, I have read many articles about Jonestown, and I read one on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy with your husband talking about you. Not only you but also your children and relatives who also passed away with you, and he had a photo album of all of you that he looked through. Freddy loved all of you very much. He managed to move on with life after the fact, but it still hurt him - he said as much. More than anything, Doris, I wish you could have gotten the chance to grow old with him, and to watch your children grow up too. Now that Freddy has passed on, I hope you all have been reunited, and I know that you are all at peace. Rest in Peace, Doris. ” - Kelby