LEWIS, Doris Jane

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Last Name
 
LEWIS
Given Names
 
Doris Jane
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
10/12/1940
Age at Death
 
38
Place of Birth
 
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Fred Lewis Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Fred Lewis
Children
 
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
 
Body Identification Number
 
43-D [Listed as "Lewis, Dorsey Jene"]
Burial Location
 
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 outside __Peoples Temple
 
homemaker (PT occupation record); Practical nurse (medical)/ typist
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“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