Terry Lee Lewis, Sr., was born on October 14, 1956, in Dallas, Texas, to the parentage of Robert and Betty “nee: Lindsey” Lewis. After a courageous battle with cancer, he received his wings on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
At an early age, Terry accepted Christ at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was educated in the Dallas Independent School District where he graduated from South Oak Cliff High School, Class of 1975. A man of distinguished class throughout his life, Terry was voted “Best Dressed” during his time at SOC.
On January 27, 1984, Terry united in holy matrimony with the love of his life, Anita Henderson. He was a professional truck driver for over 30 years and was the owner and operator of Faith Trucking. Terry was also employed by Argos Trucking company where he was known as “6.5” by the guys at work.
Terry was a member of Jordan Missionary Baptist Church where he attended faithfully for 21 years. He later moved his membership to The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church where he served faithfully for 17 years as an usher, doorkeeper, and deacon. Terry later joined New Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he was a member until his transition.
He was a proud, devoted husband and loved watching horror movies with his granddaughters. Terry looked forward to Sunday dinners after church with his family and enjoyed large family gatherings.
Terry was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lewis, Sr.; brothers, Raymond Lewis and Donald Lewis; grandparents, Cleo and Bernice Lindsey; and aunt, Joan Lindsey. Those left to cherish memories include his loving and devoted wife, Anita; three sons: Terry, Jr., Marcus, and Marvin (Shaw); fur baby, Aki; three granddaughters that he loved dearly: Mya, Marshae, and Leah; mother, Betty Lewis; siblings: Robert (Brenda) Lewis, Jr., Ronald (Hazel) Lewis, and LaWanda Richard; one special aunt, Claudette Standley; sisters-in-law, Jamita Williams and Jan Richardson; brothers-in-law, Renwick (Sandra) Henderson and Philbert (Jill) Henderson; bonus mom, Lorene Moses; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6KJV
Special thanks is extended to his favorite nurse, Catoya Williams, the UT Southwestern Center, T. Boone Pickens Hospice, and all of the medical and healthcare professionals along the way.