Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home

5252 East 38Th Street, Indianapolis, IN


Dearotha Lewis-Humphrey

7 September , 194826 August , 2019

Dearotha Lewis-Humphrey, age 70, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Monday August 25, 2019. Dearotha was born September 7, 1948 in Bowling Green, Ky., to the late Zach Lewis and Mary Helen Davidson.

A funeral service for Dearotha will be held 11:00 am, Friday, September 6, 2019, Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home Peoples' Chapel, 5252 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN., with visitation taking place from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am., at the Funeral Home. Minister Tehran Kendall will deliver the Eulogy.

Interment will follow at Sutherland Park Cemetery, 4201 Millersville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Along with her parents, Dearotha was preceded in death by three brothers: Myron Martin, Glen Martin, and Neal Martin; one sister, Norma Kendall.

She leaves cherished memories to her stepmom, Permma Lewis; four brothers Rev. Reginald Lewis, Craig Lewis, Zach Lewis Jr. and Charles Martin II; three sisters, Bertie Lewis, Wanda Hines and Joslynn Taylor. A host of other special relatives and friends.

A very special thanks to Aunt Janice Simpson and Uncle Harlis Davidson.

Following the Interment at Sutherland Park Cemetery, a repast will be held at Carters Memorial Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.dignitymemorial.com/legacy for the Lewis-Humphrey family.


  • Funeral Service Friday, 6 September , 2019


Dearotha Lewis-Humphrey

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St. Ann Center

5 September 2019

Everyone at St. Ann Center in Milwaukee who knew Miss Dearotha loved her. She had a beautiful spirit, and a grace that taught us so much about living and being unafraid to try new challenges. The photo shows her with her painting of a giraffe named Lucille. Though she didn't try painting until she came to St. Ann Center, her photo was chosen to be included in a special traveling exhibit!

We will miss her tremendously.

Pastor Phillips

5 September 2019

We will always remember Deorotha who was our "artist". The last piece of work she did here at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care was of a giraffe. It was simply beautiful! Although I cannot attend the funeral, I do want the family to know that your loved one was especially loved by our staff and clients (who are expressing their grief over our beloved sister/mother). Please accept my sincere prayer and condolences. God bless. - Pastor Tony Phillips, Vice President, Pastoral Care.

Margaret Arney

5 September 2019

I visited Dearotha for several years at her home at on Hampton Ave. in Milwaukee. She came to live there with her dear friend Mary White. Dearotha was a joyful, loving, gracious person and always greeted me with a big smile. One of her favorite things to do was to read her Sunday school book and to contemplate Jesus’s love for us. On Sundays, Dearotha, Margaret Hinckey and Evelyn Bolar and I would gather to sing hymns, read a bible story and pray. Her favorite hymn was “We are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder.” She loved her family and felt extremely blessed when she got to move to Indianapolis. It was an answered prayer for her and a real high point in her life. In so glad she was able to end her days among family members, knowing how much she is loved.

My condolences for the loss of your sister, niece and friend,