Carmen E. Lewis

March 23, 1948September 21, 2021

Carmen Etta Lewis was born on March 23, 1948, and passed peacefully at the age of 73 on September 21, 2021.

Carmen was born in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee where she met the love of her life, Wayne Lewis on Daisy Mountain as Wayne walked through her yard with his dogs to go hunting. She came out to talk a bit and that conversation continued over the next fifty-nine years. They were happily married for fifty-five years.

She played basketball, volleyball, and softball. Although Carmen was only 5'2" she could hit a free throw nine out of ten times. Carmen was a natural dancer. She loved to bop and would drop everything and dance if Elvis came on the radio. She was an impeccable dresser and rarely went out without pantyhose and kept a spare in her purse in case of a run. She was also known to wear a baseball cap with a matching ensemble when she didn't feel like hot rolling her hair.

Carmen was a secretary at Olan Mills for over twenty-five years, a manager for Aloette Cosmetics, and finally retired from Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Lewis, children, Glenn Lewis (Melanie), Elisha Mele (Jason), mother, Katherine Davis, sister, Kathy Commander (Thomas), as well as her grandchildren, Gavin, Lindsey, Ethan, Grace, and Logan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. .

She was preceded in death by her father, Carmen Davis, brother, Ray Davis and niece, Rhonda Parrott. Carmen is eternally grateful for her lifelong friendship with her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wade Lewis, Margaret Lewis, Stanley Lewis, and Evelyn Lewis.

A private graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Millsaps Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories at:

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153 Hixson, TN. 37343.


  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 2, 2021


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Carlene Bennudriti

September 27, 2021

I worked with Carmen at Memorial.
She was highly respected and much loved.

Phyllis (Worley) Welch

September 24, 2021

Carmen was always the sweetest person, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all her family.

Faye Ray

September 23, 2021

Carmen was one of my best friends in high school. We played basketball and volleyball together. She was a wonderful friend. I loved her. Faye Hoback Ray

Chambers Mitchell

September 23, 2021

Peace, Carmen Etta. You were always impeccable dressed throughout all 12 years of our school years. Always the lady. When I think of you, I always think of Martha Hughes Johnson. Peace.