Sandra Pamela Lewis

Sandra Coleman-Lewis was born on October 4, 1942 in Birmingham, Alabama. Her birth parents were Joseph and Julia Coleman Porter Maddop. While very young, she moved to New Orleans where she was reared by Rev. Roger W. and Sarah Williamson Coleman.
She was brought up in a very religious and loving environment. Sandra accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized her father, the pastor of First African Baptist Church. In 1952 she joined Gr. St. Stephen Baptist Church under the pasturage of Rev. Gundy. During her membership, she worked with several church auxiliaries.
Sandra graduated from Walter L. Cohen in 1958. Her higher education included Dillard, SUNO, Xavier of N.O. (B.A) and Loyola of N.O. (M.S)
She taught in the public schools of New Orleans for nearly forty years, namely the former McDonogh #30 (1965-1975) and Valena C. Jones Elementary School (1975-2004).
During her lifetime, she was a member in a number of educational civic and social organizations
Sandra met and married the love of her life, James Bernard Lewis in 1973. Their love grew and endured throughout forty-three years. There were no children born to this union, however her extended family includes a daughter, Valinder Lewis-Addison (Richard), granddaughters, Nakia Addison and Treemonisha Miller (Terrell Sr.) and one great-grandson Terrell Miller Jr.
She leaves to mourn her husband James Bernard Lewis, brother Algermon Porter, nieces Alison Porter-Smith, Arayyah, Daion, Sandra, and Katherine Smith, nephew Davion Smith, goddaughter Nicole Johnson Cooper, godsons H. Maliki Tarnley, Randy Lowe and Rochon Weber. Also survived by a host of cousins and friends. Funeral Services will take place on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at The Baloney Funeral Home, LLC located at 1905 W. Airline Hwy Laplace, LA 70068 beginning at 11am. Repass service held immediately following the funeral which will also take place at The Baloney Funeral Home, LLC. In lieu of flowers please lift up our family in prayers. Service Entrusted to The Baloney Funeral Home, LLC 1905 w. Airline Hwy Laplace, Louisiana 70068 (985)224-8460. Condolences can be expressed to


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