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Mrs Lily Lewis Armstrong
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1890
Bermuda
Natchitoches Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1985
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Lily Lewis married the late Mr. James Armstrong in 1913 and two this union two children were born. One preceded her in death.

She was baptized at the St. Paul Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Ben Pleasant. Later she moved to Shreveport, LA and joined the Evergreen Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. C.H. Cutliff.

She leaves to mourn: Mrs. June A. Williams, daughter; eight grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren, fourteen great great grandchildren, one granddaughter-in-law; two grandsons-in-law; and a host of realatives and friends.

My fondest memories of Mama Lily as I was growing up were going over to her house and watching her make lye soap; how she would make Mary Jane candy from syrup; cooking Rabbit and Squirrel--and please believe me no one could cook like my great grandmother. I remember we always wanted her to cook "Flap jacks" because no one in the family could make them except her. When we were full of her food then we would ask her to play the harmonica; and believe me she could really, really, really play.

I am told that my great grandmother was Creole and Cherokee mixed. I can remember, she would tell us, you are telling a tumache' if we were not telling the truth about something. Whenever she called me, she would say "come here mademoiselle", but for some reason she would always call the boys "little misters."

I still miss her to this day. Linder 
 
Burial:
Carver Memorial Cemetery
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Linder Henry
Record added: Feb 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48571900
Mrs Lily <i>Lewis</i> Armstrong
Added by: Linder Henry
 
Mrs Lily <i>Lewis</i> Armstrong
Added by: Linder Henry
 
 
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