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Latonya Lewis

July 23, 1967 ~ April 3, 2021 (age 53)

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“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” II Timothy 4: 7-8

Heavenly Father, we understand that your will must be done. We refuse to be ungrateful and selfish for all the joy that LaTonya brought into our lives. As a family, we are thankful for the happiness we’ve known and forever grateful for Latonya’s 53 years on earth. The life of LaTonya Grayson Lewis began in Pineland, South Carolina, on July 23, 1967, when God gave the late Robert Grayson and the late Gloreah Gillison Grayson this unique bundle of joy. God created an amazing mother, daughter, sister, niece, and friend, who left a memorable impression on each life that she touched. God’s plans are not always our plans. When your angels came for her on Saturday evening, April 3, 2021, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Hospital after an extensive illness, it was much sooner than we planned, but we’ll brave the grief that comes and try to understand.

At an early age, she was baptized at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. LaTonya graduated from Ridgeland High School. She was an outspoken individual, who was energetic and had a zeal for living life to the fullest

. LaTonya was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathy Grayson and Pamela Grayson.

She leaves to cherish many fond memories: one daughter, Desiree Lewis of Charlotte, North Carolina; two sons, Van Lewis and Jeffrey Gadson, both of Furman, South Carolina; one brother, Darryl Grayson of Ridgeland, South Carolina; one sister, Annette Grayson of Ridgeland, South Carolina; one granddaughter, Tyshanona Lewis of Furman, South Carolina; two grandsons, Cam and Van Lewis; a special and dear aunt, Zelphia Major (James) of Pineland, South Carolina; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and friends. 

Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of South Carolina, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside services must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for  your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives

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April 9, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home Chapel
161 Clarke Avenue South
Estill, SC 29918

Graveside Service
April 10, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
2012 Gillison Branch Road
Pineland, SC 29934

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