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Patricia (Abrams) Latimer

Marilyn was always a joy to visit. As a child, James and she made time to talk with me, and I felt loved and special. Her faith in God was grounded by living her life according to the teachings of Christ. Marilyn was a lovely woman, a gift to us all, and I loved her very much. Thank you, Marilyn, for being a loving cousin. I will miss you!

Wayne in Virginia

Brother and Mrs. Lewis was truly a blessing to me as their pastor for five years at Bible Baptist Church Fernandina Beach Florida.

Sue Hooten

So sorry for your loss. Beautiful lady, beautiful legacy, beautiful memories. Grace and mercy to your family.


One precious woman. Always so sweet and caring. You will be missed here on earth Ms Marilyn, but one day soon. What a reunion it will be. Love this family like mine. Praying for peace and comfort 💗

Marilyn Batten Lewis


Marilyn Batten Lewis, 87 of Palatka, Florida, formerly of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away December, 4, 2022 at Vintage Care Senior Living. She was born April 13, 1935 in Hickox, Georgia to the late Lee Andrew and Ruby Blocker Batten.

Marilyn was a faithful member of Bible Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach and later Palatka Baptist Temple. She loved the Lord and had a loving and giving heart. She was a homemaker and raised five children. She always opened her home to friends and family. She was ready to cook a meal for a crowd no matter what size.

She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and loved spending time with them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James W. Lewis, a son James Wallace Lewis, and a brother Kenneth Batten.

She is survived by four children: Brenda (Stanley) King of Yulee, FL; Sheila (Ed) Wilds of Palatka, FL; Sandra (Tim) Harness of Carthage, North Carolina; and Alan (Tina) Lewis of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Sisters: Janice (Hilton) Morgan of Nahunta, Georgia; Celinda Inman, Jacksonville, FL; and Sue (Mitch) Hayes of Jacksonville, Florida, and also 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 on Friday, December 9, 2022 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until the hour of the service. She will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.


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