BARBARA NADINE LEWIS JONES, 65, died March 31,
2007 in an Abilene hospital, with burial in
Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
Barbara was born on April 22, 1941 in Ranger
to Leon Lewis Sr., and Delia Hewing Lewis. Mr.
Lewis was a longtime employee of Montgomery Wards
in the auto tire department. She was a graduate
of Ranger High School and received a Bachelors
degree from Cisco Junior College and a Masters
degree from Tarleton State University. She married
Johnnie Jones in November of 1965 in Eastland,
TX. Barbara worked part-time for the Ranger
Junior College in the library and later as a
professor teaching history for some 31 years.
She was also a member of the Church of God of
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents,
Leon Lewis Sr., Della Lewis, and a son Adrian
At the time of her death, she was survived by her
husband Johnnie "Red" Jones of Ranger, children;
Christopher "Chris" Lewis of Ranger, Gerald Lewis
(RHS-1982) of Fort Worth, Famous Johnson of Ranger,
Billy Jones, Rickey Ray Jones and Johnnie Ray Jones,
all of Dallas, three brothers Donald Ray Lewis (RHS-
1963) of DeSoto, Leon Lewis Jr., and David Lewis
both of Ranger, four sisters; Wineford Harden of
Dallas, Wanna Lewis of Weatherford and Della Carey
and Susy Robinson both of Ranger. Two grandchildren
Diamond and Jasper Lewis both of Katy. Numerous
nieces and nephews.
MOTHER: DELLA LEE LEWIS, 83, of Ranger, died June 4,
2004 after a lengthy illness. She was a 68 year
resident of Ranger. She was preceded in death by
her husband Leon Lewis in December of 1961.
While it is known that Della Lewis attended schools
in Ranger, her class year is not known.
Della is survived by her 8 children, Barbara Lewis
Jones (RHS-1958) of Ranger, Donald Ray Lewis (RHS-
1963) of Modesto, CA; Wineford J. Harden of Dallas,
Wanna Lewis, Della Lewis Carey (RHS-1970), Leon Lewis,
Jr. (RHS-1973), Susy Robinson and David Lewis, all of
Ranger; 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and
a host of special relatives and friends.