ODESSA Donna Merritt Lewis, 52, of Odessa, passed away May 3, 2008.

Donna was born September 12, 1955, in Odessa, Texas, to Tommy and
Wynell Merritt.

Donna had a passionate love for life and thought of others before herself.
Her children Merrideth and J were her greatest joy and pleasure. Donna
was extremely delighted to welcome her only Granddaughter Greenleigh
Diann Garcia in 2006. She truly cherished her family.

She was a member of 6th and Jackson Church of Christ, which was an
important part of her life. Donna had also been involved with the
Make-A-Wish Foundation. For the past three years Donna has been the
Office Manager for Dr. Barrett Whitefield.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents Tommy and Wynell Merritt; and
one sister, Teresa Diann Merritt.

Our loving mother and grandmother is survived by Merrideth Garcia and
her husband, Leroy of Austin, Texas; J Lewis of Odessa, Texas; and one
beloved granddaughter, Greenleigh Diann Garcia of Austin, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday May 6, 2008, at the 6th and
Jackson Church of Christ with Richard Tomlin officiating.

Pallbearers, J Lewis, Leroy Garcia, Todd Whitley, Keith Whitley, Barrett
Whitefield and Randy Lewis.

Internment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorials may
be made to Odessa Christian School, 2000 Doran Odessa, Texas. 79761.

Please join us in celebrating our loved one's life by visiting our Memorial at

Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.  
Published in the Odessa American on 5/6/2008.