A photo of Jean Jamieson Lewis

Jean Jamieson Lewis

March 1, 1930 - May 5, 2020


Jean Jamieson Lewis, age 90, of Hockessin, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 1, 1930, she was the daughter of the late William and Cathrine (Menzer) Jamieson.  Jean was a graduate of Tower Hill School, where she captained the state championship field hockey team. She graduated from the University of Delaware, and afterward taught at Highlands Elementary School in Wilmington for 27 years, retiring in 1995.

Jean belonged to Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional society for women educators. An avid Philadelphia sports fan, she could always be found cheering on her beloved teams.

Jean was also a member of the Newark Church of Christ, where she was an active volunteer at the Hope Dining Room and The People’s House.

In addition to Jean’s parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Lewis; and brothers, William Jamieson and Richard Jamieson. She is survived by her son, James W. Morris and daughter-in-law, Gail Mezey Morris of Piedmont, CA; stepchildren, Bruce Lewis (Pauline Lewis), Leslie Lewis, Linda Lewis and Brent Lewis (Rex Yaniello); devoted granddaughter, Katherine Morris; and step grandchildren, Samuel Lewis (Christine Lewis), Nicolas Brown (Deanna Brown) and Sarah Lewis.  Jean is also survived by five great step children.

Edna Johnson and Judith Stafford provided Jean many years of appreciated personal aid, and she had faithful friends in Dale Foster and Danita Gregory.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Service and interment will be held privately

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Hope Dining Room, 300 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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8 Condolences for Jean Jamieson Lewis

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Jean was a special person and loved by many. My prayers and love go out to your family.

  • We were so blessed to have Jean in our church family! Missing her and Sam, and praying the good works they were involved in will continue.

  • Dear Linda,
    With deepest sympathy in the loss of your step-mother Jean. She was a gracious and sweet lady and it was a pleasure to know her. May she rest in peace. Ellen Masso

  • Jean was a wonderful person! I loved her smile. And I miss seeing her and Sam.

  • i just recently found out of the passing of as i known her as/ to be; mrs morris, my elementary school teacher… (highlands)
    *often through the years i thought of mrs morris her grace and kindness she had such a beautiful soul/ spirit an aura unlike that of anyone else i met in my life, she left a lasting impression on me… she was my favorite teacher that i know for sure to be true… thank you mrs morris for making a difference in my life, you taught me of caring and kindness… i never have forgotten about you and never will i ~ ❤️
    blessed be; go rest high on that mountain ✝ (for i know you will)

    your former student; James pierce

    again; “THANK-u, you were and are and have always been and will be respected and appreciated… ❤️
    OxOxOx; james

  • I have such sweet memories of Jean (and Sam). They were active in so many things at church. Our “life group” met once a week to study the Bible and share a meal. She hosted a Veteran’s dinner for several years, and it was a joy to work with her.

  • Jean was such a sweet person. She will be missed. She always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. Love you Jean

  • Sorry I am unable to attend–but love to Jim and family. Aunt Jean was one of my favorite people. I have wonderful memories of going to church, Sunday brunches, holidays together, and California visits. You are greatly missed. Love, Niece Nancy