Lewis, Fredrick

Fredrick Carlton Lewis

January 28, 1966 - May 31, 2021


Ecclesiastes 3:1

Fredrick Carlton Lewis was born on January 28, 1966 to Samuel Carlton Lewis and Dorothy Green in Marshall, Texas. He passed away on May 31, 2021 at the age of 55.  He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Carlton Lewis and his sister, Cesare’ Horton.

Fred graduated from Taft High School in Southern California with the class of 1984 and then attended the Los Angeles Valley College. Fred loved life and met no strangers.

He met the love of his life Candace Michelle White and they married on May 23, 1998 in California. They relocated their family to Texas in November 2006. The family quickly became involved with the community when their children begin participating in various sports activities. Fred and Candy have been committed to the North Texas Jackrabbits (Track) for 12 years.  

Fred loved playing basketball which led to the opportunity to play professionally overseas. He also loved football and played semi-pro in California.  Fred had many hobbies, (music, dancing and traveling) but above all, his greatest passion was his family who he cherished deeply. He was an advocate for and believed strongly in education and instilled the importance of an education in his children. He was blessed to see his oldest daughter, Karrington, graduate college with a BA from Abilene Christian University and she will return next year to receive her Master’s Degree, his son Kennedy entered into his junior year at University of San Antonio, and Kaylee, his youngest daughter graduated from Melissa high school.  She will attend the University of Oregon in September as a freshman.

Fred is survived by his wife, Candace of Melissa, Texas; daughters, Karrington Lewis-Bloomfield (Lee Andrew) of Abilene, Texas and Kaylee of Melissa, Texas; son, Kennedy Melissa, Texas; mother, Dorothy Lawrence of Los Angeles, California; brother, Charles Lawrence, III and wife, Jeni of Los Angeles, California; niece, Jade Kennedy; and his sisters, Mel and Patricia Lewis, of New York. He also leaves to cherish his memory many other family members, friends and the Melissa and Jackrabbit Community. 

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening, June 10, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Fred’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/fredrick-carlton-lewis. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service.

Forever In Our Hearts

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus Our Lord and Savior.

Romans 8:38


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There will be things that trigger tears and things that bring laughter... things that you never expected... but they’ll gently remind you of all the wonderful details that made life with your loved one such a precious gift. God Bless you and your family! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of his service. Dollinda Sampson (Mertice’s sister) Dollinda Sampson, June 11, 2021 To the Lewis family! I am so saddened by the loss of Fred. He was such an amazing, husband, father, and friend. I remember the night he met his beautiful wife, he greeted her with such confidence and that beautiful smile of his that we all know and love so much. Your work has just begun. I’m surely going to miss you. Rest in peace, my brother. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Mertice Jefferson, June 10, 2021 Fred was a man that I can turn to for help it was respectful and helpful for anyone that needed a hand he will be missed Lord our father watch over this man Derrick N Smith, June 10, 2021 Our Trinidad and St Vincent family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort. Deepest Condolences Annette Murray-Wilson, June 7, 2021 Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayer. Thinking of all of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. The The Kanes The Kane Family, June 6, 2021 Fred was a friend of all friends and I often called him my brother from another mother. I will miss him dearly. It is almost unbelievable that he is gone, but I have to accept God's will and know he is at peace with no more suffering. He was a true man who loved his family and stood as a man as a "protector and a provider" for his family. Lastly, I must say that he is gone but he will never be forgotten-ever. Artis Jones Jr., June 5, 2021 Fred was an amazing man, that will be missed by all who knew him! He was a good friend that was always willing to listen. We spoke about a lot of things, but he was always so proud of his kids! He loved them so much, and always wanted the best for them! Stay strong and keep making him proud!! Dane Lewis, June 2, 2021 I offer my most sincere condolences & prayers to The Lewis Family! May God bless & strengthen you!
Rufus Thompson , June 2, 2021 Words cannot express my sorrow at learning of Fred's passing. He was my brother from another mother and father, but a brother nonetheless. My condolences to the Lewis Family. Please know that my family loved Fred and will miss him greatly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Chris Jones, June 2, 2021 I was blessed to have known Fred Lewis for the last few years. He was a gentle and kind man with a big heart. We always enjoyed talking about our kids in their sporting activities. His sense of pride was overabundant. It truly saddens me that he is no longer with us on this earth, but I know I will see his smiling face in Heaven one day. My condolences to the Lewis family. He was loved by his Kirby family.
Michael Pearson, June 2, 2021 That's the Fred I will always remember, smiling and the positive attitude! He will be missed for sure! Prayers and strength for the Lewis family! Jabneel, June 2, 2021 We love y’all and miss you. Fred was a great man. Tatum, June 2, 2021