Dianne Amelia Sylve Lewis

Published 12:48 pm Monday, August 20, 2018

Dianne Amelia Sylve Lewis went to join our Lord to be with her parents, husband and brother on Aug. 8, 2018, at Park Manor of Quail Valley Rehabilitative Center in Missouri City, Texas.

Dianne Amelia Sylve Lewis

Dianne, 71, was born July 30, 1947, in LaPlace to Isadore (Chine) and Eva Caesar Sylve. She graduated from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Reserve and attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, attaining a BS degree in Recreation Rehabilitation. She completed her master’s degree in Chicago.

Dianne began working for the Veterans Hospital system in Chicago and later transferred to the VA hospital in Houston.

Dianne met her future husband, Bertram Lewis, in Houston and became a mother to Bert’s son, Michael. With this union, Dianne was blessed six years later with a daughter, Adrienne, in 1994.

Dianne continued to work for VA until 2009, when she elected to retire to care for her husband, but later Dianne’s own illness began to take its toll on her body. Bertram succumbed to his illnesses and expired on April 13, 2018, (four months prior to Dianne).

Dianne was preceded in death by her husband, Bertram, parents Isadore (Chine) amd Eva Ceasar Sylve and brother Donald Sylve (Diane).

She leaves behind daughter Adrienne; son Michael Lewis (Carmen); four sisters, Carolyn Garrett (Eulice), Mariea (Weezie) Shelton (Leroy), Sharon Parquet (Ronald), and Jennifer Banks (Anthony); five brothers, Isadore Sylve Jr. (Roswitha), Michael Sylve, Andrew Sylve (Deborah), Gary Sylve, and John Sylve (Brenda); two step sisters Leona Taylor and Sylvia McDonald; step brother Ronald Anderson; special aunt Ethel (Toon) Breaux; three aunts and four uncles from the Ceasar family; one grandson/one granddaughter/one great granddaughter, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, more family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life was held at Sugarland Mortuary on Aug. 16, followed by Rosary with Dianne’s Legion of Mary group, Catholic Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City, Texas, and internment with her husband at Veterans Houston National Cemetery in Houston on Aug. 17.