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“Lots of fond never forgotten memories of Marlene. . My heartfelt sympathy to the family. She is truly missed. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Rosalind Parker - Ocala, FL

“Mike and I send our condolences to Marlene's family. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. I envied her class and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Deniee Tweton - Princeton, TX

“Worked with Marlene at Precision Technology in Plano Tx as her supervisor and friend. Love when she told some of her life stories and loved her as a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Avis Johnson - Garland, TX

“To Marlene's Family I thank you for sharing her with me and my family. I loved her as sister and friend. Sincerest condolences and heartfelt love to...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Yolanda Brooks - Dallas, TX

“I had the privilege of working with Marlene at Convex Computers. You have my condolences and prayers fir your family as your mourn. May God comfort...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Terry Conner - Rowlett, TX

“I am deeply sorry for your loss. Marlene was a true friend, and I was lucky to have her in my life. Deepest condolences to her family.Desiree Ballard ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Desiree Ballard - Prosper, TX

“To Steve and all of Marlene's sisters and brothers. I was so sorry to hear about Marlene. Marlene and I have been friends since we were 18. She is...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Cynthia Christle - Dallas, TX

“I always wanted to be like my big sis with not from Rock Island southern drawl. She is the reason I moved to Texas in the 70's. Never to be...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Tina (Lewis) Motton - TX - Family


Marlene G. Wakefield, 77, of Rowlett, TX, passed away, Friday, November 6, 2020 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Point.
Marlene was born on September 7, 1943 in Rock Island, IL, the daughter and oldest child of Albert and Geraldine (Rockwell) Lewis Davis. She was previously united in marriage to James Dewitt Douglas, III (Ft. Worth, TX), Horace Hendu Henderson (Dallas, TX) and Robert Wakefield (deceased).
Marlene was a graduate of Rock Island Senior High School in Rock Island, IL. She worked in the field of electronics, building circuit boards and as a quality control inspector. She worked for many major electronic companies throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, such as Texas Instruments and Flextronics, to name a few. Marlene was interested in helping others, trained as a first responder, and once licensed as a massage therapist. Marlene had many talents. She was a gifted artist who started drawing as a child, made many beautiful oil paintings throughout her adult years and made exquisite one-of-a-kind light switch plates that she sold on Etsy and gifted to many friends.
Marlene leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her son Stephen (Pamela) Douglas of Youngstown, Ohio; brother, Steven (Vali) Lewis of Aliso Viejo, CA; sisters: Joyce Guthrie of Upper Marlboro, MD, Claudia (Ron) Hughes of Memphis, TN and Tina Motton (Stanley) of Dallas, TX; sister-in-law, Alberta Lewis of Rock Island, IL; grandchildren, Aapri Douglas, Brittany Douglas, Donté Pittman, Stephanie Douglas, Khalia Douglas, Anthony Douglas and James Dewitt Douglas, V; thirteen great grandchildren; cousins, Patricia (Bobby) Randolph, Willie Dean Smith ("Big Brother"), Willie George Smith ("Little Brother") of Dallas, TX; beloved nieces and nephews: Kenny Lewis, Angela Lewis, Kevin Lewis, Duane Lewis, Jr., Bryon Guthrie, Kelly Guthrie, Melony Lewis, Garland Calhoun, Steven Lewis, Jr., Nikkya Lewis and Sean Lewis; special friends Bertha Wright, Betty Miller, Charlene Nelson, Cynthia Christle, Denice Deckard, Desiree Ballard, Yolanda Brooks, and a host of other friends and loved ones.
Marlene was preceded in death by her father, Albert Lewis, son, James Dewitt Douglas IV, brother, Duane Lewis, nephew Sonny Lewis and niece, Gina Lewis.
Due to the current health crisis, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made in honor of Marlene, to the American Cancer Society, or similar organizations that support breast cancer research. The family will plan a memorial service to honor Marlene either virtually, or, in-person, when we can all be safe.