Lewis Edward Dempsey Jr.

Lewis Edward Dempsey Jr.

Mr. Lewis Edward Dempsey Jr., age 57 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Christus Highland Hospital in Shreveport.

Mr. Dempsey was born, August 24, 1962 in New Iberia, Louisiana and was a Correctional Officer at Winn Correctional Center for 19 years where he earned the rank of Lieutenant. He didn’t have children of his own but loved spending time with his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching old western and war movies as well as visiting with friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis Edward Dempsey Sr. and Marcella Porter Dempsey.

He leaves to cherish his memory three brothers: Michael Baxter Dempsey (Cindy), Phad Dempsey (Elizabeth), and Thomas Dempsey (Tamara), three sisters: Mavis Dempsey David (Danny Sr.), Dochia Dempsey Doughty (Mark) and Shahn Dempsey. He is also survived by his nephews Danny “Sonny” David Jr., Benjamin Speer, Jacob Dempsey, and Charles “Mac” Davenport III, nieces: Kristi David Minvelle, Meredith Meyers, Reygan Taylor, Maddaline Rowell, great nephews: Robert Minvielle Jr., Bishop Speer, Tyler Dempsey Jr., Blake Locascio, Cash Meyers, Porter Grubb, and great nieces: Anna Kate Marcelle Minvielle, Preslee Todd, Shelby Claire Tarver, and Lola Elizabeth Rowell.

Friends visited with the family in the funeral home on from Saturday, June 13, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Private graveside services with Rayford Riley officiating were held at Old Union Cemetery in Joyce under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

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