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Deanna Yvette Eatman passed away on October 14, 2023. Deanna was Loved by All who knew her, and will be Missed by Many.
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In Loving Memory of Deanna Y. Eatman
Deanna Y. Eatman was born to the late Gilbert and Carolyn Eatman on November
7, 1964, in Philadelphia, PA. Deanna was the oldest of four children.
Deanna accepted Christ at a young age. She was baptized at Canaan Baptist
Church under the leadership of Reverend Gus Roman.
Deanna was educated through the Philadelphia Public School System and
graduated from Germantown High School.
In 1979, Deanna met the late Ezra Lewis at the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club.
Deanna and Erza were married in 1989. From their union they were blessed with
two beautiful children Alonzo Lewis in 1982 and Tamika Lewis in 1989.
Deanna affectionately was known to her family and friends as Dee, Rump, and
Dee loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved to race with her
siblings and cousins. She would give them a head start but they couldn’t keep up
with her fast pace.
Dee loved Sundays because they were known to the family as “Sunday Bust Day”.
Dee would cook for the family; we would gather in the living room and crack jokes
with each other. If you know Dee, you know she loved a good laugh!
Football Sundays were quite the adventure, the men were rooting for the Dallas
Cowboys and Dee would be rooting for the Pittsburg Steelers. There was never a
dull moment in the family home.
She was also known to host a party for any occasion. She’s especially known to
throw a great hotel party and her annual 4 th of July cookouts! Dee would also
take the children of the family and all their friends to the movies, amusement
parks, vacations such as Wildwood, NJ and their favorite place, the hotel! The kids
were so excited to see Dee because they knew she was taking them somewhere.
In her younger years Dee would spend time with her grandmom, mother and
aunts learning how to cook and sew. Once Dee became comfortable with using
the sewing machine on her own, she would come home from school to watch
General Hospital and sew a new outfit for the next day of school. Dee would have
a new outfit every day!
Dee acquired a passion for cooking. She took that love for cooking and graduated
from Culinary Arts School. In 2000, Deanna used her culinary skills and opened
the family restaurant Eatman’s Eatery.
With Deanna’s carefree spirit, love for people and a heart of gold Deanna became
a pillar of the Pulaski Town Community. Dee would provide anyone with a meal
and a place to stay. She would also sponsor community events. She was a regular
participant in the annual ‘Pulaski Town Day.” She also hosted block parties making
sure the kids were happy.
Deanna will truly be missed by all whose lives she has touched. We will miss her
beautiful bright smile, infectious laugh, her big heart, and the love she exuberated
She was preceded in death by her brothers Gilbert and Frederick Eatman.
Deanna Y. Lewis leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Alonzo Lewis, and
Tamika Lewis. Grandchildren, Zariah Lewis, Zion Lewis, and Jahaan Alonzo Amear
Mitchell. Sister Kim Eatman. Nieces – Keisha and Kianna Walker, Ashley Eatman,
Shakia and Malika Bundy and Shaketa Lewis. Nephews – Jabriel Rockingham,
Timothy Eatman and Juluis Crabbe.
Very special cousins Aniyah and Aimee Brown, and Adrienne Berry. Lifelong
friends Renee Bryd, Angela Chapman, and Sheena Coleman. Her newfound love
Anthony Bennett. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and special