- 88 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 14, 1925
- Date of passing: Mar 10, 2014
|Let the memory of Edith be with us forever|
Edith Eloise Gupton Lewis,88, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at her home.
A native of Franklin County, the daughter of the late David Thomas and Laura Bertha BurnetteGupton. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Butner and retired as an admitting officer at John Umstead after thirty-one years of service. After retiring she enjoyed traveling,cooking, bowling and spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her church activities at First Baptist Church where she was known for her wonderful carrot cakes and chicken casserole. She also enjoyed taking the tape ministries for twenty-seven years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, March 14, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Butner by Rev. Charlie Bryan and Rev. Lennie Rogers. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
Surviving are two daughters, Sylvia Lewis Uhrin(Richard) of Rocky Mount, Faye Lewis Hamlett(John) of Frederick, Maryland, a sister, Geraldine G. Roberson (Jack) of Spring Hill,Fla., two granddaughters, Cheryl H. Riley of Alexandria,Va., Teri H. Brouillard of La Jolla, Cal., two great granddaughters, Taylor and Madison Brouillard and a greatgreat grandson, Cole Devilbiss. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, John T. Lewis and a brother, David T. Gupton Jr.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Butner , P.O. Box 44, Butner, NC 27509.
Visitation will be held from 12:30-2:00 PM Friday, March 14, 2014 in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center and at other times at the home.
"Hard to believe that another year has passed without this lovely and beloved woman! Keeping her in my heart and always seeing that sweet smile when I picture her in my mind! I know that she is looking down on all of us and feeling so proud of Sylvia and Faye for all they have accomplished. They carry with them all that Mrs. Lewis taught them and share their love the way she loved them! Will continue to smile each time Mrs. Lewis crosses my mind! What a wonderful woman! Proud to have known her!"
"Mrs. Lewis, on your day, you're thought of fondly as we still try to come to terms with the fact that you're not with us anymore. I found an album that Sylvia gave us for Christmas some years ago. Whatever I was doing came to an immediate halt and I plopped down on the bed and became totally enthralled with the times that have passed and the changes we have all gone through. But in every picture with Mrs. Lewis, it seemed she remained the same. The same sweet smile, the look of peace on her face, and always enjoying herself. So that's the picture in my mind when I think of you! You're a special lady, Eloise Lewis! And always will be! Happy birthday, Mrs. Lewis❣"
"Today is a special day! As Ron and I celebrate our anniversary, we are also celebrating the life of a very special woman, Eloise Lewis ! She will always hold a special place in our hearts and will live on with us through the wonderful memories we share with Sylvia and Richard! Mrs. Lewis will always be remembered with a sweet smile that she shared with everyone! We love her for her strength and kindness!"
"When we met Eloise Lewis, she was just the mother of my new neighbor and soon to be best friend. It didn't take long to discover that Mrs. Lewis was anything but "just" anything. Her warmth and easygoing personality made her easy to get to know and to love. Mrs Lewis became and remained a part of our family until she was taken to be with her Lord. Her strength through the sickness and loss of her husband, the many years alone after his passing, her bout with cancer, then its return, and all other health challenges she faced was unbelievable! She held her head high, faced each day with a positive attitude, and was the one to encourage and support her family and friends, rather than seek that from them. My memories of Mrs. Lewis will only be happy ones because that is what she always shared, happiness. She will live on in the hearts those who knew and loved her. and in you Sylvia and Faye! You were blessed with a very special mother! Thank you for sharing her with us. We loved her very much and when I picture her in my mind, she has that beautiful smile, as always!
Helen and Ron"
"Sylvia and Richard - so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers!"
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. Lewis was a very loving and giving person and you were lucky to have her for so long. I know her friends and neighbors will miss her as we all will.
Steve and Carroll"
"Thinking of you at this time of sorrow.Your mom was a special lady she was so good to my mother carrying her chicken pot pies and pies during her time of need.May God comfort you like she did my mother."
"You all have and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was very special to us!
Helen and Ron"
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