Mother Mary Murrell LewisMay 23, 1927 ~ October 27, 2017 (age 90)
Mrs. Mary Murrell Lewis was called to amazing Glory on October 26, 2017. She was the daughter of Mr. Willie Murrell, Sr. (“Babe”) and Matilda Cole-Murrell (“Wife”). She was born at home on a stormy night on May 23, 1927 in Tougaloo, Mississippi.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized at an early age at Wesley Church in Tougaloo, Mississippi. She was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Richard Lee Lewis, Sr. and had three children (Zipporah Joyce Lewis, Richard Lee Lewis, Jr., and Emery Jerome Lewis). She was preceded in death by her second son, Richard Lee Lewis, Jr., and her husband, Richard Lee Lewis, Sr. and by 11 brothers and 3 sisters
Mrs. Lewis completed her education after giving birth to three children, receiving her B.S. In Elementary Education in 1962, and later received a master's degree in the same field. She taught for thirty years, receiving an award for “not missing a single day”, and retiring in 1992.
Mrs. Lewis was a long and loyal alto in the church choir. She also served as a deaconess and taught Sunday school classes. She was initiated into the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority in 1962 and as was a golden member with fifty-five years of membership. She was also a generous supporter of the Disabled American Veterans.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 between the hours of 12-7 pm at Peoples Funeral Home, located at 886 N. Farish Street, Jackson, MS. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at Cherry Grove M.B. Church, located at 905 Rondo Street, Jackson, MS.
Mother Lewis will be in repose from 10-11 am at Cherry Grove M.B. Church.
Interment will be at Autumn Woods Cemetery.
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