Mary John Lewis

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Funeral service for Mary John Lewis, 77, will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Parker Memorial Baptist with Dr. Mack Amis and Dr. Billy Harris officiating. A private entombment will follow at Forestlawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 12 - 2 p.m. on Friday in the main sanctuary of Parker Memorial. Mrs. Lewis passed away Sunday at her home. Survivors include her husband of almost 50 years, Arthur Lewis; children David S. Lewis (Wendy) and Karen L. Connell (Russ); grandchildren, Heather Howell, Edwin Connell and Estella Connell; aunt, Evelyn Gunn McCain, and numerous cousins. Mrs. Lewis is preceded in death by her parents, John Sidney Seymore and Mary Lou Gunn. Pallbearers will be Russ Connell, Edwin Connell, Randy Lusk, David Phillips, William Weiser and John Gruenwald. Honorary pallbearers will be the Covenant Sunday School class. Mrs. Lewis was a native of Alexander City, but lived in Anniston for the past 46 years. She graduated from Benjamin Russell High School in 1957 and graduated from Auburn University School of Chemistry with a B.S. degree in Medical Technology in 1961. In 1962, she completed her Medical Technology internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and became registered with the American Board of Clinical Pathology. She worked for the VA Hospital in Birmingham for four years before she worked at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, where her husband was stationed in the U.S. Army as a Dental Officer. When her husband's dental practice led the family to Anniston, she decided to become a homemaker. She became a member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church in 1970 where she was an active member of the sanctuary choir, hand bell choir, and the ladies' ensemble and was a children's Sunday school teacher. She was the president of the WMU from 1984-1986. She was also a Cub Scout Den Mother - thus her home became their den. She loved to play bridge. She was an avid gardener and traveler and beach enthusiast. She was an author of three books, "Pookie's Flight", "Pookie in Paris" and "Hanging Upside Down from a Chinaberry Tree". She helped raise two of her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Samaritan's Purse P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or at www.samaritanspurse.org. Online condolences made at graybrownservice.com
Published in The Anniston Star on July 6, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
1329 Wilmer Ave | Anniston, AL 362014651 | (256) 236-3441
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