Welma L. Lewis

welma lewis
Went to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ and late husband of over 60 years, Roy, on Saturday May 2, 2015. Age 86 years. Welma L. Becker was born November 8, 1928 to the late Hugh and Sadie (Bacon) Becker. She married Roy E. Lewis June 29, 1946. He predeceased her April 5, 2013. Welma was a member of Hopevale Church and a former member of First Baptist Church. She was involved in numerous activities at both churches. Welma was first employed as the church secretary at First Baptist Church. She later became a ward clerk at Luther Manor Nursing Home and retired after 17 years of service. Welma enjoyed spending time with her family and church friends. She especially loved being with her grandchildren. She also loved old movies, and because of poor eyesight, listening to audio books. Surviving are three sons and their wives: Jim (Robin) Lewis, Gary (Dorothy) Lewis, and Paul (Susan) Lewis; her grandchildren: Amy (Brian) Hoerauf, Lisa (Mark) Simon, Michelle (Jason) Bringer, April (Chad) Andrews, Betsy Lewis, and Cameron Lewis; and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters and two brothers: Shirley (late Joseph) Barbiaz, Julie (late Philip) Ballard, Gary (Jean) Becker, and Jack (Ruthann) Becker; her special Godchild, Carol Jackson; and many other loving family members and friends. Welma was predeceased by her granddaughter, Autumn Lewis. Rev. Dan Davis will officiate the funeral service at 1PM Wednesday May 6, 2015 at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 Midland Road (S. M-47). Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home on Tuesday May 5 from 2PM - 8PM, and from 10AM until the time of service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be directed to Hopevale Church or the Beacon of Hope Church. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.reitzherzberg.com, an O'Guinn Family Funeral Home. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Welma Lewis, please visit our Tribute Store.

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  1. Jack, Ruthann and family; My sincere condolences at the loss of your sister. Otherwise, I hope this finds you happy and healthy. I believe quite a few of your family was on my Saginaw Newspaper route and you, Jack, and I delivered papers together for quite a while. Fred Rindhage, Macomb, MI.

  2. Jim, Gary, Paul
    Your mother was a wonderful person,. She lead a wonderful and faithful life and I always considered her a friend to the Dijak family for all these years, I seen her not to long ago and found her wit and humor was spot on. I will miss her, but I also know that she is with not only her heavenly father but your father also. God bless you all, peace is a wonderful thing.
    Dennis Dijak

  3. Our prayers go out to the Lewis family. Many, many memories of Welma and her influence on our lives. Blessings! Mark & Rita Lundgren.

  4. Our deepest sympathies to your Family. Welma and Roy and Jean and Bob use to have a lot of fun together. Luther Manor was blessed to have Welma and Jean, the best of friends, to help make all the residents happy. Thinking of you all, Jeanette and George Roe

  5. We are saddened by Welma’s passing. Many will miss her. She and Roy were such good friends of my in-laws Don and Joyce, and now they are all gone. They always played serious card games, the guys against the girls, and they kept a year-long tally of wins and losses, but, in the end, I think they just had lots of fun together. Our prayers are with your family.
    Kathy and Anna Flentje

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