Vivian Lewis, age 84, of Eureka passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, January 21, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on October 18, 1934 in Jennie, Arkansas to Joseph Wesley and Emma McKnight.
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Vivian was married to Vernie Eugene Lewis for almost 47 years. She loved her family and her Lord with all her soul. She was truly a woman who loved unconditionally and was steadfast in her love of her Lord for His support during life’s challenging times. She always kept a strong prayerful faith.
Vivian loved gardening and loved her flowers so much that her children all knew that you “don’t pull her flowers and live to tell about it”. She also loved sewing, quilting and fishing. She loved all of her gadgets and knew how to work on almost anything from sewing machines, lawnmowers to delicate watches, she would tackle any kind of repair job, she believed in the old saying “waste not, want not”. Friends and family were amazed at how tech savvy she was. She was an avid Face book and Instagram user, and for a lady in her 80’s that was truly awesome. She had a great sense of humor and was always making people laugh and loved all types of music.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters Louis Steadman, Virginia Hancock, and brother Edward Mcknight, her daughter Bonnie Jean Ybarra and granddaughter, Stephanie Brown.
Vivian is survived by her children; David Lewis and wife Diane of Amissville, Virginia, Deborah K. Owens and husband, Bill, Sr. of Eureka, Texas, Rebecca Lewis of Eureka, Texas, Timothy Lewis of Richland Chambers, Texas and her adopted daughter, Carol Phillips Guest of Bay City, Texas. She is survived by her sister-in-law Patsy McKnight of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Vivian has many great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren left to cherish her memory; David, Jr. and wife Jenny of Hubbard, Texas, Andrea Lewis of Wharton, Texas, Kerri Lewis of Houston, Texas, Bill, Jr. and wife Chrystal of Hitchcock, Texas, Chad, Sr. and wife Paula of Port Sulfur, Louisiana, Joseph Owens, Amber Owens, Autumn Owens all of Eureka, Texas, Ashton Camargo and husband Jonathan of Eureka, Texas. Curtis Gonzales of Aransas Pass, Texas, Ashley Lewis of Dallas, Texas, Courtney Owens of Port Sulfur, Louisiana, Dustin Owens and Catie of Galveston, Texas, Chad Owens, Jr. of Mexia Texas, Katie Smith and husband, Jesse of Port Sulfur, Louisiana, and Emily Owens of Corsicana, Texas. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chad Owens officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Owens, Jr., Dustin Owens, Chad Owens, Jr., Joseph Owens, Jesse Smith, and David Lewis, Jr. Honorary pallbearers Jonathan Camargo, and CJ Lewis.
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