Jessie Ruth Ritchie Lewis

Jessie Ruth Ritchie Lewis

Jessie Ruth Ritchie Lewis, 85, of Wilmar, formerly of Eudora, passed away on July 30, 2015 at Belleview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Monticello.

She was born August 21, 1929 in Chicot County, Arkansas to the late Coleman J. and Dollie Wilson Ritchie.

She was the widow of Thomas Edward Lewis, Sr., a retired seamstress, an avid Razorback fan and member of Green Hill Baptist Church. She loved her family, her church and gospel music. Mrs. Lewis always put others before herself and was very hospitable always cooking for others. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Edward Lewis, III; three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas E. Lewis, Jr. and wife Betty of Monticello and Charles Coleman Lewis of Senatobia, Mississippi; two daughters, JoAnn Smith and husband, Ronnie of Wilmar and Dollie Sue Lewis Sullivan and husband Julius of Shreveport, Louisiana; one sister, Nora Dell Carey of Roswell, Georgia; three grandchildren, Michael Bruce Hicks and wife Pam, Jeffery Blake Hicks, Ayre Lewis and Tamara Granger and husband Hoyle; five great-grandchildren; and a multitude of friends and relatives.

Funeral service will be August 3 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kilbourne, Louisiana with burial to follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora.

Memorials may be made to Kilbourne First Baptist Church, 415 Center St., Kilbourne, LA 71263.