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“My! My! You can clearly see by the testimonials here the lives that Edith Lewis touched, taught, and blessed. I can't remember NOT knowing Sis....Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Reba (Bryant) Hawkins - Maumelle, AR

“We loved Sister Lewis dearly. And we had so much respect for this sweet lady. She was such a joy to be around and a blessing to be able to worship...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Ken and Phyllis Beard - Roland, AR

“In the Central Arkansas area and beyond, every person associated with the Assemblies of God knew Mary Edith Lewis as a lady of great faith. She was a...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Dane Hall - Bryant, AR

“I have known Sis. Lewis since my teens. She was my Sunday School teacher at Bethel Assembly, 3rd & Palm St., NLR. She led me to the Lord and had a...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Lonnie & Edith Crabtrey - AR

“Dear Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be near each of you and comfort as only He can. We would like to share with you how Sis....Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Lonnie & Edith Crabtrey - AR

“A wonderful christian lady !! All that knew her loved her. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Lowetta and Bud Bishop - AR

“I LOVE WORKING WITH SIS LEWIS ON TUESDAY SHE WAS ONE OF THE LADIES THAT HELP ME LEARN TO QUILT SHE WILL BE MISSED ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: BETTY HUMPHRES - EFFINGHAM, IL

“Your words of wisdom are missed, your smile not forgotten, your spirit is now eternal, your encouragement and friendship to me and my mother (Mrs....Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Sandra Pearson Neal - AR

“I have so many wonderful memories of Sis Lewis while going to Glad Tidings with her. I would always look forward to taking my mother and going on...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Mikki "Black" Eubank - AR

“My Aunt Edith will always be cherished by me as a giving and loving family member, she will never be forgotten. I have the most wonderful memories...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Vicki Recio - Riverview, FL

“I spent a lot of time at Edith's house growing up as Mary Gaye was my best friend. Edith was always watching a television preacher or reading her...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Smith - Little Rock, AR

“I am the daughter of Betty Purdom Aunt Edith's niece. She was loved by all of my family. We enjoyed her everytime we would get together such a joy...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Purdom - North Little Rock, AR

“My wife Candy and I had the pleasure of knowing Sister Lewis when we attended Glad Tidings and worked in the church when Brother Brown was the Pastor...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Robert & Candy Tollett - AR

“Sis. Lewis was a mighty warrior in God's army. She was indeed one of the most Godly women that God has ever placed in my life and had such an impact...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Monrella Buchanan - Hensley, AR

“Sister Lewis was a spiritual giant in my life. A prayer warrior, teacher and lover of Jesus. Her life impacted many by her sweet spirit and faith in...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Darrell Wigginton - AR

“I have great memories of this sweet, Godly lady when I was a teenager and attended church with her and of being at her house with her daughter, Mary...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Sherry Humphres - Nashville, TN

“She was an Awesome Lady!!! She always had a great memory to share..she was loved by so many, and will be missed by So many!! ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Ruie Pope - Cabot, AR - Friend

“Oh Sister Lewis the heavens have gained an amazing woman of God! I'm so thankful for all of my memories! I'm going to miss you and its not good...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Hedin (Susie Davis) - Cabot, AR

“EDITH WAS A DELIGHTFUL LADY, I AM HAPPY TO HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO KNOW HER, IF ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: JEANNIE WELLS - Riverview, FL

“My dear sister was always smiling, laughing and sharing the message of the Bible. I know she is in heaven at last and singing the praises of the...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Judy Recio - Brandon, FL - Sister

“I met Mary this summer. She was my grandmother's roommate at the nursing home. Over the past few months I got to know her and will miss her. My...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: James McSorley - AR - friend

“What a tremendous pleasure to have been able to say that for seven years I had the distinct priviledge of pastoring Sis. Edith Lewis. Sis. Lewis was...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Rev. Tim O'Brien - Springdale, AR


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Mary Edith (Sister) Lewis, 98, of North Little Rock went to be with the Lord on March 11 2012. She was born April 7th 1913 in Wooster, AR. She was one of nine daughters of the late William Thomas Johnson and Elvira Johnson (maiden name Matchett).

She was a faithful member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God. Sister Lewis devoted her entire adult life to serving the lord. From passing out tracks to witness to soldiers at train stations in WWII to spending countless hours meeting people in the Levy area and witnessing for the Lord. She taught an adult Sunday school class for over 50 years. Every person who came into contact with Sister Lewis got to know firsthand her desire for everyone to have a personal relationship with the Lord. She was a true soldier in God's army.

She was preceded in death by her husband Julius (Dick) Lewis, daughter Mary Gaye Bickell, sisters Vada, Jewell, Myrtle, Cleo, and Retha.

She is survived by sisters Kay King, Little Rock, AR, Dean Moore, Clearwater, FL and Judy Recio, Brandon, FL, son-in-law David Bickell (Rebecca), two grandsons Justin Bickell and Kyle Bickell. Countless nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Glad Tidings Assembly of God (NLR) – missions.

Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 758-1170. Burial will follow in Little Rock National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Online obituary and guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.

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