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Celebrating the life of
Nancy Nelson Lewis
September 23, 1927 - June 07, 2019
The cornerstone of her life was her strong Christian faith;Nancy was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 5:00PM until 7:00PM - Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 10:00am - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 300 Greenwich Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

I am so very sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have of Nancy bring you comfort during this difficult time and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17. For answers to any questions regarding what happens to our dead loved ones or any questions regarding the bible, please go to jw.org to find the answers.

SL, , Ga

Dearest Lewis family, I thank God for your many kindnesses you all have shown to my family. I know that heaven rejoices to Nancy's coming home! I am so thankful we WILL all see her and your daddy again! In Jesus Christ our saviour and Lord, Bryan Jarrott

Willa "Bryan" Jarrott, Statesboro, GA

To the Lewis family, We extend our sympathy and condolences to you after the passing of your mother. We wish the best to all of you and your families. Ann & Ed Bendin

Ann & Ed Bendin, Atlanta , Georgia

My deepest condolences with your loss

Douglas Mullis, Marietta, GA

Janice and I send our Prayers. Your mother and father were very special to me . We here for all of you .

Carson and Janice Justice, Palm Bay Florida ,

My condolences to the family I know it’s hard when u lose a love one in death,our God Jehovah has promised mankind that he will wipe out tears from our eyes and death will be no longer will we get sick He that will be a thing of the pass Revelation 21:4. This scripture will give the family comfort and strength. Again I am sorry for your loss. JW.org

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Nancy Lewis. She was such a beautiful, classy and talented woman full of southern grace and tremendous love for her family and those in need always! I had the honor of working for Mr. Lewis and getting to know the Lewis family many years ago..... as my very first TV job right out of college was with WJCL. I have always held the Lewis Family in the highest regards. So to all of the Lewis family, please accept my deepest sympathy and know that I am so sorry for your loss and you will always have a special place in my heart. Sending love and healing to you all. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. ????.

Natalie Hendrix, Savannah, Ga

Dear Lewis Family, We are so very sorry for your loss! What a Woman! May God Bless your family with Peace at this very sad time! Love to All of you! The Greco’s

Greco, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Lewis family.

Lum M. Purvis, Pooler, Ga.

With much loving sympathy’ Shirley

Shirley Ozburn Hagood , Vero Beach , Fl

With much loving sympathy’ Shirley

Shirley Ozburn Hagood , Vero Beach , Fl

Such a Beautiful Caring person who will certainly be missed by all who knew her. She always welcomed visitors to come swimming at her home(the whole girls softball team). Always a delite and a smile on her face. Rest in Peace dear one. I pray for the Angel of Peace that surpasses all understanding to wrap loving arms around her family during her transition to her next journey.

Sharon Sellers, Bloomingdale, Ga

Our prayers for a peace that only God provides at this time in your life. Knowing she is reunited with her loving Savior provides us with an assurance of her peace. Much love hugs & prayers for all of you~

Ed & Frances S Johns, Savanah , GA

Walter and Linda , Thinking of your family at this time and sending our prayers. Your mother lived her life in such a Godly manner that she always radiated pure love . What a Blessing it was to have known her . May God Bless ??

David and Diane Shuman, Savannah , Ga

walter and Linda and family so sorry for your loss of such a great southern lady she will be sadly missed by her friends and family.

Marion Bullis, Savannah, Georgia

Mrs Lewis left a wonderful legacy of love, faith, and stewardship. No doubt she will be greatly missed.

Sam Smith, Savannah, Ga

To the Lewis family, Nancy Lewis was a beautiful and gracious lady. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Lewis Family. May your memories comfort and sustain you during the days and months ahead. Love & blessings, Bob & Sheila Keller

Sheila Keller, Richmond Hill, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family on the passing of Mrs Nancy Lewis. She was a gracious christian lady. Condolences from: Virginia (Woodcock) Ford, Helen Johnson and Ike Warnock.

Virginia W Ford, Savannah, GA

Our sincere sympathy to all of the family on the passing of Mrs. Lewis. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you for peace and comfort.

Tony Adams and Brian Adams, Savannah, GA

Our deepest sympathy, such a lovely lady God-bless you all.

Gina Anderson Ellrod , Statesboro , Ga

We offer our sincere sympathy to the family. We always appreciated her warm friendly graciousness.

Dick & Judy Eckburg, Savannah, GA

It is with great sadness I hear of Nancy passing. She was always one of the nicest people and just a pleasure to be around. My favorite memory was when I had her and my mom over to my house for dinner and she just had a great time and was so impressed with how tight I keep my lawn she asked if she could take her shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass. The next thing you know there are six of us hanging out barefooted in the yard and simply enjoying life! I will never forget her or JC and the impact they both had on my life. So happy they are together again! My prayers are with the entire Lewis family in this time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace. Dwell on the good times and know there are many.

Robyn & Michele Quattlebaum, Savannah, Georgia

My thoughts and prayers are with the Lewis family at this time.

Jay Prince, Valdosta, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with this family!

Marvin Aids, Rincon , Ga.

Unending thanks for her ever pleasant friendship and kindnesses during all the years. Especial appreciation for the wonderful luncheons every two weeks at her house. We shall miss her dearly. May her family rejoice in her passing on to a better place. Little wonder her family, friends, and caretakers loved her dearly. Marie

Marie Backus McGuaghey, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to the family. I pray that God give you guy's the strength to get thru these difficult day. Stay STRONG God will bring you thru the storm.

Franchester David , Savannah , GA

My thoughts and prayers for Nancy the younger and her brothers and family as well as our Love.

Scott Backus, Savannah, GA

We sincerely will miss your Mom. She will always be remembered for her grace, Christian faith, kindness,and love of her family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all! Sincerely, Kim Anthony, Walter and Matthee

Kim Reardon, Anthony, Walter & Matthew, Decatur, Ga

My Sincerest Sympathy For All Of You On The Loss Of Your Loved One. Nancy Was An Amazing Woman And She'll Be Missed By So Many Who Knew And Loved Her. My Prayers Are With You All ?

Terri Sansare, Savannah, Ga

Curtis -- Saddened when I heard of your Mother's passing . While your family had her with you for many years nothing hurt more than the lost of ones Mother ! Trust time will help as it did with me. Sincerely , Herb

Herb McKenzie , Savannah, GA

Nancy was admired for her contributions to the community and will always be remembered for her loving relationship with family and friends. She is a role model for all women, young and old. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Jack and,Nancy Forehand

Jack Forehand, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Lewis was a great lady in every way! Her love for her family, faith and community was unwavering. She will be missed by all. Condolences and prayers for her family.

Fran George Arnsdorff, Savannah, GA

We extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of a beautiful, gracious and talented lady, Nancy. She will be greatly missed. Bill and Barbar Austin Savannah, Georgia

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Love and deepest sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan & Linda Walker

R. Dan & Linda Walker, Ellabell, GA

Dear Linda and Walter, Am so sorry to hear of Nini's passing, but know she is in a better place. Reunited w/the love of her life Curtis and her dear sister, I am sure she is beaming. God Bless you all! Grace

Grace Tate, Atlanta, GA

Walter, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother.

Bill & Andrea Morie, Marietta, Ga.

I knew Nancy, Mary Lee and Lois all through high school and what a beautiful person Nancy was forever. A gracious and kind girl into womanhood. She was indeed a gift to Savannah.

Miriam Center, Savannah, Ga.

Our deepest sympathy to Walter and all the Lewis family for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful and gracious lady.

Lemuel and Judy Lancaster, Savannah, Ga

I’ve been blessed with Nancy’s friendship since 1968 when she opened her home to anyone interested in studying God’s Word! In 1997 Nancy shared a copy of her prayer with me. Thought many of you might be blessed by it also! Nancy’s Prayer: I commit this day into Your hands, oh God. I thank You that I belong to You and that You know what this day holds for me. Take my life this day and use it for Your glory. Cleanse me from anything which will hinder Your work in my life. I will step out in faith, knowing the Holy Spirit is filling me continually as I trust in You and obey Your Word. Thank You that You are involved in everything that happens to me. Teach me to keep my eyes on You and not my circumstances surrounding me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Fall Quattlebaum , Savannah, GA

Nancy was one of the most beautiful ladies we have ever known. That beauty was from the inside out. A very special Christian lady who lived her Faith.

Ron & Pearl Beaupre, Savannah, Ga

Mrs. Lewis was a beautiful lady inside and out, always stunning! It was a truly honor to know her. My prayers are with the Lewis family. Gladis Cruz Underwood

Gladis Cruz, Pooler, GA Georgia

Mrs. Lewis was a kind and beautiful lady. First class all the way. Please know that my prayers are with the entire Lewis family during this difficult time. It was an honor to know her. God Bless you all. Darryl Smith

Darryl Smith, Richmond Hill, GA

Nancy Nelson Lewis, 91, passed away peacefully at home just before sunrise on June 7, 2019.

She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, the youngest of 4 children of Walter S. and Lois H. Nelson. They moved to Savannah when Nancy was two years old, where her father began many years of work for the Southern Cotton Oil Company. Nancy graduated from Savannah High School in 1945, and at the age of eighteen married J. Curtis Lewis, Jr. While he pursued a business degree at the University of Georgia, she attended classes there and later at Armstrong College. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage until his death in 2005.

She is survived by all six of her children, Nancy, Curtis (Carol), Walter (Linda), Wistar (Lynn), Scott and Christian (Mary), as well as 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 5 nieces. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, her brother Captain Walter S. Nelson, Jr., and her two sisters Lois N. Doss, and Mary Lee N. Lebey.

Among Nancy’s many talents were her artistic abilities, being particularly noted for her portraits and landscapes. Her painting and drawing skills first became evident in her teen years, and after a hiatus of 25 years to raise her family, she took formal art courses in New York City and from Savannah College of Art and Design locally. Over the years she painted portraits of many Savannahians, without charge, asking instead that a donation might be made to a local charity or foundation. She was active in the local art community and her oil paintings often received accolades or awards from fellow artists and general admirers alike. Nancy also enjoyed gardening and learned to become an expert in raising roses in her back yard.

The cornerstone of her life was her strong Christian faith, and Nancy was a founding member of the Chatham County Christian Women’s Club. Her volunteer and community efforts included many years with the Junior League and its annual Thrift Sale, as well as fundraising work for the Savannah Symphony with her regular appearances as one if its fashion show models. In 2016 she was named by SCAD as a Woman of Vision honoree, noting her charitable work in higher education and community service.

Her children are grateful for her many years of unwavering love and support shown to them as matriarch of a busy household, as well as her unfailing devotion to her husband as he juggled many business ventures and a term as Savannah Mayor.

The family will receive friends at a visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel on Monday, June 10, 2019.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

The family is particularly grateful for the compassionate care shown to Nancy by her numerous loving caregivers over the last four years, and by the outstanding team at Hospice
Savannah during the last week.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests consideration of modest memorial donations to the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive, Savannah, GA 31405, or to Union Mission, Inc., 120 Fahm St., Savannah, GA 31401, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have of Nancy bring you comfort during this difficult time and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17. For answers to any questions regarding what happens to our dead loved ones or any questions regarding the bible, please go to jw.org to find the answers.

SL, , Ga

Dearest Lewis family, I thank God for your many kindnesses you all have shown to my family. I know that heaven rejoices to Nancy's coming home! I am so thankful we WILL all see her and your daddy again! In Jesus Christ our saviour and Lord, Bryan Jarrott

Willa "Bryan" Jarrott, Statesboro, GA

To the Lewis family, We extend our sympathy and condolences to you after the passing of your mother. We wish the best to all of you and your families. Ann & Ed Bendin

Ann & Ed Bendin, Atlanta , Georgia

My deepest condolences with your loss

Douglas Mullis, Marietta, GA

Janice and I send our Prayers. Your mother and father were very special to me . We here for all of you .

Carson and Janice Justice, Palm Bay Florida ,

My condolences to the family I know it’s hard when u lose a love one in death,our God Jehovah has promised mankind that he will wipe out tears from our eyes and death will be no longer will we get sick He that will be a thing of the pass Revelation 21:4. This scripture will give the family comfort and strength. Again I am sorry for your loss. JW.org

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Nancy Lewis. She was such a beautiful, classy and talented woman full of southern grace and tremendous love for her family and those in need always! I had the honor of working for Mr. Lewis and getting to know the Lewis family many years ago..... as my very first TV job right out of college was with WJCL. I have always held the Lewis Family in the highest regards. So to all of the Lewis family, please accept my deepest sympathy and know that I am so sorry for your loss and you will always have a special place in my heart. Sending love and healing to you all. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. ????.

Natalie Hendrix, Savannah, Ga

Dear Lewis Family, We are so very sorry for your loss! What a Woman! May God Bless your family with Peace at this very sad time! Love to All of you! The Greco’s

Greco, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Lewis family.

Lum M. Purvis, Pooler, Ga.

With much loving sympathy’ Shirley

Shirley Ozburn Hagood , Vero Beach , Fl

With much loving sympathy’ Shirley

Shirley Ozburn Hagood , Vero Beach , Fl

Such a Beautiful Caring person who will certainly be missed by all who knew her. She always welcomed visitors to come swimming at her home(the whole girls softball team). Always a delite and a smile on her face. Rest in Peace dear one. I pray for the Angel of Peace that surpasses all understanding to wrap loving arms around her family during her transition to her next journey.

Sharon Sellers, Bloomingdale, Ga

Our prayers for a peace that only God provides at this time in your life. Knowing she is reunited with her loving Savior provides us with an assurance of her peace. Much love hugs & prayers for all of you~

Ed & Frances S Johns, Savanah , GA

Walter and Linda , Thinking of your family at this time and sending our prayers. Your mother lived her life in such a Godly manner that she always radiated pure love . What a Blessing it was to have known her . May God Bless ??

David and Diane Shuman, Savannah , Ga

walter and Linda and family so sorry for your loss of such a great southern lady she will be sadly missed by her friends and family.

Marion Bullis, Savannah, Georgia

Mrs Lewis left a wonderful legacy of love, faith, and stewardship. No doubt she will be greatly missed.

Sam Smith, Savannah, Ga

To the Lewis family, Nancy Lewis was a beautiful and gracious lady. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Lewis Family. May your memories comfort and sustain you during the days and months ahead. Love & blessings, Bob & Sheila Keller

Sheila Keller, Richmond Hill, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family on the passing of Mrs Nancy Lewis. She was a gracious christian lady. Condolences from: Virginia (Woodcock) Ford, Helen Johnson and Ike Warnock.

Virginia W Ford, Savannah, GA

Our sincere sympathy to all of the family on the passing of Mrs. Lewis. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you for peace and comfort.

Tony Adams and Brian Adams, Savannah, GA

Our deepest sympathy, such a lovely lady God-bless you all.

Gina Anderson Ellrod , Statesboro , Ga

We offer our sincere sympathy to the family. We always appreciated her warm friendly graciousness.

Dick & Judy Eckburg, Savannah, GA

It is with great sadness I hear of Nancy passing. She was always one of the nicest people and just a pleasure to be around. My favorite memory was when I had her and my mom over to my house for dinner and she just had a great time and was so impressed with how tight I keep my lawn she asked if she could take her shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass. The next thing you know there are six of us hanging out barefooted in the yard and simply enjoying life! I will never forget her or JC and the impact they both had on my life. So happy they are together again! My prayers are with the entire Lewis family in this time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace. Dwell on the good times and know there are many.

Robyn & Michele Quattlebaum, Savannah, Georgia

My thoughts and prayers are with the Lewis family at this time.

Jay Prince, Valdosta, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with this family!

Marvin Aids, Rincon , Ga.

Unending thanks for her ever pleasant friendship and kindnesses during all the years. Especial appreciation for the wonderful luncheons every two weeks at her house. We shall miss her dearly. May her family rejoice in her passing on to a better place. Little wonder her family, friends, and caretakers loved her dearly. Marie

Marie Backus McGuaghey, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to the family. I pray that God give you guy's the strength to get thru these difficult day. Stay STRONG God will bring you thru the storm.

Franchester David , Savannah , GA

My thoughts and prayers for Nancy the younger and her brothers and family as well as our Love.

Scott Backus, Savannah, GA

We sincerely will miss your Mom. She will always be remembered for her grace, Christian faith, kindness,and love of her family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all! Sincerely, Kim Anthony, Walter and Matthee

Kim Reardon, Anthony, Walter & Matthew, Decatur, Ga

My Sincerest Sympathy For All Of You On The Loss Of Your Loved One. Nancy Was An Amazing Woman And She'll Be Missed By So Many Who Knew And Loved Her. My Prayers Are With You All ?

Terri Sansare, Savannah, Ga

Curtis -- Saddened when I heard of your Mother's passing . While your family had her with you for many years nothing hurt more than the lost of ones Mother ! Trust time will help as it did with me. Sincerely , Herb

Herb McKenzie , Savannah, GA

Nancy was admired for her contributions to the community and will always be remembered for her loving relationship with family and friends. She is a role model for all women, young and old. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Jack and,Nancy Forehand

Jack Forehand, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Lewis was a great lady in every way! Her love for her family, faith and community was unwavering. She will be missed by all. Condolences and prayers for her family.

Fran George Arnsdorff, Savannah, GA

We extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of a beautiful, gracious and talented lady, Nancy. She will be greatly missed. Bill and Barbar Austin Savannah, Georgia

, ,

Love and deepest sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan & Linda Walker

R. Dan & Linda Walker, Ellabell, GA

Dear Linda and Walter, Am so sorry to hear of Nini's passing, but know she is in a better place. Reunited w/the love of her life Curtis and her dear sister, I am sure she is beaming. God Bless you all! Grace

Grace Tate, Atlanta, GA

Walter, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother.

Bill & Andrea Morie, Marietta, Ga.

I knew Nancy, Mary Lee and Lois all through high school and what a beautiful person Nancy was forever. A gracious and kind girl into womanhood. She was indeed a gift to Savannah.

Miriam Center, Savannah, Ga.

Our deepest sympathy to Walter and all the Lewis family for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful and gracious lady.

Lemuel and Judy Lancaster, Savannah, Ga

I’ve been blessed with Nancy’s friendship since 1968 when she opened her home to anyone interested in studying God’s Word! In 1997 Nancy shared a copy of her prayer with me. Thought many of you might be blessed by it also! Nancy’s Prayer: I commit this day into Your hands, oh God. I thank You that I belong to You and that You know what this day holds for me. Take my life this day and use it for Your glory. Cleanse me from anything which will hinder Your work in my life. I will step out in faith, knowing the Holy Spirit is filling me continually as I trust in You and obey Your Word. Thank You that You are involved in everything that happens to me. Teach me to keep my eyes on You and not my circumstances surrounding me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Fall Quattlebaum , Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Ashley Hill — Georgia

Nancy was one of the most beautiful ladies we have ever known. That beauty was from the inside out. A very special Christian lady who lived her Faith.

Ron & Pearl Beaupre, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Ron & Pearl Beaupre — Georgia

Mrs. Lewis was a beautiful lady inside and out, always stunning! It was a truly honor to know her. My prayers are with the Lewis family. Gladis Cruz Underwood

Gladis Cruz, Pooler, GA Georgia

Mrs. Lewis was a kind and beautiful lady. First class all the way. Please know that my prayers are with the entire Lewis family during this difficult time. It was an honor to know her. God Bless you all. Darryl Smith

Darryl Smith, Richmond Hill, GA


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