Jeannette Faircloth Lewis, age 87, of the Deep River Community, died Saturday, March 16, 2019.
She was born in Fayetteville, NC on July 18, 1931 to the late Marion Stanford Faircloth and Lillie Gertrude Gainey Faircloth. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Claude Irvin Lewis; granddaughter Callie Morgan Lewis and siblings Donald Faircloth and Yvette Melvin. Jeannette loved her Lord, family, and friends. She took great delight in her flowers and the birds that came to her beautiful gardens. She was a Registered Nurse for many years. She started her career as an Emergency Room Nurse, worked in a Pediatrician’s office for 16 years and retired as the Director of Daily Operations at St. Joseph Home Healthcare. She was a charter member of the Rotary Club and also served on the Nursing Home Advisory Board for 13 years. She was a member of the Living Word Ladies Bible Study and attended both New Hope Baptist Church and Flat Springs Baptist Church. She had close friends and relationships at both churches.
She is survived by sons Warren Lewis and wife Barbara of Sanford, Scott Lewis and wife Cindy of Sanford; daughters Nancy Blackwell of Hartsville, SC, Amy Tudor and husband Rick of Angier, NC; brothers M.S. Faircloth and wife Virginia of Hope Mills, NC, Allen Faircloth and wife Wanda of St. Pauls, NC; sister Marion Cook of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren Caroline Hodge, Camille Peregoy, Adrienne Lewis, Sarah Lewis, Hunter Lewis and great-grandchildren Bayley Hodge and Callen Lewis.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 18, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the fellowship hall of Flat Springs Baptist Church and at other times at the family home. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM at Flat Springs Baptist Church with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In the cool of the day, Jeannette and God were walking in her gardens, and as God beheld the beauty thereof, he asked her if she would come to work for Him in His garden. Jeannette F. Lewis on March 16, 2019 went to work for God in His garden. She would want everyone to take a moment and look around and behold the beauty of God’s creation.
Memorials may be made to Flat Springs Baptist Church or New Hope Baptist Church in Jeannette’s memory.