Rose Mary Lewis

September 26, 1931March 6, 2018
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LEWIS, ROSEMARY - age 86 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away peacefully March 6, 2018 in her room at Windsor Gardens Assisted Living after an extended illness. She was a beloved wife, mother, friend to all, and will be remembered for her spunky, fun-loving personality. She was a member of Faith Promise Church and was retired from Anderson County Schools where she worked in the cafeteria. Rosemary loved music; loved to sing, play guitar and wrote her own songs; loved animals of all kinds, especially dogs and cats. Rosemary was also an amazing cook and baker. Preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Stella (Mozingo) Leach; brother, Carl Leach; sisters, Kathleen (Lane), Adelyn (Green), Zula (French), Linda (Reed), Dean Leach, and Jeanette Leach; husband, Eugene A. Lewis. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Sheila (Burns) Lewis of Memphis, TN; brother-in-law, Bob Lewis (Fran) of Vacaville, CA; sister-in-law, Wilma Leach of Lake City; Cousin, Jp Gibson (Doris) of Bowling Green, FL; nieces, Carla Jeffers (Scott) of Jacksboro, TN, Lori Lewis of Santa Barbara, CA, Kimberly Peglow of Silverdale, WA, Kelly Avery (Mark) of Fairfield, CA., Julie Codron of Napa, CA, Jaime Reed of Knoxville, TN, nephews; Tim Leach of Lake City, TN, Mike Lewis (Monique) of Santa Cruz, CA, Michael Lewis of Olathe, KS; great nephews, Josh Jeffers (Dana) of Fort Myers, FL and Jason Hensel of Dallas, TX. A Memorial Service will be held at Faith Promise Church (Anderson Campus) 96 Mariner Point Drive, Clinton, TN 37716 on Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation in Rosemary Lewis’ name be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN or the Humane Society of The Tennessee Valley, Knoxville, TN. Condolences may be made on our website: Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.


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Gail Bliss Eberhard

March 22, 2018

Eric and Sheila ~ Thank you for sharing your mom with us. The video tribute was very touching and shows just how much you loved her and she loved you back. So wonderful to see her sharing music with you Eric. May God give you the comfort you seek at this time. I am confident that he will. Love you both.

Becky Brant Stamps

March 13, 2018

Eric, your mom was such a sweet lady always talk to us when we walked around the neighborhood. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

Anonymous Anonymous

March 12, 2018

She was inspired inspiring and loved without measure. The world has lost a truly kind soul... She will be missed

Cindy Martin

March 12, 2018

I did not personally know Rose Mary, but from listening to her daughter in law, Sheila, talk about her has made me want to be the kind of loving, fun and spunky mother in law to my new daughter in law. I know you are singing and playing your guitar in heaven’s choir.

Irma Gray

March 9, 2018

Rose Mary was a great friend, always smiling, joking and singing. I will miss her and always treasure her friendship. We became friends when Eric was in kindergarten and shared many great times since-- exercising, shopping, chaperoning fun trips. I will miss you sweet. Lady. Rest in Peace till we meet again!!

Craig Yarbrough

March 7, 2018

I'm so glad that I was able to spend some time with her, to hear her sing, and to enjoy her sweet spirit. I'm grateful for all she instilled in her son, Eric, that resulted in him being one of the finest people I know. My heart is with all who mourn. Rest well, Rose Mary!