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Tressie Magilea (Lewis) Roark

April 2, 1933May 11, 2020

Mrs. Tressie Magilea Lewis Roark, 87, of Hudson passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Hudson.

Mrs. Roark was born in Ashe County on April 2, 1933 to the late Everett Lewis and Beatrice Cornett Lewis.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Bruce Roark; son, Gary Roark; two sisters, Margaret Mahala, Georgia Daughtery, Brothers, Carl Lewis, Darryl Lewis, Earl Lewis and James Lewis.

Tressie was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker, loved quilting, sewing and embroidery. She also worked for Bernhardt Furniture for many years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dannie Roark and wife Roberta of Boomer, Steven Roark and Lewis Roark, both of the home, daughters; Kathy McNeil of Granite Falls, Sandra Bumgarner and husband Eddie of Hudson, Donna Tester and husband Jerry of Lenoir, brothers, Steve Lewis of Pennsylvania, Johnny Lewis of Maryland , and Clyde Lewis of Creston.

Also left, to cherish her memory are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service to honor Mrs. Roark will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home with Rev. Edd Warren officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount View Independent Methodist Church Cemetery in Ashe County.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Tressie Roark.


  • Russell Bruce Roark, Husband (deceased)
  • Everett Lewis, Father (deceased)
  • Beatrice Lewis, Mother (deceased)
  • Dannie Roark (Roberta), Son
  • Steven Roark, Son
  • Lewis Roark, Son
  • Kathy McNeil, Daughter
  • Sandra Bumgarner (Eddie), Daughter
  • Donna Tester (Jerry), Daugther
  • Steve Lewis, Brother
  • Johnny Lewis, Brother
  • Clyde Lewis, Brother
  • Gary Roark, Son (deceased)
  • Carl Lewis, Brother (deceased)
  • Darryl Lewis, Brother (deceased)
  • Earl Lewis, Brother (deceased)
  • James Lewis, Brother (deceased)
  • Margaret Mahala, Sister (deceased)
  • Georgia Daughtery, Sister (deceased)

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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 14, 2020


Tressie Magilea (Lewis) Roark

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Peggy Wheeler

May 18, 2020

You will always be missed.You are in heaven now no more suffering. I hate you had to leave us so soon.You did a great job raising your kids they can't ask for a better mom.I enjoyed beening in your life until Jesus took you to heaven.Love you🎍

Larry & Shirley HARGUS

May 18, 2020

Kathy, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. We are praying for you and your family. May God Bless all of you.

Betty and Jim Ryan

May 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss of your mother, Sandy.
Our heartfelt sympathy to your family.
Jim and Betty Ryan


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