OBITUARY

Alois Gray Lewis

November 15, 1925July 23, 2020

Eleanor Alois Gray Lewis, age 94, passed away July 23, 2020, at Springhurst Health and Rehab. She was born November 15, 1925, in Meade County, KY, to the late David Clarence Gray, Jr. and Inez Ethel Bewley Gray. She was a graduate of Shawnee Girls High School in 1943. She retired from First National Bank of Louisville in 1990 after working there for over 15 years as a bank teller. She then spent more than two decades as a volunteer at the VA hospital. She was a member of the John Marshall Chapter of the DAR. She felt her greatest contributions in life were the raising of her three children and her faithful ministry as a pastor’s wife for forty years. She served alongside her husband, Rev. James B. Lewis (married 72 years), at Clark’s Creek Baptist Church, Grant County, KY; Ormsby Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, KY; First Baptist Church, Corbin KY; Rockford Lane Baptist Church, Louisville, KY; and Westport Road Baptist Church, Louisville,KY. After retirement in 1989, she and Jim were long time members at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister, Marguerite Gray Rhodes, and her brother, Albert James Gray.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Lewis Springs (Lance) of Louisville; James Barry Lewis (Cliff Goulet) of Lake Worth, FL; and Peter Gray Lewis (Sook Jin Jo) of New York City; two grandchildren, Jason Springs (Atalia Omer) of South Bend, IN; and Amanda Langlands (Bryan) of Georgetown, KY; as well as six great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by sisters, Mary David Gray Myles of Shelbyville, KY, Barbara Gray Rolph, of Louisville; and a brother, Richard Michael Gray of Holland, OH.

Her family is grateful to the loving caregivers at Springhurst Pines Assisted Living and Health and Rehab where she lived the last three years of her life. Gratitude is also due her Hosparus team who walked by her side and ours at the end.

Private Internment will be at Cave Hill Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date. Contributions of sympathy may be made to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, 400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY, 40324, or to a charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her children, Kathy Lewis Springs (Lance) of Louisville; James Barry Lewis (Cliff Goulet) of Lake Worth FL; and Peter Gray Lewis (Sook Jin Jo) of New York City; two grandchildren, Jason Springs (Atalia Omer) of South Bend, IN; and Amanda Langlands (Bryan) of Georgetown KY as well as six great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by sisters Mary David Gray Myles of Shelbyville, KY; Barbara Gray Rolph, of Louisville; and a brother, Richard Michael Gray of Holland, Oh.
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+Marjorie and Deborah Davis

July 30, 2020

Please accept our sincere condolences for the passing of Alois. She and Jim were a significant part of our lives and we loved them dearly. They were such gentle souls and loved the Lord. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.

Mike Quig

July 26, 2020

Mrs. Lewis and Bro. Jim welcomed me into their home many times. They said on more than one occasion that I was part of the family. I was honored by their hospitality.

Peace to Peter, Barry and Kathy.

Tina Hubbard

July 26, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to all the family of Alois. She was such a sweet lady and a blessing to all who knew her.

Dottie Smith

July 25, 2020

Such a special lady who loved deeply and unconditionally. That’s not to say you didn’t know when she might be disappointed or upset with a decision you made. She and Jim spent many hours in our home and were always a blessing. Praying for God’s peace and comfort to be poured out on her family and happy she is finally in her eternal home.

Curtis Randolph

July 25, 2020

Alois was a selfless person. She served the Lord beside her husband Jim for many years. My condolences to her wonderful family.

Pat Key

July 24, 2020

One loving, kind, and gentle lady. A wonderful hostess, cook, and the perfect ‘Pastor’s Wife’. She taught me so much. My favorite word of wisdom was that you could carry on a course of conversation simply by using only one word…. Let the other person share the ‘news’ and you answer in different tones with the word “WELL”. She said, “You can get all the news (gossip) and yet remain non-committal!”
In her presence there was always love, joy, and friendship. Alois made a remarkable impact on my life and the lives of our family members. I treasure the memories of the sweet experiences we shared together. Heaven gained a radiant blessing and we can ‘bank’ our blessed memories.

Christian Walther

July 24, 2020

I will always remember her kindness whenever the extended family all came together.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY