Shirley Lewis

June 30, 1934February 9, 2017
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Shirley Gay (Watkins) Lewis, 82, of Stuarts Draft passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Augusta Health.

Born June 30, 1934 in Stuarts Draft, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Kathryn J. (Brown) Watkins.

Shirley will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and sister who was always caring for those she loved.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Lynn Wells; son, Timothy Gray Bower; brother, Charles Wayland Watkins.

Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Alton Wayne Lewis; children, Wayland Bower and wife, Sandy, Sandy Hunt and husband, Barry, Rebecca Skillman and husband, Jesse and Joseph Bower all of Stuarts Draft; sister, Barbara Jones and husband, Rick of Ohio; grandchildren, Amber Bower, Jason Wells, Christopher Bower, Lee Wells, Justin Bower, Joshua Baska, Joseph Hunt, Justin Hunt, Kelly Buchanan, Marshall Thompson and Scarlett Skillman; 16 great grandchildren.

Following cremation, the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Sandy Hunt, 57 Hawkins Pond Lane, Stuarts Draft.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Shirley’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Pl, #306, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

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Monday, February 13, 2017