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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Nell A. Lewis

May 16, 1927June 21, 2020
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Nell Rose Adair Lewis died on June 21, 2020 at the age of 93. Nell was born in Kingsville, Texas on May 16, 1927, the only child of Luther Lee Adair and Roxie Olivia Griffin Adair. She was the granddaughter of Edward Lee Adair and Margaret Frances Cleveland Adair of Bishop, Texas and Thomas Griffin and Olivia Sumpter Morrison Griffin, originally from Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Nell attended schools in Robstown, San Diego, and Sinton, Texas, graduating from Sinton High School in 1944. She attended Baylor University as well as the School of Architecture at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. After leaving school, she worked in Dallas, later returning to Sinton to work for Plymouth Oil Company. In Sinton she met the love of her life, Marion McLean “Mack” Lewis, and they married in 1951. Nell and Mack lived in Goliad for the first 14 years of their marriage, before moving to Victoria in 1965 where Mack was a partner in the law firm of Guittard and Henderson. He later served as District Court Judge of both the 135th and 267th Judicial Districts. They were married for over 50 years and raised two children before his passing in 2002.

Nell was a member of Goliad Presbyterian Church. She spent her latter years happily searching for and finding the ancestors for both her and Mack’s families, and was very proud to have documented the arrival of her ancestors to the shores of America in 1660.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Adair “Tom” Lewis and daughter-in-law, Ann Edwards, of Carmichael, California; her daughter, Roxanne Lewis Miller and son-in-law, Tracy Miller, of Inez, Texas; and three grandchildren: John Armstrong “Jack” Lewis, of Atlanta, Georgia; Catherine Adair “Katy” Lewis of Los Angeles, California; and Hunter Thomas Miller, of New Braunfels, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 9-10 AM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Services will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bette Burris, pastor and long-time friend, officiating.

In the interest of health, masks will be required and social distancing observed. Seating will be limited, so please do not feel obligated to attend as we all work to remain healthy.

In lieu of flowers, Nell requested that memorials be sent to Golden Crescent Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.), P. O. Box 1627, Victoria, Texas, 77902, a group that Mack worked closely with to organize. They were both were so proud of the work they do for children.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kishun Chand, M.D. and his staff for their loving care of Nell in her last years and the staff, nurses and chaplains at Crown Hospice, and the caring staff at Vitality Court.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Marion McLean Lewis, Husband (deceased)
  • Luther Lee Adair, Father (deceased)
  • Roxie Olivia Griffin Adair, Mother (deceased)
  • Roxanne and Tracy Miller, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Thomas Adair Lewis and Ann Edwards, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • John Armstrong "Jack" Lewis, Grandson
  • Catherine Adair "Katy" Lewis, Granddaughter
  • Hunter Thomas Miller, Grandson
  • DONATIONS

  • Golden Crescent Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.)

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

Memories

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Coque Franklin Lawson

June 25, 2020

Nell and I met on-line while researching our Adair families. Although we never found a common ancestor, I cherished each email I received from her much like a child getting a gift on Christmas morning. The mysteries we encountered and discovered in our emails would make a great movie. I missed receiving her emails several years ago and tried to find her on Facebook to no avail. Also we never personally met, we developed a wonderful friendship. She Is now visiting with her ancestors and I am hoping she sends Angels to help me in my research. Nell, I miss you and look forward to meeting you...in another time...

Michael Biehunko

June 24, 2020

I was a partner at Rosewood Funeral Chapels until I retired in May 2016. I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Judge and Mrs. Lewis in the early 70's when I was a young funeral director at Colonial Funeral Home. They both always were so kind and no matter who you were treated you like you were somebody. May god bring his blessings upon the entire family.

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Biography

Nell Rose Adair Lewis died on June 21, 2020 at the age of 93. Nell was born in Kingsville, Texas on May 16, 1927, the only child of Luther Lee Adair and Roxie Olivia Griffin Adair. She was the granddaughter of Edward Lee Adair and Margaret Frances Cleveland Adair of Bishop, Texas and Thomas Griffin and Olivia Sumpter Morrison Griffin, originally from Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Nell attended schools in Robstown, San Diego, and Sinton, Texas, graduating from Sinton High School in 1944. She attended Baylor University as well as the School of Architecture at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. After leaving school, she worked in Dallas, later returning to Sinton to work for Plymouth Oil Company. In Sinton she met the love of her life, Marion McLean “Mack” Lewis, and they married in 1951. Nell and Mack lived in Goliad for the first 14 years of their marriage, before moving to Victoria in 1965 where Mack was a partner in the law firm of Guittard and Henderson. He later served as District Court Judge of both the 135th and 267th Judicial Districts. They were married for over 50 years and raised two children before his passing in 2002.

Nell was a member of Goliad Presbyterian Church. She spent her latter years happily searching for and finding the ancestors for both her and Mack’s families, and was very proud to have documented the arrival of her ancestors to the shores of America in 1660.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Adair “Tom” Lewis and daughter-in-law, Ann Edwards, of Carmichael, California; her daughter, Roxanne Lewis Miller and son-in-law, Tracy Miller, of Inez, Texas; and three grandchildren: John Armstrong “Jack” Lewis, of Atlanta, Georgia; Catherine Adair “Katy” Lewis of Los Angeles, California; and Hunter Thomas Miller, of New Braunfels, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 9-10 AM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Services will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bette Burris, pastor and long-time friend, officiating.

In the interest of health, masks will be required and social distancing observed. Seating will be limited, so please do not feel obligated to attend as we all work to remain healthy.

In lieu of flowers, Nell requested that memorials be sent to Golden Crescent Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.), P. O. Box 1627, Victoria, Texas, 77902, a group that Mack worked closely with to organize. They were both were so proud of the work they do for children.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kishun Chand, M.D. and his staff for their loving care of Nell in her last years and the staff, nurses and chaplains at Crown Hospice, and the caring staff at Vitality Court.

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