Edward Earl Lewis

September 28, 1925April 1, 2013

Edward E. Lewis, 87, of Wilmington, NC passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013. He was a precious man born into a lonely orphanage, who left this world loved by all he met. Edward was born in Rome, NY and grew up in Lowville, NY.

He proudly served in the US Marine Corps during WWII. He was a master craftsman, but will be remembered as a loving father and the world’s best grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Maybell Bryant Lewis.

He is survived by his son, Edward Earl Lewis (Jackie); daughter, Pat Edwards; 6 grandchildren, Cheryl Pearce, Scott Edwards, Greg Lewis, Gene Malpass, Charlene Mumford, Jennifer Burrows; 14 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

A visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Coble Ward-Smith, Oleander Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM at Coble Ward-Smith, Oleander Chapel. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The staff of Coble Ward-Smith is honored to serve the family of Edward E. Lewis.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Becky Fritts

April 3, 2013

I was so sad to hear about Uncle Ed passing away. He and Aunt Maybell played a big part in my life as I was growing up. When I was a kid I used to get a phone call every Christmas from who I thought was Santa Claus and every Easter from who I thought was the Easter Bunny. It turned out it was Uncle Ed making those calls to me. I am so grateful to have those precious memories that he made for me. I will miss him so much. My thoughts and prayers go out to Patsy, Earl and all the grandchildren.

Carol Chatfield

April 3, 2013

I was so sad to hear about the passing of Uncle Ed. He was a loving man and I have such great memories of walking through the woods to their house for a visit and possibly some candy. He will truly be missed.

Debbie Hartley

April 3, 2013

Dear Patsy and Earl,

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time as you gather together to honor Ed. I wish we could be there, but please know that I have many fond memories of gentle Ed and our growing up years around him and Maybell-there was much laughter in those early years!

With Love,
Debbie Bryant Hartley & Bill

Matt Bryant

April 3, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to Patsy and Earl on the sad passing of your father, and my Uncle Ed. He was such a warm, gentle caring man with a unique sense of humor that touched us all. He was a big influence on my life, as he was so many others. May he rest in peace free of the pain and suffering he endured recently. Let me know if you need anything.