“A Vision of Hope and Determination as she moved into her Golden Years”
Mary Anita Fuller Lewis transitioned peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Hampton, Virginia. She was born in Augusta County, Virginia, on April 9, 1921, to the late Samuel L. Fuller and Annie B. Fuller. She was preceded in death by her three sisters: Laverne Turner, Ophelia Murray, and Annette Fuller, and her son, Errol Rodney Lewis.
She was married on January 24, 1946 to Zachairias “Zach” H. Lewis II, who preceded her in death. To this union four children were born.
Ms. Lewis was class salutatorian at Rosenwald High School, Waynesboro, Virginia. She attended Bennett College for women, Greensboro, North Carolina, University of Virginia, and later graduated from Dabney School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
She worked as a nurse for the former Waynesboro Community Hospital for many years and worked as coordinator for the Family Planning Program for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health, Waynesboro, Virginia. She retired from the Health Department after 16 years of service.
Her husband, Zachairias Lewis, owned and operated Lewis Funeral Home where he served as Funeral Director and she served as secretary for the business.
She was an active member at Pleasant View United Methodist Church until she relocated to Hampton, Virginia and joined Saint James United Methodist Church.
Anita enjoyed flowers and gardening; her favorite past time was reading.
She leaves to cherish her memories two sons: Zachairias, Staunton, VA; Julian (Timmy) (Jackqueline), Yorktown, VA; and daughter, Joyce, Hampton, VA; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and one special family friend, Charlie White.
A viewing is scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Charlton and Groome Funeral Home, 619 Lifecore, Fishersville, Virginia. A graveside service will be held January 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery, Waynesboro, Virginia.
Arrangements Entrusted To
Charlton and Groome Funeral Home
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