Phyllis Lewis

Obituary of Phyllis Lewis

Lewis, Phyllis N.(Mellott), - 89, of Linwood, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was born April 8, 1928 in Amaranth, PA. She was the daughter of the late E. LeRoy and Verda (Deneen) Mellott. On August 12, 1948 she married Bernard J. Lewis, at St. Patrick's R.C. Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA. Phyllis grew up in East Waterford, PA, and attended Elementary School there. She graduated from Juniata-Joint High School in Mifflintown, PA in 1947. While attending high school she was a member of the school orchestra, a drum majorette in the band, and played on the softball and basketball teams. She graduated from Central Pennsylvania Business College in 1948. Following years devoted to being a wife, homemaker, and mother, she entered the work force as an automobile insurance claims adjuster. She worked for Prudential Insurance Company and the Hanover Insurance Company. She retired from Hanover in 1995. Phyllis was a member of The "C" Shell Chapter 37148 of The Red Hats Society, The Barracuda Dinner Group, and Our Lady of Sorrows Women's Society. She served as a member of the School Board of St. Josephs Regional School, in Somers Point, NJ. She was active in her children's athletic activities, especially swimming. Phyllis also served as a coach in the Linwood Girl's Softball League and as a cheerleader coach in the Linwood Panthers Football program. Surviving are her two sons: Timothy and wife Vicki of Laureldale, and Christopher; two daughters: Mary Beth Lewis and partner Mary Jo Bernardo of Linwood, NJ and Ann Marie Mazur of Olney, MD; and six grandchildren: June Wickes Rew, Eric Jr., Jake and Ashley Mazur, Jena and Jackson Lewis-Bernardo. Phyllis was preceded in death by a daughter, Bernice Wickes, son Patrick Lewis, sister Ruth Roeder and her husband of over 65 years, Bernard Lewis. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Visitation is 9 a.m. followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash Ave in Linwood on Friday Dec. 22nd. Burial is at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Linwood - Ventnor, NJ. Condolences may be extended to the family at