Rebecca Rosalee Burgess Lewis, 73, New Hanover HS Latin, English and French teacher is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Rebecca Rosalee Burgess Lewis
Rebecca Rosalee Burgess Lewis

Rebecca Rosalee Burgess Lewis, of Castle Hayne, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was 73.

She was born Feb. 15, 1942, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace T. Burgess of Winston-Salem. She attended high school in Winston-Salem and graduated from Wake Forest University. She retired from teaching Latin, English and French at New Hanover High School. She was a classical scholar, church organist and pianist and beloved by family and many friends.

She is survived by her husband, George C. Lewis, of Old Bridgesite Road; children, Elizabeth, Marcus and Jane, all of Castle Hayne; grandchildren, John Elliot Lewis, of Seattle and Arlo, Donovan and Felix Hill, of Castle Hayne; sisters, Sara Burgess Page and husband Pete and Mary Burgess Wright and husband Steve, of Wilmington; and son-in-law, Tucker Hill, of Old Bridgesite Road.

A service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Market Chapel, 1617 Market St. Interment will be held at Oakdale Cemetery.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

To view the full list of Port City Daily obituaries, click here.