Joyce Kimberly Lewis, 61, participated in the Special Olympics

Joyce Kimberly Lewis

WILMINGTON — Joyce Kimberly Lewis, 61, went to be with Jesus Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. She was born May 27, 1959, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and was the beloved daughter of Phyllis Cooley Lewis and the late James Andrew Lewis.

In addition to her devoted, loving mother, Phyllis, of Wilmington, Joyce is survived by two sisters, Janet Henry (Greg) of Wilmington and Shelly Russell (Bret) of Boulder Creek, California; special uncle, Roger Cooley of Virginia; aunt, Charlotte Downey of South Carolina; and many cousins.

Joyce was a special angel sent to us from heaven to love and watch over during her time on this earth. She loved her family and the Lord. With her gentle and fun-loving personality, Joyce will be missed by all who knew her.

She previously attended a day program at the HELP Center in Wilmington and was a participant in the Special Olympics. Later in her life, Joyce lived for 11 enjoyable years in a group home, Country Living in Washington, where she met many wonderful and caring people who still remember her sweetness even today.

A special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Azalea Health in Wilmington for taking good care of her during her short residency there and to all her doctors and their staffs who attended to her many physical and emotional needs during her lifetime.

Private funeral services will be held in Wilmington at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. Internment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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