Norma Jean McElroy Lewis, 83, a resident of the Oak Grove Community, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at her home.
She was born to the late Henry McElroy and Jessie Nelson on June 24, 1935, in Stamps, Ark. She married the love of her life, Robert Lee Lewis, on September 26, 1959, in Nashville, Ark. She worked for Tyson Foods and was a Nurse’s Aide, having worked at the De Queen Regional Medical Center. Norma loved the Lord, was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Oak Grove. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing, quilting and shooting the breeze, but most of all, she cherished the time spent with those she loved.
Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Lee Lewis, in 1965; three brothers, Gene Nelson, Harvey Nelson and Elvin Nelson; as well as, a sister and brother-in-law, Billie and Lawrence Candler.
She is survived by two sons, Reginald Lewis and special friend, Sharon Johnson, of Hope, Ark., and James Lewis and wife, Sherry, of Prescott, Ark.; three daughters, Glenda Wynn, Dorothy Scroggins, and Billie Newton and husband, James, all of Lockesburg, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Nelson and wife, Vera, of Ashdown, Ark., Clevelon Nelson and wife, Gwendolyn, of Dallas, Texas, and Charles Nelson and wife, Patricia, of Charleston, S.C.; one sister-in-law, Helen Nelson of Dallas, Texas; special friends, Leon Alexander, LeeVell Polite, Jake Greenlee and Clenon Geiger, all of Lockesburg, Ark.; as well as, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at Chandler Funeral Home in De Queen, Ark.
Funeral services was held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 10 a.m., in the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with Rev. Ronald Goodloe officiating.
Burial was held in the Oak Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen, Ark.