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Martha Massey Lewis

January 19, 1928 April 21, 2019
Martha Massey Lewis
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Obituary for Martha Massey Lewis

Martha Massey Lewis passed away on Easter morning, April 21, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living, from complications of COPD.

Born in Jasper, Tennessee on January 19, 1928 to Hobart and Martha Massey, she went on to achieve a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she met and married her college sweetheart, William “Bill” Lewis. She and Bill raised two boys, Mark, born in 1952 and Larry, born in 1954.

She taught in Florida and Alabama before coming to Oak Ridge. She taught at Willow Brook Elementary in Oak Ridge until retirement in 1990. During that time, she earned a master’s degree in reading and became the reading specialist. She was a 50-year member of Delta Kappa Gamma educator’s sorority.

She was also passionate about playing bridge, achieving Silver Life Master. She loved gardening and knitting. She demonstrated unconditional love to all. She was known for her sunny disposition and sense of humor. Her intellect and interest in the world around her was evident to all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her parents and her brothers Hobart and Thomas Earl Massey and her sister Florence Merriman Cruise.

She is survived by her two sons, Mark of Colorado Springs, CO, and Larry (Marti) of Oak Ridge. In addition, she is survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say special thanks to the Brookdale staff, Dr. Jeffrey Grabenstein and Margaret Skaife for their excellent care and concern.

The family will receive friends at the United Church Chapel on the Hill on Thursday, Apr. 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 in the fellowship hall with memorial service to follow in the sanctuary. Private interment will take place at a later date.

The family prefers that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to charities that impacted Martha’s life, such as Willow Brook Elementary with designation to Wednesday Discovery Program, United Church Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, Alpha Epsilon Scholarship of Delta Kappa Gamma, Oak Ridge Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund, American Cancer Society, and American Lung Association. An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com


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Visitation

Thursday

25

Apr

5:00 PM 4/25/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/25/2019 7:00:00 PM
United Church Chapel-On-the-Hill

85 Kentucky Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

United Church Chapel-On-the-Hill
85 Kentucky Avenue Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Celebration of Life

Thursday

25

Apr

7:00 PM 4/25/2019 7:00:00 PM
United Church Chapel-On-the-Hill

85 Kentucky Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

United Church Chapel-On-the-Hill
85 Kentucky Avenue Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States
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