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Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday January 16th, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Yancey Street Baptist Church
Saturday January 16th, 2021

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Miriam Bonita Lewis



On the morning of Thursday, January 14, 2021, Miriam Bonita Ward Lewis, age 66, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away at her residence.  The daughter of the late Arnold and Patricia Barnes Ward, she was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on July 16, 1954.


A loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend, Miriam had a kind hearted soul who never let anyone go hungry.  She loved working with children and teaching Sunday school.  Miriam most recently was attending Yancey Street Baptist Church in Marion.


She is survived by her former spouse, Ricky Lewis; four children, Tom Ward Wilson, Lintricia Rumfelt, Michael Ward and Amy Seaman; nine grandchildren, Jeffery Elkins, Justin Ward, Dustin Ward, Fredrick Rumfelt, Gaige Ward, Tyler Seaman, Kristian Seaman, Draken Seaman and DeKlan Seaman; and one great grandchild, Natlee Elkins.


A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Yancey Street Baptist Church with Rev. Dean Owenby officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., two hours prior to the service, at the church. 


Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Miriam’s memory are asked to consider, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or by visiting www.diabetes.org.





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So very sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed by so many. I know our little family loved her very much. She was a good friend to me and I am forever grateful to have had the pleasure of having her as a friend. She would always tell me she loved me everytime she seen me. I made sure to tell her I loved her also. RIP my sweet Angel!!!!

Crystal Holmes Jan 16 2021 12:00 AM

Amy and family, Im so sorry for the loss of Miriam she will always hold a special place in my heart for taking such good care of Dalton when he was growing up at the daycare, you all will be on my thoughts and prayers

Reva cannon Jan 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Miriam Lewis

Tammy Willis Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Miriam was such a wonderful person and loving soul. She will be dearly missed.

Andrea Bailey Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

Miriam was such a kind person, a wonderful teacher with a true love and passion for children. I am so thankful I got to know her and call her friend and colleague.

Melisa Smith Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

Miriam was always a sweet lady...I will Miss Her and her sweet smile and demeanor

Deb Robinson Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Miriam Lewis

Deb Robinson Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

She was a sweet person a true friend to many She will be missed. Our prayers for the family

Angel mahan Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers and thoughts for you all, I loved Miriam so much we grew up together and went to church at Chapel Hill for years together. She was like my sister growing up not a distant cousin. She was a special lady always smiling, thinking of others. Love and miss her May God bless you all and give you comfort thru out.

Judy Moody Shelton and family Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Miriam Lewis

Judy Moody Shelton and family Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

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