Mother Hermene Margaret Lewis died on Aug. 16 at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Pastor Joseph W. Lewis; her sons: Charles and Flemon Lewis; sister, Vernita Sandiford of Barbados; grandchildren: Gabriel Lewis of New Hampshire, Mone’t “Star” Lewis of St. Thomas, Natalie Lewis of New Hampshire, and Flemon J. and Nefty Lewis of Puerto Rico. Remarkably close sisters in Christ: Sister Yvonne Williams of St. Thomas, Sister Altera Frett of St. Thomas, Brother Keith Johnstone of St. Thomas and the Caribbean Inter-denominational Gospel Choir, Sister Elizabeth Owens of Kansas City, Mo., Sister Clarisa Blyden of St. Thomas, Sister Valerie Brown and her family, and Minister Richard Isaac and his family.
The Lewis family thanks her nurses and professionals: Mrs. Nacaise “Queenie” Liverpool and her daughters: Sister Juliet Petty and the Leading Ladies group, RLS Hospital nurses and doctors, Continuum Care professionals, nurse aid Buckley, the Pentecostal COGIC family, the Women’s Department of COGIC, and the God’s Women of Favor Ministries ladies.
The Lewis family thanks everyone who has and will contribute to the Hermene M. Lewis Annual Scholarship for women 18-65 who desire to attend seminary school to go into the ministry.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, mail a tax-deductible check or money order to PO. Box 304543, St. Thomas, VI 00803, payable to Hermene M. Lewis, c/o Annual Scholarship.
The first viewing will be held from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Sept, 18, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home, St. Thomas. Live streaming will be available by Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second and final viewing will from 9-10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Pentecostal COGIC, located at C-10 Estate Hoffman, St. Thomas. The service will immediately follow at the church. Interment will be on the COGIC church grounds. Saturday Live streaming will be available. Floral arrangements are being handled by Turnbull’s Funeral home and Ms. Lonnie Phillips at 998-0133.
Finally, the Lewis family requests that everyone attending the Homegoing service come with a celebratory spirit of rejoicing in Mother Lewis’ legacy and the thousands of lives impacted by her ministry and Word of God.