Marie Lewis

Marie Lewis, age 78 of Romayor, Texas was born April 8, 1940 to Jacob Willis “Jake” Votaw and Laura Ida “Gertrude” Greer Votaw in Dayton, Liberty County, Texas. She went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 22, 2018 after a short battle with chemotherapy to fight Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

She is preceded in death by her father, Jake Votaw, mother, Gertrude Votaw, three brothers, James Junior Votaw, Harold Votaw, and Willis Votaw, step-daughter, Pamela Lewis, and grandson, Jimmy Waller.

She is survived by her husband, H.C. Lewis, Jr., son, Billy Clifton and wife Carla, step-son, Michael Lewis and wife Tatiana, step-daughters, Julie Lewis and Donna Lewis, grandchildren, Cherry Krolczyk and husband Brian, Chris Clifton and wife Stephani, Joseph Waller and wife Brianee, Michael Lewis, Jr., Matthew Lewis, Shane Hulse and wife Lulu, Kyle Logan and wife Jessica, Justin Logan, and Stacy Brownfield, brother, Vernon Votaw and wife Paula, sisters, Carolyn Osborn and husband Vincent, Nelda DeRiso and husband Mike, along with numerous great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends and family.

Marie was a professional auctioneer for 20 years for various non-profit organizations. She enjoyed fishing, taking care of her family, and was known as a very self-less person. Marie was an active member of the Central Baptist Church for 10 years where she sang with the choir and loved her church dearly.

Marie’s celebration of life will be on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. She will be cremated so no graveside services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Central Baptist Church, 3576 E. HWY 90, Liberty, Texas 77575.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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