Betty Ann Gillespie Lewis, 92, of Dayton passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Houston. She was born August 8, 1926 in Electra, Texas to parents Robert Edward Gillespie and Queen Anne Tillery Gillespie.
Services for Mrs. Lewis will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.
Betty was the youngest child of Robert and Queen Anne Gillespie, who were followers of Jesus. So, she chose to believe in Jesus and followed Him faithfully all her life.
At College she met and married Morris Lee Lewis. He was a teacher, coach and pastor. They were blessed by God with three children. Betty was a homemaker until Theresa went to school. She worked at Foley’s and then a Methodist bookstore. O, how she loved books! She worked ten years at Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston. After retirement, she moved to Dayton. Betty had the skill of sewing and made many dresses for her girls. She enjoyed making quilts for her family, each child has a quilt or two to remember Grandma’s love for them.
Betty had cancer about 20 years ago. She loved and had compassion for people who were hurting. To encourage others to trust in the Great Physician, she began to make small lap quilts. She quilted to the day she had a stroke and went home to heaven.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Queen Anne Gillespie; brother, Robert Gillespie Jr.; sisters, Emeline Carter and Marion Houston; and great grandson, Caleb Joshua Kennedy.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Sherry Leann Frankovich and husband Tommy, Theresa Sue Adair and husband Chuck; son, Duane Lewis and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Dana Besselman and husband Travis, Troy Lewis and wife Gehra, Tim Frankovich and wife Denise, Cindy Frankovich, Lori Kennedy and husband Sean, Wesley Frankovich, Michael Mitschke, Vicky Haws and husband Bryan, Donald Goforth and wife Patti; great-grandchildren, Jacob Besselman and wife Katie, Rylee Berryhill and husband Holden, Peyton Besselman, Charis Frankovich, Kurt Frankovich, Peter Frankovich, Lily Frankovich, Pearl Kennedy, Kaley Kenndy, Charity Kennedy, Asa Kennedy, Lydia Kennedy, Amaris Kennedy, Silas Kennedy, Josiah Kennedy, Owen Kennedy, Beau Lewis, Chloe Haws Mitschke, Austin Brewer; great-great-grandchildren, Noah Berryhill and Cierra Lynn; granddaughter-in- love, Cheeria Brewer, also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.