Jane A. Lewis, 84, went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 27, 2020. She was born in Highlands, NC, on September 17, 1935, where she spent her entire life. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Anderson and Mattie Hall Anderson. Growing up, she enjoyed many happy hours riding horseback at Cranes Stables and hiking the beautiful mountains.
Following graduation from Highlands High School, she met the true love of her life, Alan Lewis, who was sent to Macon County as a North Carolina State Trooper, and soon found his way to Anderson’s 5¢ & 10¢ Store where she was working in the family business. After falling in love they were united in marriage at the First Presbyterian Church in Highlands on November 28, 1954, by Alan’s father, Reverend Arthur Lewis, a Methodist preacher.
She was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church, being very active as a choir member and Sunday School teacher, and also held offices in the Women of the Church organization in her younger years.
She always loved and prayed for her family every day, her “jewels.” Survivors include her four children, Martha L. Betz and husband Richard, Angela L. Jenkins, Bill Lewis, and Scott Lewis; four grandchildren, Sam Jenkins (Jessie), Jimmy Jenkins (Jessica), Amy J. Ramey (Brandon), and Katy Betz (David); seven great-grandchildren, Analyse Crook, Ella Crook, Aiden Crook-Jenkins; Briana Jenkins, Karmen Jenkins, Kadence Ramey and Cambran Ramey. Additionally, she is survived by her sisters, Angela Hardin of Asheville, Anne Sellers of Clemson, Mary Shearouse of Candler, and sister-in-law Lizette Pryor of Raleigh; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alan Lewis, and one infant great-grandson, James Taylor Ramey.
A funeral service could not be held at the First Presbyterian Church due to COVID-19. Pallbearers would have been Sam Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Brandon Ramey, Paul Kinsland, Terry Potts, and Greg Thompson; honorary pallbearers Richard Betz, Jeff Cox, Jimmy Lowe, Steve Ham, and Skip Hughes. A private graveside service will be held at Highlands Memorial Park with the Rev. Curtis Fussell and Rev. Emily Wilmarth officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 548, Highlands, NC 28741.
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