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The Cherryville Eagle

Louise S. Lewis

Jan 24, 2020 08:57AM

Louise S. Lewis 

POP CITY, N.C. – Louise S. Lewis, 101, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.

A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m., in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial took place following the service at the Shackelford Family Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m., at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  

Louise Shackelford Lewis taught school in Cherryville from 1965 to 1968.

After teaching more than 30 years, she and her husband retired to Pop City where they continued to manage farm and forestry operations. 

Mrs. Lewis was an outstanding athlete at East Carolina Teacher’s College, a teacher, homemaker, artist, cook and seamstress. She remained active in the Saratoga Christian Church and numerous benevolent activities in Eastern North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Jasper Lee Lewis, who was Superintendent of Cherryville City Schools. 

She is survived by their two children, Dr. Carolyn L. Sweet, and Dr. Jasper L. Lewis, Jr.; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to Saratoga Christian Church, 6802 Church St., P.O. Box 181, Saratoga, NC, 27873.

Online condolences are available at

Arrangements were by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, who served the family of Mrs. Lewis.