Jean Carol Lewis of Mineral Wells, Texas, was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. She will always be remembered as a loving and caring wife, daughter, mother, sister, grand-mother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to everyone that knew and loved her. Jean was a second mom to countless teenagers, young adults, and children throughout the years as she raised her own children. That was just who she was.
Jean was born in Midland, Texas on December 27, 1944 to Hosea and Eula Jean Brown. She was the youngest sister of Wanda Williams and Betty Fikes who preceded her in death. Now, the five of them, along with countless other family and friends, are dancing and rejoicing with our Father in Heaven and are patiently waiting for the rest of us to join them someday.
Jean met the absolute love of her life, Jeff Lewis, in 1992. They blended families when they married on August 13, 1993. Together, they built a strong, beautiful, and loving family. Jean’s husband, Jeff, and kids, Carol, David and Angela, and all of their kids were the joy of her life. Jean always said that her family was her reason for living and breathing. She always had a story to tell about her family to all of her friends about them. She was extremely proud of them all.
Between Carol and David and friends of her own, Jean saw countless numbers of people wandering in and out of her open-door home over the years. If someone needed a place to stay, she would always welcome them with open arms. Sometimes they stayed intermittently, a day or two, or even longer. It mattered to her to help those who were in need. She never lost faith in humanity and loved helping anyone who wanted to get on their feet to get there, providing a warm meal, a place to sleep or a kitchen table to just come and talk, think, learn, or reflect or just hide out from the rest of the world. She loved providing a place of comfort and making people feel loved and needed. She never hesitated to express her thoughts and opinions. Sometimes, it wasn’t what they necessarily wanted to hear, but maybe what they needed to hear.
Jean was just about as honest as they came, almost to a fault. Her strengths were a source of hope and love for anyone lucky enough to know her. She had many friends over the years that she loved spending time with. She enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, playing pool, and gambling. One of her favorite pastimes was shopping, especially at flea markets. She also enjoyed relaxing by watching her favorite T.V. shows.
Jean’s other passion was the love she had for her furry animal babies. She had a tight bond with each and every one of them. She took in a large population of animals over the years, and she loved each one of them. She took time to pay attention to each and every one of them individually so they would know how much they meant to her. She could not stand for any animal to suffer.
Jean is survived by her loving husband, Jeff Lewis; her daughter, Carol Milkowski and husband Cary; her son, David Blue and his wife Billie; and her wonderful step-daughter, Angela Hohmann. She is also survived by her grandchildren Bryan Hooper, Stephanee Byrd, Niki Barrett, Amanda Blue, Blake Blue, and Ethan Hohmann; and her 8 beloved great-grandchildren.
Jean was a beautiful person inside and out, and she was adored by many. She was the absolute glue that held everyone together. She will be sorely missed beyond measure. Heaven just gained a true angel. Rest in Peace.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2023 at Immanuel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery.
Friday, June 9, 2023
Starts at 10:00am (Central time)
Immanuel Baptist Church