Beverly Ann Lewis passed from this life into eternity on Monday, October 1, 2018. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.
She was born Beverly Ann Harvey to Oliver Gordon ‘Keg' Harvey and Clara Adeline Watson Harvey ("Clara") at the Shell Pipeline Pump Station Camp outside of Seymour, TX in Baylor County on September 16, 1930. Transferring with her family to Shell Pipeline Pump Station locations in Texas, Louisiana, and then Texas again, she lived in Seymour, TX, Garden City, TX, Port Barre, LA, Lawtell, LA, and then a return to finish high school in Hamlin, TX.
Beverly married Edgar Earnest ‘Ed' Lewis on November 25, 1949 in First Baptist Church, Hamlin, TX with Pastor A. R. Posey officiating the ceremony. Son Anthony Glen ‘Tony' Lewis was born to them on July 11, 1953, and son Timothy Eugene ‘Tim' Lewis came along to join the family on November 8, 1954. Ed worked in several jobs in the Hamlin area during his life including serving as a Service Station Attendant and Wrecker Driver for Ray Huling Conoco in Hamlin, a job at Southwestern Bell Telephone, and finally, a job as a Postal Clerk and then a Rural Route Mail Carrier for the US Postal Service, with which he served for 45 years until his retirement. Beverly attended Texas Woman's University briefly after high school but then returned to Hamlin to work at Ferguson Theaters as a Ticket Taker and Cashier, a secretary for Rockwell Brothers Lumber Company, a worker at City Drug, and finally her work with the Cottonseed Oil Mill in Hamlin under all of its many names through the years until her retirement when the Oil Mill was closed. They were long-time members of First Baptist Church in Hamlin where Ed served as a Deacon and worked with First Baptist Mexican Mission, and Beverly sang in the church choir, ran the sound system for a time, and served as the Church Librarian. Pam, Tim's wife, and Becky, Tony's wife, joined the family while Ed and Beverly lived in Hamlin followed later by grandchildren Beverly Makáel and Tony Michael to Tim and Pam's family and Justin Ryan and Ashley Katherine to Tony and Becky's family. Three wonderful great grandchildren, of whom she was very proud, came along later: Makáel's children and Tim's grandchildren Katie and Dustin, and Ashley and Britton's son Briggs, Tony and Becky's grandson. She cherished her time with them and enjoyed her pictures and videos of them all.
Beverly's husband Ed passed away on October 31, 2003 after a long battle with heart disease and congestive heart failure, and Beverly decided to embark on a whole new life journey by selling her Hamlin house and moving to Bixby, OK outside of Tulsa, OK to be closer to her son Tim and his wife Pam. She lived and thrived there as an active member of the Bixby's First Baptist Church and the Senior Group there. When Tim's company, Baker Hughes, decided to relocate him to the Houston area where Tony and his wife Becky and children Justin and Ashley were already living, she moved as well so that all of the family could be together for the first time since Tony and Tim were in school in Hamlin. She joined Fairfield Baptist Church, was an active member of the Joy Senior Group there as well as the Fairfield Senior Group, the Ladies' Tuesday Morning Bible Study, and the Red Hat Society of Cypress, TX. Beverly had a deep love for her family and an even deeper love for her God. She trusted Jesus with all of her heart and found great comfort in the peace and assurance brought through the Holy Spirit. It was a great privilege for both Tony and Tim to be with her holding her hand as she passed from this life into eternity, and the great peace that marked her passing came from the assurance of where her eternal home would be. It was an honor to stand by her in her transition to her eternal home Heaven where we know that she now lives in a new body in the wonderful light of her Savior and God and in the presence of all of those that she has known who had gone there before her. What a great welcoming party that must have been! God is very good to Beverly Ann Lewis and her family, and He is loving on her through the arms of her Savior Jesus right now as we meet here in her honor. Thank you, Father God, for placing all of us in the life of Beverly. We all have been changed for the better because of her influence. Please love on her for all of us!