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Luzviminda Benaires Lewis

September 20, 1956 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 61)
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Luzviminda Benaires Lewis, 61, of Mount Vernon, formerly of the Philippines, passed away at 7:10 AM on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her home with her family. Minda was born on September 20, 1956 in Capoocan, Leyte, Philippines. Minda is the daughter of Gaudioso Benaires and Honorata Mellomeda. She married Jeffrey G. Lewis Sr. on January 16, 1980 in Olongapo City, Philippines and he preceded her in death on September 25, 2010.

Mrs. Lewis is survived by her eight children, Jeffrey G. Lewis Jr. and wife, Jessica of Mount Vernon, John Lewis and wife, Jennifer of Woodlawn, James Lewis and Sarah Kubiak of Waltonville, Joel Lewis and fiancée, Amanda Williams of Waltonville, Jeremy Lewis of Woodlawn, Joseph Lewis and wife, Kelsey of Kansas City, Missouri, Rebecca Lewis of Mount Vernon, and Jacob Lewis of Champaign; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Lewis, Sophia Lewis, Joshua Lewis, Reagan Lewis, Kennedy Lewis, Jackson Lewis, Evelyn Lewis, and Michael Lewis; three brothers-in-law, John Lewis and wife, Pam of Mount Vernon, Brian Lewis and wife, Kathy of Woodlawn, and Robert Lewis of Tampa, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.


Mrs. Lewis is preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Rolland and Sally Lewis and husband.

Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker all her life, taking care of and raising seven boys and one girl. She loved having large family gatherings and cooking delicious Filipino food. She loved her family and being with them the most. She is now united and resting peacefully with the love of her life in Heaven and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A greeting of family and friends will be held from 11:00 A.M. until memorial service time: 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Newell Funeral Home 2707 North Street Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Father Ben Hankinson will officaite followed by inurnment at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Memorials: Trinity Episcopal Church

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