Nellie J. Lewis

Published 11:31 am Monday, March 28, 2022

Mrs. Nellie J. Lewis, 93, of Peters Hollow Road in Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 25, 2022, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Nellie was born May 5, 1928 in Elizabethton to the late Charles and Mary Blanche Ritchie White. In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Campbell H. “Herman” Lewis, and four brothers, Arlie White, Stewart White, Hubert White and Jerry White.
Nellie was a homemaker and loved taking care of her home and her family. She was a graduate of Unaka High School and a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Nellie will be missed by all that knew her.
Those left to cherish Nellie’s memory include her three daughters, Linda Lewis, Sherry (Buford) Peters and Judy (Don) Williams, all of Elizabethton; her brother, Gary White of Elizabethton; her sister-in-law, Ms. Hubert White of Maryville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Melanie (Chris) Schuettler and Katie Williams, all of Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Corie Schuettler and Colton (Lakeisha) Schuettler, both of Elizabethton; her extended family and special friends, Gene and Mary Evelyn Buck; and her special church friend, Ms. Beulah Peters. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
An open visitation for friends to sign the guest register book and pay their condolences will be conducted from noon until 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, and also from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.
A graveside service to honor Nellie’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Ritchie Cemetery with Pastor Kenny Lethcoe officiating. Music will be provided by Mr. Dennis Laws, soloist. Active pallbearers will be Tommy Verran, Chris Schuettler, Colton Schuettler, Joey White, Doyce Sheffield and Michael Belt. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Laws, Kenneth “Sneed” Shankles, James Carroll, Jessie Colbaugh, Lawrence Pierce, Sonny Fletcher and Lester Julian. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of a formal visitation, the family will receive friends at Miss Nellie’s home following the graveside service on Tuesday until 7 p.m. The family would like to thank Nellie’s at home caregiver, Mary Ann Smith, for her compassionate and exceptional care shown to Nellie during her illness. Words of comfort can be sent to the family through our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643, (423) 542-2232, is honored to serve the Nellie J. Lewis family.

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