Opal Lewis

Opal Lewis

Opal Lawson Lewis, age 79, of Vanceburg, passed away unexpectedly at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, to enter into her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

She was born March 22, 1941, a daughter of the late Ollie and Iva Pearl Manley Lawson.

Opal was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, friend, co-worker, and most importantly, a Christian. She was a true servant to her Vanceburg Christian Baptist Church, her former workplace, the Vanceburg Nursing Home where she helped care for patients for 30 years, and to her family. She was always willing to lend a hand to her church, family, and friends. Opal helped raise four wonderful children alongside her husband and she took great pride in her family. She loved spending time with all of them, especially her grandchildren. Opal loved hosting holiday dinners and having all of the family together under one roof. She loved reading her Bible. She also enjoyed shopping, going out to eat and watching her T.V. game shows.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Allen Goin; her brothers, Tom Lawson, Virgil Lawson, Jerry “Specs” Lawson, and Wayne Lawson; and her sisters, Wilma Jane McCane, and Lucille Skidmore.

Opal is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gary Lewis; her children, Keith (Diann) Lewis and Timmy (Sherri) Lewis, all of Vanceburg, Kentucky, daughter, Kelly Goin of Havelock, North Carolina, and Kevin (Paula) Lewis of Tollesboro, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Jerry) Dickess of Vanceburg, Kentucky, Brittany Lewis (Bradley Barker) of Vanceburg, Kentucky, Heather (Charles) Insko of Tollesboro, Kentucky, Kirsten (Ronnie) Chinn of Emerson, Kentucky, Scott (Amanda) Lewis of Morehead, Kentucky, Michael Lewis of Vanceburg, Kentucky, and Macy and Jaden Lewis of Tollesboro, Kentucky; her great grandchildren, Charleigh and Jonah Insko, Ava Dickess, and Oliver Lewis; her sister, Loretta (Wayne) McCann of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and special sister-in-law, Carolyn Lawson Conley (Roger) of Vanceburg, Kentucky. She was a wonderful person who will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg with Brother Roger Conley and Brother Jim Bob Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Lewis County Memory Gardens in Lewis County, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020, and after 9 a.m. on Saturday at Dickerson Funeral Home, 110 West Second Street, Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179.

Scott Lewis, Michael Lewis, Jerry Dickess, Charles Insko, Ronnie Chinn, and Bradley Barker will serve as pallbearers. Jonah Insko and Oliver Lewis will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.