HERNANDO

Ruth T. Lewis, 79, died Dec. 6, 2018. She was an honors graduate of Millsaps College, majoring in elementary education in 1961. She also received her master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Mississippi. Ruth loved children and was an exceptional teacher in multiple schools in Mississippi, usually wherever her pastor husband served. She was also a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth was a devout Christian and modeled a godly life daily. She was a prayer warrior and came before God’s throne on behalf of others on a regular basis. She loved Jesus, and it was evident in her conversation and daily activities. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jane and Samuel A. Tomlinson II. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Rev. Don D. Lewis, her daughters, Elizabeth Lewis and Mary Lewis Hughes (Mark); grandsons Wesley Hughes and Grant Hughes; granddaughter, Kayla Turner; great grandsons, Tate and Ty Turner and her brother, Rev. Sam A. Tomlinson III (Susanne). A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at the Hernando United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. Friends are invited to the visitation, which will be in the church sanctuary, beginning at 1 p.m. Hernando Funeral Home has charge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hernando United Methodist Church, 1890 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Hernando, MS 38632, or to a charity of your choosing.