There’s a very special garden, Where the trees of memory grow
Nurtured by the kindness and concern that good friends show.
The roots are cherished memories, Of good times in the past.
The branches tender promises that souls endure and last.
It’s a place of peace and beauty, where bright new hopes can start
It’s memory’s lovely garden that soothes the hurting heart.
Mildred Celestine Miles Lewis, daughter of the late Toussant Miles and Nevada Cooke Miles, was born on September 23, 1931 in Greensville County, Virginia.
Mildred was educated in the Greensville County School System. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. It was there that her spiritual gifts were developed and love for God deepened. She was a faithful servant and choir member, until her health declined.
As life progressed, Mildred united in Holy Matrimony with the love of her life, Andrew Lewis. She was a very strong minded woman, and a kind, giving woman of faith. “Who can find a virtuous woman? She is worth far more than rubies” (Proverbs 31:10). Mildred’s qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband, love for her children, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth. She loved her family and would do anything she could for them.
Mildred was very gifted and an entrepreneur-at-heart. She developed her own skills of floral designing. She was also the first black Avon Representative in the Emporia/Greensville area.
When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, while in the care of Bon Secours Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia Virginia Mildred recalled the refrain “It is well, it is well with my soul” and crossed the great divide, exchanging life for eternal rest. Her seeds are well-sown; her service on earth is complete, and she now experiences the victory and triumph of eternal life. She is now reunited with all those loved ones who have preceded her in death.
May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear, how much we love and miss you and wish that you were here. We who remain that continue to whisper to heaven words of love and remembrance as we pass her to God’s keeping and care are: four children, Andrew R. Lewis, Jr. (Barbara) of Richmond, Virginia, Dennis Lewis of Skippers, Virginia, Girlie Lewis Mccauley of Suffolk, Virginia and Judith Lewis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Peggy Goodwyn (Randolph) of Baltimore, Maryland, Gladys Robinson and Eloise Robinson (Theodore) both of Skippers, Virginia; one brother, Bill Miles of Pleasant Hill, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Lewis' tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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to the family of Mrs. Mildred Celestine Miles Lewis.
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