Helen Pruitt Lewers


Mrs. Helen Pruitt Lewers, 94, of Atlantic, transitioned peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior in her sleep, at the home of her son, on Jan. 20, 2022. Born in Greenbackville, she was the daughter of John E. “Jack” and Blanche Paradee Pruitt.

She is survived by her sons, Todd M. Lewers (Jane), of Rockville, Md., and Robin G. Lewers (Margaret), of Pocomoke City, Md.; grandchildren, Kelly Hewett (Larry), of New Church, Whitney Frey (Brien), of Mineral, Va., Guy Lewers, of Pocomoke City, Travis Abadie, of Ocean City, Md., Dr. Amy Cortis (Max), of Chicago, Kelly Phillips (Corey), of Delmar, Del., and Judy Dykes (Paul), of Eden, Md.; great-grandchildren, Kyli and Harris Hewett, Shaelyn and Cassidy Frey, Olivia and Jade Cortis, Reese Phillips, Ashley Ross, Lauren McGee (Alex), and Katie and Joey Dykes; great-great-grandson, Bentley Ross; nieces, Sheila Lee (shopping and lunch partner), Maureen Freeman, Lynda Castagna, Christine Ashcraft, Aleta Suzette Kennard Elkik, Alexa Kennard Buchanan, Nancy Lukow, Gerry Harclerode, and Laura Tubbesing; nephews, Kevin Foskey, and Jonathan and David Wheatley; her Hallmark Movie TV buddies, Janice and George Brothers; special meal provider, Cyell Hansen; and her entire loving church family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eugene I. Lewers Sr. (2002); a son, Eugene I. Lewers Jr. (2012); and siblings and their spouses, Ruth Watson (Roy), Clifton Pruitt (Margaret), Sara Northam (Willard), Jean Foskey (Jennings), Joyce Kennard (Dick), and Rachel Truitt (Bob).

She was a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church most of her adult life and received her associate’s degree in business accounting from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. Her working career included teaching general business and bookkeeping at the high school level, administrative assistant with Holly Farms (Tyson), and office manager in the family owned business L&L Car Care.

She will fondly be remembered as “Ga Ga” to her grandchildren and for her love of family, thriftiness, and shopping the department stores sales racks (Peebles, Rose’s, and Boscov’s were favorites), cooking prowess (hint: add Sweet & Low to everything), keen fashion sense (nicknamed by some as Elizabeth Taylor), housekeeping (vacuum cleaner in every room), and hospitality.

Arrangements are being handled by Holloway Funeral Home in Pocomoke City. The family offers many thanks to Mike Dean for his response, professionalism, and kindness. Per her wishes, no formal services are planned at this time. A family gathering for interment of ashes will be held at a later date.

Contributions in her memory can be made to Atlantic United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 11, Atlantic, VA 23303, or the charity of your choice.
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