On May 26, 2019, Jane Tarilton Lewis, 90, went to be with her Lord. She passed away peacefully at home at Lake Forest Park, in Ft. Pierce, Florida, after a rapid decline in health.
A summer resident of Little Switzerland for many years, Jane was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Miami, Florida, the daughter of Stanley and Nellie Tarilton.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend to many, Jane will be greatly missed. Her positive energy, humor, vitality and giving nature made her a pillar of her church and in the lives of many people. Her faith was a central part of her daily life and was with her at the end, as she faced the prospect of “going home” with calm acceptance.
Jane Lewis is survived by her sons, Courtland Lewis, of Unicoi, Tennessee; Warren Lewis, of Vero Beach, Florida; and Michael Lewis, of Ft. Pierce; grandchildren, Jamey and Darcy Lewis; daughters-in-law, Margaret and Karen Lewis; four great-grandsons, Taylor, Ethan, Noah and Max; and other members of a close and loving extended family, including nieces Kathy Johnson and Jane DeVos.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Ft. Pierce or the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, sent to the church at 161 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce, FL 34950; or to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Jane Lewis. A memorial service will be at First United Methodist Church Friday, June 7, 2019, with the Rev. Timothy May officiating. A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall. Interment of cremated remains will be at the Church of the Resurrection Cemetery in Little Switzerland at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home in Ft. Pierce, at whose website remembrances can be left online.
Mitchell News-Journal • May 29, 2019