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Eddie Carol Lewis

May 4, 1940 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Eddie Carol Lewis Obituary

Eddie Carol Lewis, affectionately known as Eddie Carol, Auntie Eddie, grandma, and momma, brought light and love to her family and everyone she encountered. Born on May 4, 1940, in Colfax, Louisiana, her journey through life was marked by her unwavering faith in God, her spirit of kindness, and her incredible wisdom, which touched and taught those around her. On January 6, 2024, her remarkable life came to a gentle close as she passed away from Parkinson’s Disease in Merced, California.

Eddie Carol spent her early years in New Orleans, surrounded by her family and church community where she cultivated a strength of character that defined her ability to understand the hearts and minds of people. She had an uncanny ability to say the right words in the right ways at the right times when people needed them most. As an elevator operator at Charity Hospital for over 33 years, without any type of formal degrees or training, she was a counselor, therapist, and trusted friend to all who had the fortune of sharing a moment with her on her elevator. Eddie Carol’s warmth, wise counsel, and infectious humor helped patients, visitors, and hospital staff alike work through trying times with grace and laughter. All who encountered her beautiful spirit, left the elevator feeling better than when they got on. 

She was the embodiment of Maya Angelou’s words, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Eddie Carol made each person feel seen, valued, and comforted. She had what New Orleanians called, “mother wit” wrapped in God’s grace.

In her personal life, Eddie Carol was the matriarch of a loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi Evans and Bessie Mae Evans, her brothers Robert Lee, Oneal, Charles, John Henry, and James Edward Evans, and her sisters Annie Bea Barabino, Lou Grace Lee, Bessie Ruth White, Mary Hatcher, and Yvonne Dorsey. Her legacy continues through her children, Mary Lorraine Asgill and Michael Adam Lewis, along with her grandchildren Sarian, Kemi, Sawyer, Christopher, Michael Jr., and DeAngelo, and her great-grandchild, Daynerus. She is also remembered by her brother Willie Ray Evans and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who were all touched by her extraordinary spirit.

Eddie Carol’s faith was the cornerstone of her life. As a member of the Beulah Land Baptist Church, her love for God shined through every action she took, inspiring those around her to live with greater compassion and purpose. 

Those who knew Eddie Carol would describe her as loving, wise, and friendly. She had a gift for connecting with others, a testament to her belief in the power of genuine relationships. Her friendly demeanor was not just a trait but a way of life, as she navigated the world with an open heart and a ready smile.

Eddie Carol’s story is one of triumph, not of circumstance, but of character. She proved that a person’s impact on the world is not measured by their accolades or education but by the love they gave and the lives they touched. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” Eddie Carol Lewis indeed succeeded, leaving a legacy of eased hearts and uplifted spirits.

As we celebrate Eddie Carol’s life, we carry forward her unwavering positivity and her ability to see the good in every situation. Her life serves as a reminder that our greatest contribution is the love we share and the comfort we bring to others. Eddie Carol’s memory will continue to motivate and encourage us to live with kindness, to laugh often, and to love without reservation, just as she did.

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Paul MBC
930 6th Street
Modesto, CA 95351

Graveside Service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

1:30 PM
Turlock Memorial Park
575 N. Soderquist Road
Turlock, CA 95380

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