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Shirley Lewis

Shirley Faye Hurley Lewis, 77 of Cambridge, passed away in Chestertown at her daughter’s home on February 11, 2012. She was born January 14, 1935 in Salem, MD and was the daughter of the late C. Leon & Lucy Willey Hurley.

She attended schools in Cambridge, having graduated from Cambridge High School in 1953. On September 6, 1953 she married John V. Lewis Jr. He passed away on May 15, 2009. Shirley worked at Cambridge Office Supply prior to entering into working for the Dorchester County School system as a Librarian Aide, retiring from Maple Elementary in 1996. Mrs. Lewis was a member of St. John’s Chapel in Cornersville where she served on the Bishops Committee and Episcopal Women’s Committee. She was also a member of The Dorchester Garden Club.

Survivors include her three daughters and son in law, Angela Jean Lewis of San Francisco, CA, Julie Lewis-Townsend & Ray Townsend of Chestertown, MD and Tammy Lewis Bramble of Cambridge and grandson Derek Lewis Bramble. She is also survived by a brother Gary Hurley and his wife Diane Hurley of Lee Valley, MD, a sister L. JoAnn Potter and Dr. William H. Potter of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, brothers and sisters in law, Diane and Warren Newcomb, James and Fran Lewis, Betty Jean Brennan and Charlotte Lewis and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Leon Hurley Jr., a brother in law, William Lewis Sr.and brother and sister in law Earl W and Thelma Rock.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, corner of Church & High Street, Cambridge, MD on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM with The Rev. Heather E. Cook officiating. Visitation will be held at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High Street, Cambridge, MD from 5:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Derek Lewis Bramble, Ray Townsend, Bill Rock, Bill Potter Jr., John Michael Lewis, and Dr. William H. Potter Sr. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Warren Newcomb, David Marshall Sr. and James F. Lewis.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Shirley to, Dorchester Garden Club Scholarship Fund, C/O Kathe Scanlon, 5705 Morris Neck Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or Hospice of Queen Anne’s, 255 Comet Road, Centreville, MD 21617.

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Posted by: Susie Price My memories of Mrs. Shirley are from school--not as a child, but as a new teacher and eventually as a trusted employee when I was an assistant principal--but also as a grandmother who adored her grandson . . . and as a dear, dear friend. My heart is so, so heavy. 02/17/2012 Posted by: The Pfister Family Julie, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. John & Steph 02/16/2012 Posted by: A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Shirley Faye Lewis c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 02/16/2012 Posted by: A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Shirley Faye Lewis c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 02/16/2012 Posted by: Wayne and Colleen Bromwell Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Miss Shirley was truly a lovely lady and full of fun. God bless you all! 02/15/2012 Posted by: judith lamberti our deepest thoughts are with the family . all the lambertis remember sweet talk & smiles at the country store from shirley rest in peace. 02/15/2012 Posted by: Patricia Thomas Armentrout Shirley and I grew up in the same neighborhood and have remained friends all these years. She was always full of energy and fun to be with. We will all miss her. 02/15/2012 Posted by: Jackie Noller Shirley and John Lewis made us "Come Heres" truly feel like neighbors. Her positive life attitude was always on display, at the store, in her home, in the community. May her "Neckarina" light continue to shine! 02/14/2012 Posted by: Fred & Jeanette Schmick Our sympathy to you. We did business with John and Shirley for many years providing cantaloupes and watermelons for their store. They were a delightful couple. 02/14/2012 Posted by: Lynn Stavdal I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a dear friend to many. I'm so honored to have been called one by her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. 02/14/2012 Posted by: Nancy Fitzgerald I am saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. I enjoyed working with her for many years at Maple School. She was a dear friend and I will miss her. Prayers are with her family. 02/13/2012 Posted by: Isabell Todd Phillips My sympathy goes out to all of Shirley's loved ones. She was always upbeat and fun to be with. She will be missed by all who knew her. I graduated with Shirley in 1953. God Bless! 02/13/2012 Posted by: Fran Applegarth, Phillip & Aimee Zehren Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. You all mean a great deal to us! Your Mom was a wonderful lady and is truly missed. What a great photo of her. Let us know if there is anything we can do. All our love, Fran Applegarth, Phillip & Aimee Zehren, Raleigh, NC 02/13/2012 Posted by: Kalee Hurle (daughter of grayson hurlsy) ms Shirley grew up w/my father and i loved to hear her tell stories of them. she has a great smile and glow about her that cant be matched. she will be missed. 02/13/2012 Posted by: Francine B. Newton My sincere sympathy to the family. Shirley was a childhood friend; a vivacious, cheerful, lovely person. Goodbye my old friend. 02/13/2012 Posted by: Alison Bromwell Ms Shirley will be missed greatly at St Johns Chapel. Ive known her since i was born and she has always been such a strong, courageous woman. Thoughts and prayers for the family. 02/13/2012 Posted by: Linda Robbins Dyer Julie ... I am Jeannette Robbins daughter .. I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss .. your mom was such a good friend to my mother .. when she needed it the most .. I know you will miss her terribly .. my daughter Roxanne wanted me to send along her prayers also 02/12/2012 Posted by: Ron Bromwell She was a good Mom, I'm sure her and John are looking down the the kids now. 02/11/2012 Posted by: Roxanne Brohawn Snelling & Family So sorry for your loss. Shirley has fought the fight for a long time. She'll always be a winner in my book. What an inspiration to all of us. Cherish the wonderful memories you have. She will always be with you in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Love You!!! 02/11/2012

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