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Velvia Lewis

Velvia Lewis, age 90 of Griffin, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2024 in Locust Grove.
Velvia was born in Pembroke, Georgia on June 29, 1933.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Mike Lewis, parents, Oscar and Ethel Mitchell, brother, Leon Mitchell and sister, Margaret Treston.  Velvia served as the Dean of Women at Baptist University of America in Decatur, Ga, prior to moving to Pine Mountain where she served for many years as the Pastor’s secretary at First Baptist Church of Pine Mountain.  She was a member of Rock Springs Church in Milner and enjoyed crocheting, reading her Bible and caring for her plants. She loved serving others, whether it be baking for them, praying for them or going on senior trips with her church. 
Survivors include her daughters, Colleen Grantham, Patti (Dwight) Durbin; grandchildren, Becky Brown, Dewey (Patricia) Grantham, Gary (Jenny) Durbin, Richard (Rachel) Durbin; great grandchildren, Alexis Brown, Ally Brown, Summer Warren, Gavin Grantham, Lindsey Grantham, Norah Durbin, Josh Durbin, Jade Durbin, several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Providence Chapel at Rock Springs.  A funeral service will follow officiated by Pastor Benny Tate and Pastor Tommy Foskey.  Interment will be Friday, February 2, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Savannah. 
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home 1891 W. McIntosh Road is in charge of arrangements.
Please join the family and friends in honoring the life of Velvia Lewis by visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories.

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