Our family lost a dear one this week. My cousin Debi was always such a positive influence on me as a young child and young adult. Her love of children and playful parenting was always something I have always strived for. She was there for me when I moved to Lubbock after nursing school to "experience" the world outside of Springfield, MO. She was the most genuine person I have ever had the pleasure to know. She will be greatly missed.
Debi K. Lewis
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Debi K. Metzker Lewis, 55, passed away Friday, October 31, 2008 in her Fort Worth home after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 7341 Glenview Dr. in North Richland Hills. Graveside service and interment will immediately follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd. in Colleyville.
Contributions may be made in Debi's memory to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, 1407 Texas Street, Suite 101, Fort Worth, Tx 76102. 888-625-3294 http://www.northtexaswish.org/.
Ms. Lewis was born October 1, 1953 and grew up in Hurst, a graduate of L.D. Bell High School, who received a B.S. in Education at Texas Tech University. Debi, formerly married for 24 years to Lee Lewis of Lubbock, raised two sons, Ryan and Anthony, and lived life to the fullest. Debi was an accomplished artist who loved to travel and earned a multi-engine rated pilot's license. Debi also was well known for her volunteer and charitable work in hospitals and cancer wards. She inspired everyone around her throughout her long battle with cancer, approaching each day with joy and laughter and defying the medical odds against her. She will be remembered for her strength and ability to make others laugh through adversity.
Survivors include her many loving friends and family including two sons, Dr. Ryan Lewis and wife Michelle Lewis of Jackson, Miss., and Anthony Lewis and wife Shelley Lewis of Dallas; her first grandchild, Kayleigh Addison Lewis; her mother, Eleanor Mercedes Metzker-Palmer; siblings, Victoria Ronaghan and Scott Metzker; eight nieces and nephews; and best friend, Karen Tandy-Pomerantz.