Christine M. LewisFebruary 4, 1931 ~ December 4, 2017 (age 86)
Mrs. Christine M. Lewis was the youngest of five children, born to the union of Selvester and Beulah Austin Payne on February 4, 1931.
Christine departed this life on December 4, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Archie, three sons, Vernon, Thurman, Sr. and Gary, her siblings Margaret, Chester, John, Erma, and Emma, her grandson Brandon Smith, and son-in-law, Louis Smith.
Christine was born in Atchison, Kansas and moved to Kansas City, Missouri at an early age, where she attended the Kansas City, Missouri District’s R.T. Coles and graduated from Lincoln High School. She accepted Christ at an early age.
After graduation, Christine married her childhood sweetheart, Archie T. Lewis, Jr. on December 12, 1947. Out of this union, six children were born, four sons and two daughters: Vernon, Ron (Olester), Thurman, Sr. (Brenda), Rita (Louis), Gary (Carolyn) and Kathy (Gary).
On March 3, 1959, she received her Degree in Nursing from the School of Practical Nursing at Queen of the World Hospital. Christine continued her career in Nursing, working in hospitals and private duty until her retirement. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Outside of her immediate family, she always found time for others. She loved traveling, fishing, boating, shopping, and of course her sports. She was a faith filled spirit who tried to help everyone she could. Christine was very loving.
Mrs. Christine M. Lewis will be loved and always remembered by her children; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; special nieces: Donna, Pat, and Barbara; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Christine M. Lewis will be held Tuesday, December 12, 11:00 a.m. at Concorde Fortress of Hope Church, 11050 W. Longview.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Church.
Interment, 1:30 p.m. Leavenworth National Cemetery.