Joy Marie Lewis, 47, Laurel

Joy Marie Lewis, age 47, of Laurel, Indiana died Thursday, February 8, 2024 surrounded by her family at her residence following a brave fight with cancer.

Born April 6, 1976 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana she was the daughter of Paul & Paula Mays & Patricia Ritchie. On August 23, 2014 she was united in marriage to Brian Lewis and he survives.

Joy worked for several years at Marathon and Bedels Grocery in Laurel. She enjoyed working at the store and interacting with people. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Laurel, where she sang in the choir and had taught Sunday School.

Besides Brian, her loving husband of ten years, survivors include her children, Olivia Engram, Joshua Wilson, Shyla Lewis; step children, Aerial (Eddie) Littleton, Mackenzie (Tyler) Robertson, Kyann Lewis, Andrew Lewis; her father, Paul Mays of Laurel, Indiana her mother, Patricia Ritchie of Milan, Indiana; siblings, April (D.J.) Cowan, John (Lynette) Bills all of Connersville, Jimmy (Missy) Cook of Hamilton, Ohio, Kimberly Harris of Elsmere, Kentucky and Cheryl Tegrarian of Ormond Beach, Florida; eight grandchildren with two more on the way, as well as several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Paula Mays; a sister, Sarah Mays, a great-niece, Maelynn Mays, as well as her grandparents.

Family & friends may visit from 9 to 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at First Baptist Church of Laurel, 219 West Main Street, Laurel, Indiana.

Paul Frederick, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Laurel will officiate the Funeral service at 11:00 A.M., Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in Rush County, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the First Baptist Church Youth Group.

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