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Rose Merry Lewis, 93, of Gloucester, died on Thursday, May 19, 2022. She was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had lived in Gloucester for many years and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she had served as a Deaconess.

Rose leaves to cherish and honor her memory her sons, Robert (Regena) of Ponca, Oklahoma, and Kenneth (Maxzine) of Hayes, Virginia; her daughters, Rose Yvonne Lewis and Claudia Banks (Bruce) of Gloucester; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Rose was preceded in death by her mother, Lessie Mayo; husband, Robert “Buster” Lewis; daughters, Cynthia “Cindy” Holmes and Artelia “Tee” Green; and great-granddaughter, Michelle Stevens.

Rose’s Homegoing service was held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 11 a.m. in Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by Howard Funeral Home.