Melissa Lewis, 58, died January 29, 2019, at her home in Pawnee.  A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2019, at the Lost Creek United Methodist Church with interment following at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 22, 1960, to Frank Ross and Jane Grimsley Ross. Melissa and Curtis Lewis were united in marriage on October 13, 1979, in Aberdeen, Wash. She attended Oklahoma State University earning an associate degree in business which led to her work as a payroll clerk. The First Methodist Church in Idabel, Oklahoma, held her membership.

A die-hard OSU Cowboy fangirl, shopping enthusiast, and a lover of gardening, Melissa was first and foremost a dedicated mother and wife. She held her family close, and treasured every moment with them. She especially loved being Nana to her grandchildren. Hers was a full, vibrant personality, always taking each day and each person as they were. Animals, too, as she’d always had a soft spot for them. Her children used to joke that in the next life, they wanted to come back as one of her pets. Whether it was her family, her home, or her work, she jumped in and took care of everyone and everything, and she always tried to brighten everyone’s day wherever she went.

She was preceded by parents Frank and Jane.  She is survived by her husband, Curtis and children Curtis and Jessica and her grandchildren Gabriel, Ian and Ariella, as well as, a brother Marls.

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