Kathleen Lewis, 77

Kathleen Sue (Barrus) Lewis went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the age of 77. 

Kathleen, more commonly known as Sue to her dear friends, and Susie by her immediate family, was born in Wabash, Ito James and Pauline (Grimm) Barrus on Sept. 12, 1941.  She was the oldest of three daughters born to the Barrus brood followed by younger sisters Carol and Debra. Sue grew up in Wabash and graduated from Wabash High School in 1959.  She married Robert J. Lewis in 1964 and had two sons, Michael J. Lewis born in 1965 and Matthew J. Lewis born in 1975.

Her first job after high school was with General Tire.  She later worked for several years as a secretary for Honeywell prior to moving to South Florida in 1972.

While living in Florida, Sue worked for S&C Supply prior to getting a job with the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department.  Sue thoroughly enjoyed her tenure with the police department and was the secretary for the chief of police prior to her retirement in 2005.  After she retired Sue enjoyed several hobbies including spending time with her many friends (especially the ladies from her church small group - Daughters of the King), going to church, eating out, shopping, traveling, movies, reading, board games, and “collecting” music boxes and dolls.

Sue’s greatest joy in life was her family.  She loved family gatherings; whether it was spending time with her mother and step-father, attending family reunions, or special celebrations with family on a smaller scale. Sue especially loved her three grandchildren Hayley M. Lewis, Samuel S. Lewis, and Reilly M. Lewis.  No matter what the family function, Sue was always there to enjoy all the time she could with those she cherished most.

Sue was a very loving mother, a caring friend, a kind soul, and a generous person.  Sue was always dependable and would drop what she was doing to help out both family and friends alike no matter what the hour or sacrifice to herself.   Although she suffered from several debilitating medical conditions, she never openly complained or failed to be in a cheerful spirit.

She was deeply committed to the Lord and firm in her faith, salvation, and final home (heaven).

Sue was proceeded in death by her parents James Barrus and Pauline (Barrus) Stone, her step- father Frank Stone, her younger sister Carol Barrus, and her ex-husband Robert Lewis.

Sue is survived by her sons Michael J. Lewis (Marny) and Matthew J. Lewis; grandchildren Hayley M., Samuel “Sammy” S., and Reilly M.; as well as her older half-brother Edward Barrus (Karolyn), and sister Debra “Debi” Spivey (Don), and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Although her presence here on earth will be greatly missed, we have the assurance the we will see her again one day, as

Sue knew and trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at the Fred Hunter Funeral Home located at 2401 S. University Drive, Davie, Fla. 33324. Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. with words from our pastor beginning at  2 p.m.


Posted on 2019 Aug 06