Yarmouth, ME – Virginia “Ginny” Lee Lewis, 63, passed on to be with the Lord on Friday, April 26th, 2013, at her home in Yarmouth following a brief illness. She was the wife of Alan P. Lewis and they had been married for 42 years.
She was born on August 4, 1949, in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Arthur B. Purington and the late Mary F. (Libby) Purington. She was raised in Scarborough and graduated from Scarborough High School. Ginny was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed nature, gardening, hiking the islands of Casco Bay, but most of all she enjoyed spending time studying God’s Word and ever-increasing her knowledge and desire to be more like Christ. One of her most cherished Bible verses was Matthew 5:8 which proclaims “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God,” and Ginny was the essence of that verse. Ginny was a loving, patient, kind, and compassionate, gentle soul. Although she faced many trials in her life, her faith and the support of her husband Alan and her son Jared sustained and comforted her through her challenges. Her steadfast faith in God was her anchor and her legacy.
She is survived by her beloved husband Alan P. Lewis, of Yarmouth; her only son, Jared P. Lewis, 28, of Yarmouth; her father, Arthur B. Purington, of Scarborough; two brothers, Wayne Purington of Windham and James Purington of Scarborough; and two sisters, Donna Purington of Jupiter, Florida, and Kathy Howell of Portland, Maine. Her mother, Mary F. Purington, passed away in 2010. Another brother, Arthur Purington Jr., predeceased her in his childhood years. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave.,Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Ginny’s guestbook.
A Church Service of celebrating the life of Ginny Lewis will be held at First Baptist Church of Yarmouth, 346 Main Street, Yarmouth, Maine at 1:00 pm, on Friday, May 3, 2013.
Burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth, Maine.