Sister Miriam Beverly Lewis Alfanco was 73, and departed this life Sunday February 14, 2021 in Florence County. She is survived by her son Blake (Sheryl) Lewis, stepdaughter Sheryl (Chris) Vaz, one brother Levi (Pearl) Lewis, six grandchildren; Latoria Wheeler, James Crawford, Shiquata (Robert) Woodbury, Takeshia Lewis, Elliott Lewis and Devin Crawford. Due to the pandemic the family will not be receiving visitors at the home, but they ask for your continued prayers, calls, and concerns.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Henry L. Jackson Memorial Park on Saturday February 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm. She will be laid to rest at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Mullins SC. Services will be live streamed on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
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Miriam Beverly Lewis Alfanco was born on November 28, 1947 to the late Rostee and Nancy Lewis. She transitioned to her heavenly home on February 14, 2021.
She was educated in the public school system of Mullins, SC. She worked at Russell Stover for almost thirty years. She also worked at Sopakco for nearly a decade. Mrs. Miriam will be remembered for all of the delicious food she served throughout her life. She made every single dish with love. She was also a seamstress and would sow many of the dresses worn by the ladies of Dretta and the Brotherly Love.
Mrs. Miriam was a devoted life-long member of the House of God Church Mullins, SC. While a member of the church, she served on the deacon board, mother board, missionary board, kitchen ministry, and several church choirs.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Alfanco, mother and father Rostee and Nancy Lewis, brothers Eugene and Marvin Lewis, sister Ann Bennett, and daughter Wanda Dretta Myers.
She leaves to cherish her fond memories her son Blake (Sheryl) Lewis of Mullins, SC; stepdaughter Sheryl (Chris) Vaz of PA; six grandchildren Latoria Wheeler, James Crawford, Shiquata (Robert) Woodbury, Takeshia Lewis, Elliott Lewis, and Devin Crawford; eleven great-grands; one brother Levi (Pearl) Lewis of Richmond, VA; a sister in law Shirley L. Simmons of Virginia; a brother in law Paul Rae of Jamaica; one son in law Tommie Myers; a goddaughter Angel Wheeler; special friends Brenda Brigman, Maxine Bristow, and Kimberly Washington, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
The family of Sister Miriam Beverly Lewis Alfanco in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Lewis Alfanco family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
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