Sandra Linda Lewis, age 73 of Raleigh, passed away on Saturday November 21, 2020. Born April 20, 1947 to Robert and June Morris she was raised in Brooklyn, New York where she made lifelong friendships. Growing up Sandra was a huge fan of Elvis and the Four Seasons, adorning her bedroom walls with posters of each of them. Sandra had a love for fashion, never wearing the same dress twice.
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A graduate of Bay Ridge High School, Sandra attended the youth group at the First Church of the Brethren as well as singing alongside her mother in the choir. She volunteered at the Billy Graham exhibit at the New York World’s Fair.
Sandra met her one true love, William S. Lewis, getting married at the Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. on September 5, 1970. The couple had three children, later moving to North Carolina.
Sandra was the first to admit that she had failed to master cooking, however she was known for baking great snicker doodle cookies. She would bake hundreds of cookies for her friends and coworkers at the New York State Department of Employment; so much so that her boss would send a car to drive her and the cookies to work. Before moving to North Carolina Sandra also spent many years working at the department store Century 21 where she made many friends. In recent years Sandra worked in the demonstration department at Sam’s Club giving food samples to customers, customers who also became dear friends; additionally she worked as a care taker. Sandra was well liked by all met her.
Sandra had a love for all things Disney, crocheting, and collecting dolls. Above all else Sandra loved all the children in her life, both friends and family. She was a doting grandmother and great-aunt.
Sandra is survived by her mother, June, her sister Ruth Kay, three children, Bill, Bryan, and Sean, her granddaughter Victoria Lewis, two grandsons Chad and Justin, as well as a number of other relatives including nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her father Bob, beloved husband Bill, her father and mother- in-law William and Jean, her brother-in-law Dennis Kay, and sister’s-in-laws Jean Gleason and Betty Lewis.
Arrangements are being handled by First Cremation Society. Online condolences may be made to www.firstcremation.com