Laura Denise Lewis
Birth Date: June 12, 1957
Death Date: January 5, 2016
Laura D. Lewis passed away in her home on January 5, 2016 at the age of 58, after a hard-fought and courageous three year battle with Ovarian Cancer.
Laura was born on June 12, 1957 in Amarillo, TX to Reid and Carolyn Simpson. She was preceded in death by her father, Reid C. Simpson.
Laura is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 39 years, David C. Lewis, 63 of Sacramento, beloved children, Jason R. Lewis, 36 (girlfriend Terra Colbert,) of Rancho Cordova and Andrea J. Copsy, 33 (son in law, Brandon T. Copsy) of Sacramento, and grandchildren Isabella, Gabriel and Logan Lewis. She is also survived by her mother, Carolyn B. Simpson of Athens, TX., sister, Cindy L. Dunlap of San Antonio, TX., and brother, M. Scott Simpson of Athens, TX.
Laura was a stay at home mom for over 20 years. She was the mother that all of the children loved and wanted to spend time with. All of the neighborhood children were always welcome in her home and she fed, guided, nurtured and loved them as if they were her own. She continued to be a loving “mother” to all of them into adulthood.
Once her children were grown, Laura ventured back into the workforce again. She immediately excelled as an Executive Assistant for First Command Financial Planning, where she diligently and successfully worked until her illness forced her to stop.
Laura continued to touch lives everywhere she went throughout her illness and pain. She made lasting impressions on all of those she came in contact with at cancer centers, hospitals and during hospice care and did so with dignified grace, kindness and genuine, caring love. She always greeted everyone with an optimistic smile and a gentle hug. She was someone special, a true angel who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A Memorial Service/Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 1:00pm at Capital Christian Center Chapel, 9470 Micron Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95827, with a lunch reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, Laura requested that donations be made to: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, (NOCC) in her memory/name. These donations will help raise much-needed awareness and provide support to Ovarian Cancer patients, survivors and loved ones.
“Laura, you are my everything and my love. Part of my heart is now gone. I will forever miss you babydoll. Your David”
“Dear Mama, I still see your face before me, your voice I long to hear. I miss and love you dearly. God knows I wish you were here. Tears fall freely from my eyes, like a river filled with grief. My only comfort now, is that from pain you found relief. Missing my best friend.
Andrea Lewis Copsy
“She was a Mom, not just to her kids, but to all of our friends as well. She loved and accepted us all for who were and she was always involved in all that we did. I love you Mama. Love Jase”
“The Lord did so bless us when our Laurie was born. She brought so much love, joy and adventure to our lives.”
“When we were young, we would dance with our Daddy by standing on his feet. I know she’s in heaven now, dancing on Daddy’s feet.”
Cindy Simpson Dunlap
“Laurie, I can hardly believe you have gone home to our Lord- a part of me is missing. You strengthened us all. Your courage and selflessness amazed me and makes me want to be a better man. I miss you and love, my sister, my friend, my partner in crime. Nothing can take away the joy, happiness and adventures we shared.”