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Erin M. Lewis

January 29, 1979 ~ June 20, 2015 (age 36)

   Erin M. Lewis, 36, of Decatur, died Saturday (June 20, 2015) at Sycamore Health Care Center, where she had resided the past three years.  

   Born January 29, 1979 in Bulpitt, Illinois, Erin was the daughter of Gerald McKee and Julitta Schneider East.  She married Donald E. Lewis Jr. in Decatur, Illinois on September 11, 2004 and he preceded her in death on September 17, 2010.

   Erin was a member of Glad Tidings Church in Decatur, Illinois and later the Crossing Church in Quincy.  She loved listening to the Christian Radio Music Station, and going to the car races to cheer on her favorite driver No. 24, Jeff Gordon. She enjoyed participating in all of the activities offered at the nursing home and cherished the time spent with her family and her son.  Erin thought everyday was special and will be remembered for her smile and inspiring those around her.

   Erin was employed at Walmart and Casey's as a cashier until having to retire due to ill health.  

   Survivors include her mother, Julitta East (Floyd) of Quincy, IL; a son Donovan E. Lewis of Decatur, IL; a brother, Ryan McKee (Bobbie Jo) of Winchester, IL; a sister, Tonya McKee of Springfield, IL; paternal mother-in-law, Erma Lewis of Decatur, IL; one step brother, Todd East (Brandy) of Quincy, IL; a sister-in-law Debbie Thomas; and many loving nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

   Erin was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Hannah L. McKee; paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary McKee; maternal grandparents, Andrew and Darlene Schneider; and paternal father-in-law, Donald Lewis Sr.

   A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the Crossing Church at 48th and Maine in Quincy, with Pastor Chris Schaefer officiating.

   Visitation will be at Tuesday afternoon at The Crossing from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.  
   Inurnment will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Decatur at a later date.  

   Memorials may be made to the Sycamore Nursing Home Health Care Center.  
   The family would like to thank Sycamore Health Care Center for all of their love and support for the care of Erin.  

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