Gail Lewis

Born: Fri., Mar. 4, 1932
Died: Sun., Mar. 19, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Apr. 01, 2017
Location: South Bend United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 01, 2017
Location: South Bend United Methodist Church

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Gail Grier Lewis
March 4, 1932 to March 19, 2017.

Gail Grier Lewis went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2017.  Gail was born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 4, 1932 to Paul and Helen Grier. She spent a brief part of her youth in Atlanta, Georgia and Melbourne, Florida before her family moved to Cocoa, Florida.  From 8th through 12th grade, she attended the Montverde School in Montverde, Florida. She was a member of Montverde’s class of 1950. She then joined her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland where she met her loving husband, William D. Lewis.  She worked for the Army Map service before her husband’s job took her back to her birthplace of Atlanta, GA.  Upon her husband’s passing in 1969, Gail moved to Gainesville, GA to be closer to family. It was here she discovered her love of travel after she took a job with - and later became part owner of - WorldWide Travel.  She travelled the world many times over with tour groups and private tours. She loved meeting new people and introducing them to the treasures that our world has to offer.  Gail was especially proud of her north Georgia heritage, and took great pride in shepherding visitors all around the Gainesville area, revealing hidden gems amid the many small townships and municipalities.  She retired from the travel business in 2004.  Outside of travel, she loved gardening, as well as raising and tending to her dogs.  She had a special fondness for dachshunds.  She was an active member of the South Bend United Methodist Church, Pilot Club, and an Investment Club until she became ill in 2009.

Gail is preceded in death by her parents, Paul Edwin Grier and Helen Frances Rothfus Grier, and her beloved husband, William D. Lewis.  Gail is survived by her brother, Charles Grier, and his wife, Helen Grier, her nephew, John Grier, and his wife, Ellen Grier, her nieces, Susan Gillette and Robin Vettoretti, and their husbands, Kevin Gillette and Paul Vettoretti, and many more friends and relatives.

Services for Gail will be held April 1, 2017, at 11am, at the South Bend United Methodist Church, 3512 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506. Rev. Richard Long will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 am to 11 am at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army in memory of Gail Lewis.

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george/judy harrison
   Posted Mon March 20, 2017
Sorry for your loss.

Barbara & Errol Bisso
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
I'm so Sorry
She was a special friend

Marie Braswell
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
Gail was someone that I loved and admired and I missed her dearly these past years. She taught me much and I will never forget her.

Lisa Ridings King
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017
Gail was a wonderful person and mentor. She taught me a lot about the travel industry. I hadn't seen in her quite a while. So sorry to hear about her passing.

Sherrill H. Day
   Posted Mon March 27, 2017
Gail was a very fun-loving and gracious person who was loved by all who knew her. I first met her in the early 90's when I joined the Pilot Club of Gainesville. For many years, she graciously shared her lake home with our club for our annual family picnic. All our members looked forward to enjoying good food and fellowship at her home. She was also a great travel agent who took special care to make sure every detail was covered for her clients. Gail, may you rest in peace knowing that you were loved by your many friends.

Linda Chapman
   Posted Wed March 29, 2017
Gail was a special friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Thoughts and deepest sympathy to her family.
Tom and Linda Chapman

Susan Mason
   Posted Fri March 31, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Gail for several years and she was such a wonderful and entertaining person. I loved hearing about all of her travels. It was an honor to know her.


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