Josephine Elizabeth "JoBeth" (Kirkman) Lewis

Born: Tue., Apr. 7, 1953
Died: Fri., Mar. 13, 2015


Gathering of Family and Friends

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wed., Mar. 18, 2015
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services


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Hickory- Josephine Elizabeth “JoBeth” Kirkman Lewis, age 61 of Hickory, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at Frye Regional.  She was born in Charlotte, NC April 7, 1953 to the late Guilford Marshall Kirkman and Ida Whisenant Kirkman.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Patrick Richard Vallen Havens, and special friend, Patricia “Trish” Havens.
She is survived by one brother, Guilford M. Kirkman, Jr and his wife Lillian of Mt. Pleasant, SC, one daughter, Alicia “Christie” Thomas and her husband Nathan Thomas, two sons, Matthew Sigmon Wireman of Hickory and Andrew Garrett Wireman of Statesville, two nephews, Marshall and Taylor Kirkman of Mt. Pleasant, SC, four grandchildren, Quentin Havens, Riley and Tucker Wireman, and Preston Thomas, and lifelong friend, Dana Bowman Hughes of Maiden, NC.
JoBeth volunteered for the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels.  She was a spiritual person that loved traveling to the mountains as well as studying astrology and astronomy.  She opened her home to displaced youth and loved to care for infants and the elderly.  She strongly believed in peace, love and caring for one another.
A Gathering of friends will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Goodin-Drum Funeral home from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Her ashes will be taken to her favorite spiritual location in Montreat, NC.
Donations may be made to the Red Cross or to Catawba Regional Hospice.
Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Lewis family.

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