Eleanor Loring "Billie" Lewis played her last hand of bridge on February 1st 2019 in Fort Walton Beach Florida.
Billie was born a proud army brat on August 6th 1930 to Captain William Joseph Adlington and Eleanor Louise Adlington on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
On June 10th 1952 Billie married Lieutenant Warren Randolf Anderson, but soon lost him on April 2nd 1957 in a fatal aviation mishap.
A strong woman, Billie raised four children on her own until meeting her greatest love, Colonel David Raymond Lewis. After a brief courtship, they married on
October 11th 1968 and had one child together on Christmas day 1971.
Billie and David had a vibrant social life and loved to entertain and spend time with their many dear friends. Billie had an incredibly warm personality and touched many lives, making a lasting impression on everyone she met.
She loved playing bridge and entertaining family and friends and was second to none in the kitchen with her warm personality carrying over into her cooking.
Even after Davids passing on May 12th 2011, Billie maintained a strong social life with the support of their closest friends, whom she cherished and loved like family.
Billie Lewis was the definition of a lady and a truly selfless, generous woman. No words can describe how sorely she will be missed by both friends and family. The world was an entirely better place with her in it.
Billie was preceded in death by her sister Margorie Ann Smith, her son James Edward Townsend, her husband Colonel David Ramond Lewis and her grandson Sean Scheibe. She is survived by her children Terri Lynn Scheibe, Warren Randolph Anderson, Kenneth Blake Anderson and David Eric Lewis. Her grandchildren Neil Anderson, Ryan Anderson,Carl Scheibe, Paul Scheibe, Lindsey Anderson, Kelsey Anderson, Taylor Anderson and Alexis Pandora Lewis and her great grandchildren Lindsey Scheibe and Natalie Scheibe.
Billie will be buried along side her husband in Arlington Cemetery overlooked by the Air Force Monument. A private celebration of life will be held for friends and family on February 9th 2019 with the memorial service for family in Arlington at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Foundation of America.