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Nellie Tapp Lewis

Nellie Tapp Lewis, age 90, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Frank and Rachel Jones Tapp. Mrs. Lewis retired from Crystal Cleaners and was a member of Fishery Community Church. In addition to her parents, Nellie is preceded in death by her husband R.L. Lewis, one son, Ronald “Bud” Lewis and wife, Jackie, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Nellie Tapp Lewis has left to cherish her memories:
Daughters: Mary Lou Whitson and husband, Tom of Johnson City,
Lisa Bryant and husband, Lynn of Erwin;
Son: Don Lewis and wife, Donna of Erwin;
6 Grandchildren;
2 Step-Grandchildren;
12 Great Grandchildren;
2 Step-Great Grandchildren;
Sister: Hazel Murray of Erwin;
Brother: Patrick Tapp and wife, Ruby of Johnson City

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Nellie Tapp Lewis in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Rusty Wishon will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until service time on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Valley Funeral Home. A graveside committal service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish to attend will meet at Valley Funeral Home on Thursday by 10:30 AM to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be notified.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Nellie Tapp Lewis through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.