Veronica Turner Lewis’ genesis into this world was on July 25, 1967, in Baltimore where God anointed her as his chosen vessel to spread his love to everyone she met. Her exodus was on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
She accepted Christ at an early age and was a living epistle to be read among men. Everyone who knew her would remark about her selfless, giving nature whereby she always put others before herself.
Her elementary education began in Baltimore City Public Schools until her family transitioned to Hampton, Va., where she continued her education and graduated from Kecoughtan High School. Subsequently, Veronica attended her beloved alma mater of James Madison University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. Her insatiable desire for knowledge led her to complete a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Radford University. After completing her master’s degree, she met the love of her life, S. Oliver Lewis III. They were married on August 5, 1996. To this union was born a blessed and anointed child named Jera Miah Lewis.
Veronica served as the Assistant Director and Director of Student Support Services for 20 years until her retirement due to health related issues. Her leadership in the program afforded many low socioeconomic, first-generation, and students with disabilities the support needed to not only graduate from college, but to matriculate on to obtain master’s and doctorate degrees.
To rejoice in her memory and honor her legacy, she leaves behind her husband, S. Oliver Lewis III; a daughter, Jera Miah Lewis; her parents, William O. Turner, Sr., and Augustine Turner; a brother, William O. Turner Jr.; a sister, Sylvia Britt; an uncle Melvin Hawkins; aunt Martha and uncle William Haywood; uncle Drewy Turner; uncle Monroe Page, a special cousin, Keisha Kimp; beloved great-aunts Catherine Gunther, Gracie McNeil and Roma Hawkins; in-loves Sim Lewis and Patricia Lewis; devoted friends Camelia Gunn, Michelle Stephney Moore, Regina Rush, Reva Pryo,; Cassandra Jefferson-Davis and Renee Akers; God-children Dr. Tyson Beale, Geoffrey Colbert, Tatiana Davis, Tessa Davis and Tre Davis; and a host of cherished nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a drive-thru visitation from 9 until 9:45 a.m. today, Jan. 23, 2021, at Sunrise Burial Park in Radford. Graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. with Bishop Ronald Watson and Pastor Gary Hash officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the UVA Strickland Transplant Center.
The Lewis family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.