Wilma Katheryn Kissick Lewis, age 78, of Salt Lick, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021, at St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead, Kentucky.
Born May 28, 1942, in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Quentin Kissick and Hazel Staton Kissick. Wilma’s beloved husband of 52 years Jimmy J. “Buster” Lewis, whom she wed October 5, 1957, passed away on June 11, 2010, and an infant son, Ernie Lee Lewis, in 1957.
She is survived by her children: Rhonda Carol and husband Gerald Armitage, Rita Ann Lewis, James Anthony “Tony” Lewis, Hillary Ann Lewis, all of Salt Lick, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Patrick Wayne Armitage, Matthew Lewis Armitage, James Quentin Troy Lewis, and Elese Makenna Lewis; two great grandchildren, Hank and Hayden Armitage; one brother, Jimmy Kissick and Mary Jane of Owingsville, Kentucky; extended family and dear friends.
Wilma and Jimmy owned and operated the former Lewis Construction Company in Morehead, Salt Lick Service Center and Jimmy’s Auto Sales in Salt Lick. She was a former cook at Bath County Middle School and a former employee of Gateway Juvenile Center in Mt. Sterling. Wilma had a lifelong passion for cars and in her younger years enjoyed racing Go Carts. In 1971, she was named the Ohio State Go Cart Champion. She loved classic cars to current models and enjoyed the challenge of selling and driving all kinds. She also enjoyed the outdoors. Mowing her yard was one of her favorite past times as well as feeding the birds, nurturing flowers and searching for the perfect find at greenhouses, auctions, and yard sales. Wilma was a devoted wife who lovingly cared for Jimmy for ten years. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren received the same unconditional love and attention. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.
Wilma was an active member of the Hedrick Community Church since 1999.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the Hedrick Community Church with Pastor Randall Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Hedricks Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tony Lewis, Quentin Lewis, Matthew Armitage, Patrick Armitage, Charlie Kissick, and Mark Thomas
Visitation will be 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, Kentucky, and from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Hedrick Community Church, 5308 Old Sand Road, Salt Lick, Kentucky.
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