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Mary Catherine Lewis

November 26, 1941 ~ February 18, 2021 (age 79)



Mary Catherine (DeVane) Lippold Lewis, of Nanjemoy, MD, died peacefully in her sleep on February 18th, 2021.  Mary was born on November 26th, 1941 in Washington, D.C. to the late George F. and Ella A. DeVane.  Mary was a long-time resident of Nanjemoy in Charles County, MD.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband Harry D. Lewis, sisters Elois Hayden (Luther) and Helen Stachura (Mike), brother George DeVane, and son Raymond Lippold.  Mary is survived by her brothers James DeVane (Barbara), William DeVane (Cindy) and brother George’s long-time companion Betty Gilroy, daughters Donna Coberly (Bob) and Cynthia Deane (Terry Sexton), son Joseph Lippold (George), granddaughter Heather Miller (Josh), grandson Tyler Coberly, great-granddaughters Allie Raye and Charlotte Elizabeth Miller, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Mary was a past president and member of the Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for 56 years, a past president and life member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #10081 for 48 years, and the American Legion Post #82 for 19 years.  She received Red Cross Disaster Training and volunteered at the Nanjemoy Community Center and Mount Hope School in Nanjemoy.  She loved to serve her community, enjoyed volunteering to help others, spending time with her family and friends, playing cards, painting, gardening, reading, crocheting, and many other activities and crafts.  She lived a very fulfilled life and was known by so many as “Aunt Mary”.

Pallbearers will be her nephews Eddie DeVane, Michael Stachura, Jr. Collins, Steve DeVane, Nick Collins, and grandson-in-law Josh Miller.  Honorary pallbearers are brothers James DeVane and William DeVane, son-in-law Bob Coberly and grandson Tyler Coberly. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Mary to Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department at 4260 Port Tobacco Rd. Nanjemoy, MD 20662 or to Maryland Veterans Museum at 11000 Crain Hwy. Newburg, MD 20664.

Viewing will be held at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 from 4pm-7pm with limited access for 6pm prayer service.  Service, burial and reception will be held Thursday, February 25th, 2021 and will be limited to family only.

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February 24, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service
February 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Interment following funeral service
February 25, 2021

Trinity Memorial Gardens
3221 Mattawoman Beantown Rd.
Waldorf, MD 20604


Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department
4260 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy MD 20622

Maryland Veterans Museum
11000 Crain Hwy., Newburg MD 20664

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