Lucy M. Lewis

Lucy M. Green Lewis

Lucy M. (Green) Lewis was born February 12, 1860, in Huron County, Ohio, to Charles and Roxana Green. By the time Lucy was age 10, the family had moved to Benton, Michigan. On March 5, 1879, at age 19, Lucy married William G. Lewis who was also a native of Ohio. The marriage took place at Charlotte, Michigan. The couple made their home in Michigan and to this union two children were born: Mabel Flora and Raymond Paul. They were affiliated with the Church of God (Evening Light Reformation) and Lucy wrote the words to  “The Cross” (#171 in the Evening Light Songs hymnal) which were set to music by A. L. Byers. What a blessing that song has been to many through the years!

Lucy’s husband, William, died in 1911. The following notice of his death was published in The Gospel Trumpet: “Lewis, Wm. G., was born in Huron Co., Ohio, Nov. 4, 1854; died Feb. 13, 1911; aged 56 yrs., 3 mos., and 9 days. He lived in Ohio until the year 1878 when he came to Michigan and was married to Lucy M. Green. To this union were born two children, Raymond and Mrs. Mabel Hughson. Brother Lewis was a very devoted, kind and Christian husband and father, and died with a bright hope of eternal life.” — E. E. Byrum.

The date of Lucy’s death is recorded as November 18, 1935, at the age of 75. She and her husband are buried in the Delta Center Cemetery, Grand Ledge, Michigan.