Stephanie Renee Lewis

stephanie lewis

December 11, 1963 ~ August 4, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Stephanie Renee Lewis, 57, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at her home.

Stephanie was born in Asheville December 11, 1963, to the late Willie and Polly Briggs Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Tony Lewis; maternal grandparents, Roscoe and Mamie Briggs; paternal grandparents, Bailey and Neple Lewis and several aunts and uncles.

She graduated from Erwin High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University. She had worked as Sales Territory Manager for AAA Cooper Transportation.

Her family includes her son, Hunter Bullard, who was the pride and joy of her life; aunt, Altha Hoyle; cousin, Shon Hoyle; aunts, Geneva Carver (Hayes) and Bernice Freeman; uncles, James Lewis and Ricky Lewis (Sandra), and a host of cousins.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Private interment for the family will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.


Memorial Service: August 11, 2021 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. Stephanie and I were Senior Class Officers together for the Class of ’82 and my 2nd cousin. My Dad and Polly were 1st cousins. There is no wonderful words but I am so very thankful to have known her, have the memory of her bright smile and her laugh as well as her sense-of-humor.

  2. Stephanie was my customer service representative for AAA Cooper. We became fast friends. She was the nicest,most genuine person and I will always think of her with a smile. The world is less without her.

  3. She will be missed we at aaa cooper loved her smile and they way she always helped everybody she will be missed love you girlfriend

  4. How sad I was to hear that Stephanie has passed away . We were roommates in Boone while in school at Appalachian , in each other’s weddings and we shared many fun and sweet moments . She will be greatly missed . Rest peacefully my sweet friend .
    Tommie Powers McDermid

  5. Stephanie and I were high school friends. I lost touch with her after high school, but I thought the world of her.

  6. We are all sad to hear of Stephanie’s passing. She was our AAA sales representative at Coates American in Marion North Carolina. She was a joy when she would visit our office we would laugh and talk about .There was always a smile on her face and she was a very caring person. Rest in peace sweet lady we will miss you. Distribution office of Coats American

  7. Stephanie’s smile and laugh was contagious. She will definitely be missed. Rest in peace my sweet cousin.

  8. I am so sorry to learn of Stephanie’s passing. We were neighbors for many, many years in Leicester. Stephanie was a sweet and lovely person and we enjoyed many good conversations together. I knew from the way she talked how much she loved Hunter. Stephanie was voted “Most Athletic Girl” during our Senior year at Erwin High. She certainly lived up to that title! The Erwin Class of 1982 has lost a dear classmate.

  9. My heart goes out to you Hunter over the loss of you mother. She was a very special 1st cousin whom I am going to miss talking too. We were each other sounding board during our illnesses. Both Stephanie and Tony stayed with Denise and I at Grandma and Grandpa Briggs house as we were growing up and our parent’s worked. There are to many special memories to share here. Maybe when the time comes I can share them with you. Praying for you.

  10. I’m so sorry for the loss of Stephanie Renee. Your in my prayers and thoughts.
    Diane Ballew Morgan

  11. My prayers are with your family. You are a beautiful angel now. I cannot Imagine not talking to you. Will always love and respect you. Thank you for everything you did for us at Minute Man

  12. I’m so sorry to hear about Stephanie’s passing! She was a great girl! We went to school together for many years! Praying for your family.

  13. I came to know Stephanie from her visits to us at Advanced Digital Cable in Hayesville. She was a great person and no matter how bad of a day you was having you would be smiling seconds after seeing her. I will definitely miss seeing her on her visits to us. May God bless your family and be with you during this time.

  14. We were so sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing. May God wrap his loving arms around her family and friends.

  15. I was saddened to hear that Stephanie had passed away. I always see her in my mind as smiling and laughing. And the most captivating twinkle in her eyes. She was always a joyful person in high school and you just felt good being around her. Hunter, I’ve never got to meet you but I can only imagine what a wonderful mother she was to you. She will be missed. I want you to know she made a huge impression on anyone she ever met.

  16. Stephanie will be sorely missed at Electrolux. She brought joy and sunshine every time she came to call on Electrolux. My thoughts and prayers are with her family for God’s grace to help you through this sad and difficult time.

  17. Stephanie will be missed by all of us at Asheville Metal Finishing. She was the best. Hunter, please know that our “business” discussions always included how much she loved you and how proud she was to be your Mom.
    praying for you.

  18. I’ve been in shock over this. I love Stephanie Lewis so much. We had some good times in highschool and growing up together. She played some damn good basketball and I cheered. This is a hard loss but God has plans for her. Don’t be up there telling MOMMA an DADDY OUR SECRETS. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.. PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY.

  19. I enjoyed summer canning with Stephanie & she certainly kept us laughing through all the work. Hunter, you are in my prayers as you travel this grief journey. Always remember the love your Mom had for you & you were so very special to her. Prayers for the family.

  20. We are sending our love and prayers to all of the family and especially, Hunter and Shon. We are all so blessed to have had the opportunity to grow up together, (Elementary, High School, and College). So many fun memories on the mountain in Leicester. “Go rest high on the mountain, sweet friend.” I can honestly say that we were best buds! You will be truly missed!!! Our prayers are with all of you during this time of sadness. Lean on us for anything!
    The Sluders and The Penlands

  21. I will miss talking with Stephanie and her great sense of humor. She was a kind and thoughtful friend! Prayers for Hunter and the family during this time. ❤️

  22. I had the great opportunity to work with Stephanie in excess of 25 years. We were part of a great team to which we enjoyed many great times at AAA Cooper Transportation. We would show up each day with the same objective in mind, to achieve customer satisfaction. She was honored to have her support cast of some of the best employees one could have. Those folks and Stephanie made everyday a great day. I and they will miss the “spark and highlight” of our days. Thanks for all the great times, rest in peace my little sister.

  23. Stephanie and I went to high school together, then reconnected through business in later years. Our sincere condolences go out with fond memories to her friends and family.

  24. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Stephanie. So many great memories with Hunter, Polly and her especially at the ball field.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Hunter and family.
    Chip and Kim Plemmond

  25. I was so sorry to hear we ve lost Stephanie. We all loved her not just as Tony s little sister but for her fun and happy personality. I loved the Lewis family, the world is sadder with them gone. Lots of love to Stephanie’s son. Your Mama was a great person.

  26. I thought the world of Stephanie, and always enjoyed her visits to Electrolux as the AAA Cooper sales rep. She would sit in the office with me sometimes for near an hour, of which equal time was spent discussing work stuff, and talking bout our children. I also got to cherish those same type moments in the grocery store as we lived near to one another, and would bump into each other. Again usually just standing, and talking about our children. She was definitly a sweet, genuine soul, and I’m so glad to have known her.

  27. I am just now seeing this, almost 2 years later. I tried to call and check in on my sweet, wonderful friend, but had not heard from her in so long that I was worried something had happened. I hate that I missed telling her goodbye and sending condolences to her family. Stephanie was a radiant light of JOY! She was a smart, beautiful, amazing soul and is irreplaceable. I love her and will miss her for eternity. I was blessed to have met her and her gracious, beautiful spirit.

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