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Thelma Styron Lewis

May 21, 1939 — August 23, 2023

Morehead City

Thelma Styron Lewis, 84, of Morehead City, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Carteret Health Care.

The family will celebrate her life with a time of visitation from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., Sunday, August 27th at Munden Funeral Home. Thelma will be laid to rest privately at Gethsemane Memorial Park.

Thelma was born on May 21, 1939, in Morehead City, North Carolina, to the late Jim and Nora Styron.

Thelma's union with the late Leedy Bell "Oakie" Lewis was one that encapsulated a deep and abiding love. They celebrated their marriage on Christmas Day in 1958, and their bond lasted for nearly five decades until Oakie's passing in 2008.

Thelma was a warm-hearted soul who dedicated herself to the joys and responsibilities of being a wife, mother, and homemaker. Her kindness and nurturing spirit were evident in every aspect of her life, especially in the care she provided to her loved ones.

Those remaining to cherish her memory are her brother, Tex Styron and wife Kathy of Morehead City and Troy Styron of Seattle, WA; brothers-in-law, Richard Lewis and wife Betty of Muncy, PA and David Lewis and wife Jeanetta of Murfreesboro, TN; along with numerous nieces and nephews and special friends.

In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Thelma was preceded in death by their son, Kevin of 8 years; daughter, Debbie of 18 years; sisters-in-law, Norma Campbell, Velna Lewis, and Georgia Mosemak; and brother-in-law, Tommy Lewis.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Sunday, August 27, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2112 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

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