Margaret Lewis

Margaret Lewis


Funeral: Friday, March 22, 2024

Birth Date: Friday, September 16, 1938
Age: 85
Location: Greer, SC

Margaret Marsh Clifford Lewis was born September 16, 1938, to the late Bert Elbert Marsh and Mary Lee Ayers Marsh. Margaret met and was married to the love of her life, Mark Edward Clifford, Sr., for 46 years. "Where one was, you always saw the other ? Mark & Margaret."

After the passing of Mark in 1999, she was blessed to find love once again, with Jim Lewis, until his passing in 2011.

Margaret was the secretary to the president of Campbell Soup Company in Sumter, S.C., for several years. She was also a real estate broker and equine insurance broker for over 10 years and ran an equine boarding facility in her younger years.

She grew up around and with a love of animals and rode and showed Tennessee Walking Horses alongside her family for many years. She passed this passion and work ethic that came with rural farm life on to her children and grandchildren.
There was no place she would rather be than on the back of her horses and she was always a country girl at heart

Margaret was blessed with many talents and excelled at them all; painting, sculpting, writing, and she had the honor of being featured in a Rock and Gem magazine showcasing her as an accomplished jewelry maker.

She loved children, which was highlighted by her storytelling to entertain them, whether with her own grandchildren or friends' children. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and instilled a love of God and family as part of her lasting legacy.


Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Burnette of Greer; her son, Mark Edward Clifford, Jr. (Anna Shea) of Greer; stepson, Ray Patrick Lewis (Janice) of Salem, S.C.; "sister', Judy Miles of Summerton, S.C.; grandchildren, Mark Edward Clifford III of Nashville, TN,. Dr. Melissa Burnette Granberry (Destin) of Greer, Brooke DeShields Clifford of Laurens, SC, and Samantha McKenzie Clifford of Decatur, GA; step-grandchildren, Mallie Irene Lewis and Weston Caldwell Lewis of Salem, SC, Shelby Cooley (Jeffrey) of Pelzer, SC; multiple step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as devoted caregivers, Joyce Jones, Debra Arnold, and Becky Penland.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Mark Edward Clifford, Sr., second husband, Jim Lewis; siblings, Jeff Marsh, Helen Tilford, Jhonnie Marsh, Charlie Marsh, Bob Marsh, and Pat Marsh; son-in-law, Charles Burnette, and grandbaby, Kelsey Burnette.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2024, at The Wood Mortuary conducted by Rev. Todd Johnson and Dr. Drew Hines with webcasting available at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Pallbearers will be Mark Clifford, Jr., Mark Clifford III, Destin Granberry, Ray Lewis, and Weston Lewis.

Honorary escorts will be Marshall Dixon and Capers Dixon.

Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held 12:30-1:45 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2024, at The Wood Mortuary.

A special thanks to Kyle, Evita, Marie, and the memory care staff at The Residences of Greer; Kelli, Courtney, and Wren Hospice; as well as multiple other caregivers, for all they did in caring for Margaret.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; a charity that was special to Margaret.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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