of Benton, AR
March 22, 1926 - June 1, 2017
Mary Emma Wheeler Cushing Lewis, 91, of Benton transitioned to Heaven on Thursday, June 1, 2017. She was born March 22, 1926, in Monticello to the late Garner A. Wheeler and Mary C. Davis Wheeler. In addition to her parents, husband Elmer Lewis, sister Irene Grettenberg, brothers Gus and Edison Wheeler, and grandson Jeffrey Holmes preceded her in death. Mary was a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church in Lonsdale, AR.Survivors include her children Beverly Sutton, Bob Cushing (Debbie), Carl Cushing, Debby Dennie (Jim), Diane Caldwell (David), Gayle Cauley (Neal), Jim Cushing (Lyndal), and Tony Cushing (Lisa); stepdaughter Paula Bermingham; brother Ted Wheeler; and sister Flarrie Willis. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.A very special thank you to Kathy Cummings for her extra-special loving care of our Mother and Mimi, as well as the entire staff of Heartland Nursing and Rehab Center in Benton. Thanks, also to Saline County Hospice for their care. Thanks, also, to Saline County Hospice for their care.Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (501-315-4047) with Bro. Vance Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at Ten Mile Cemetery in Lonsdale. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to the Funeral Service. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard
So sorry for your loss. Now she is Home to live with Jesus and other loved ones and will be waiting on each of you to join her as years pass. She is not hurting and at peace. She was a sweet lady. May God bless and comfort the family. Prayers for all of you.
A great lady that will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to all the family.
Debbie. I'm so sorry for your loss. From what you told me about your mom, I wish I had met her. She is at peace. God will take good care of her. Love you good friend.
Dear Family, I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have so many great memories of being at your house and visiting with all you kids growing up. Praying for God to comfort each and everyone of you. Love you all.Janis Wisinger Creasey
For a very special lady .we love you Mrs.Mary.We will miss your hugs and your precious smile and sweet voice. You are a very special lady. Heavens angels are rejoicing to have such a special Angel come home. We have lost heaven has gained .love you.
Bob and Debbie, so sorry for your loss.
Bobby and familyI am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. God bless each of youOla and Jim Bramlett
Bob I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will Bless You with the strength and comfort to help you through this difficult time.
It was my pleasure to take care of Mary Emma for the past 10 months. I love her like she was my own grandma. Family made me feel like part of the family, will always be in my heart. She was the first and only patient that i took care of outside of the nursing home. Much love and prayers!
Sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort for the whole family.