Cove teen passes away from cancer
By LYNETTE SOWELL
On Tuesday, 16-year-old Savannah Lewis of Copperas Cove passed away, nearly a year and a half after being diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare childhood bone cancer.
Her passing was announced on social media and confirmed by Julie Moser, who has made announcements on behalf of Savannah’s father, David.
“Savannah Marie Lewis passed peacefully in her sleep at 1738, Jan. 2, 2018. Official Service announcement will be posted when available. Please pray for the family and respect their wishes during this difficult time. Thank you for your continued support.”
The teenager, determined to make it to Christmas day, did so and was even able to open some of her presents.
Shortly after Thanksgiving, Lewis had returned home from the hospital and entered hospice care, and not long after that, community volunteers rallied to fulfill one of Savannah’s final wishes – to have her house decorated for Christmas.
Then, hundreds of Jeep owners converged on Copperas Cove for a Jeep parade that started at H-E-B Plus!, continued to Avenue D and headed through the House Creek neighborhood to Lewis’ home on Scott Drive.
In early December, friends, family, and community members gathered outside the family’s home to sing Christmas carols, with a local company providing a light show and artificial snow that Savannah managed to venture outside and enjoy.
Savannah’s followers have shared on social media about the teen’s impact during her fight against cancer. She was fond of snowflakes and on January 2, there were indeed snow flurries in Copperas Cove before she passed away.
Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements and and a memorial service is set for Saturday, January 13 at 2 p.m. at Christian House of Prayer, located at 916 W. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove.