Lincolnton, GA (August 20, 2018) — Mrs. Polly Lewis Williamson Copsey, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 19, 2018, following a 16 year battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body dementia. She was 81 years old.

Polly was the daughter of James Roy “Pop” Lewis and Pauline Holloway Lewis and was a native of Lincoln County, Georgia. She was loved by countless millions as a singer through her live performances and television appearances both locally and internationally with the Gaither Homecoming video series. Her Gospel music career spanned 58 years with her family, The Lewis Family, known as America’s First Family of Bluegrass Gospel Music. In 2009, Polly was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2013. At the time in 2009 they retired, The Lewis Family on stage included Miggie, Polly, Janis, Little Roy, Lewis Phillips and Travis Lewis.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 4pm at Hephzibah Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Lewis, Joey Lewis, Stan Lewis, Mike Lewis, Lewis Phillips and Walker T. Norman.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: The Lewis Family Homeplace Restoration Fund, PO Box 160, Lincolnton, GA 30817

Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Ave., Lincolnton is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Polly Lewis Willamson Copsey. Click HERE to read the complete obituary.

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