Rheta Imelda Cryer Lewis

Rheta Imelda Cryer Lewis, 88, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Saturday, July 2, 2022.


Rheta was an exceptional woman. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the rock of her family. Rheta served the Lord with her whole being; a praying woman who knew how to reach the heart of God. Great in faith, she taught the children how to pray, exercise faith, love each other and put God first in their lives. She was a very kind, caring and giving person, she loved to sing and always had a song in her heart. Rheta was an artist, outstanding cook, fun to be around, and one of a kind great lady who will be missed and never forgotten.


Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Beth Lewis Jeffery and Jeff of DeRidder, LA, Phillip Lewis and Liz of DeRidder, LA, Barbara Lewis Kite and Jeff of Youngsville, LA; grandchildren, Jason Olfers and Juli of Kyle, TX, Hunter Lewis of Moss Bluff, LA, Konner Kite and Amanda of Houston, TX, Ali Kite of Youngsville, LA; great-grandchildren, Rubye Olfers, Swayze Olfers, Phenix Olfers, Stellar Olfers, all of Kyle, TX; sister, Nelwyn Faulkner of DeRidder, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Cullen Clinton and Pearl Wright Cryer; sisters, Eutha Cryer Fletcher, Gayle Cryer Clifton; brothers, Huey Cryer, Hardy Cryer; beloved niece, Lisa Clifton.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Pastor George Lee Glass will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Konner Kite, Robert Kite, Hunter Lewis, Matt Dean, Tracy Gesner, Kevin Pelt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeff Jeffery, Jeff Kite, Jason Olfers. Burial will follow at Rosepine Cemetery in Rosepine, LA.

Rheta Imelda Cryer Lewis