News this morning of the death of Annette Lewis Lear comes from Dan Pritchett, pastor of Valley Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Md. “Joey and Annette Lear served here at Valley Grace a number of years ago. Joey was an assistant Pastor with emphasis on youth ministry and CE. Annette grew up at Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church in Winchester, Va. They participated in a number of events in the FGBC – Youth Conference, Urban Hope, etc., and are also connected with others in our fellowship.”
Annette Lewis Lear, 42, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 9, 2013 after suffering a severe aneurism. She was born in Winchester, Va., on May 12, 1971.
Annette graduated from James Wood High School in 1989 and Shippensburg University in 1993. She married Joseph (Joey) Lear on May 28, 1994.
Annette was an Activities Coordinator at Westminster Canterbury in Winchester, Va., for several years before becoming an incredible stay-at-home mom. She loved her husband, her two boys, Brian and Michael, and her family. But, most importantly, she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and strived to live her life for Him.
Annette loved spending time traveling with her family on both personal trips and Mission Trips. She was a member of Mason Dixon Baptist Church in New Freedom, Pa., where Joey serves as Associate Pastor.
Annette is survived by her husband, Joey Lear, and their two sons, Brian (16) and Michael (13), all of Red Lion, Pa.; her father, Linden E. Lewis, Sr. and mother, Betty Rogers Lewis, both of Winchester, Va.; a brother, Gene Lewis, his wife, Anne, and their daughter, Madison, all of Winchester, Va.
There will be a visitation on Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Mason Dixon Baptist Church, 713 Campbell Road, New Freedom, Pa.
There will be a visitation on Wednesday, December 11 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church, 1025 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, Va.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church.
Annette had a passion to support Gospel for Asia’s “Jesus Wells.” These clean-water wells can support entire villages within Asia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mason Dixon Baptist Church in her memory, which will go directly to building these wells. If you would like to give online, you can visit:www.mygfa.org/426.