Penny G. Lewis, 61

Penny G. Lewis, 61, of Selbyville, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born in Nassawadox, Va., on Jan. 23, 1958, daughter of the late Orville and Grace Bailey.

Lewis was a manager for the Dollar General store in Selbyville for many years. After working for Dollar General, she then worked in the family business, Bailey’s Seafood in Frankford, Del.

She loved the fact that she was the oldest of seven and would remind her siblings that she would always be No. 1! She had a great sense of humor, quick wit and was the social butterfly of her family. She loved taking trips with her siblings, doing Paint Nites, and going to thrift stores and yard sales. More than anything, Lewis enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Lewis was preceded in death by a grandson, Micah Smith. She is survived by the love of her life for 38 years, James L. Lewis Sr.; a grandson that she raised as her son, Jacob Miller; two daughters, Kelly Lewis and Ashleigh Lewis, both of Frankford; a son, James Lewis Jr. and his wife, Cris, of Roxana, Del., and seven grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Jaycie Miller, Mattie Collins, James L. Lewis III, Erin Lewis, Stacey Lewis and Caleb Smith.  She is also survived by her six siblings, Kim Brewington and her husband, Eddie, of Dagsboro, Del., Betty Grace Eskridge and her husband, Mike, of Bridgeville, Del., Lillian Bailey of Frankford, Cheryl Workman and her husband, Dennis, also of Frankford, Marybeth Dear and her husband, Dorsey, of Frankford and Bud Bailey of Frankford; a host of nieces and nephews; and all the customers at Bailey’s Seafood. She was also looking forward to the birth of her great-granddaughter.

A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher St., Frankford, Del., where the funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested contributions to defray funeral expenses, sent to Melson’s Funeral Services, P.O. Box 100, Frankford, DE 19945. Condolences may be sent online by visiting