Beatrice J. Lewis, a homemaker, died unexpectedly Sunday in her Buffalo home. She was 81.
Born Beatrice Moore in Chattanooga, Tenn., she moved to Buffalo at age 24.
She had been a member of a church singing group and a Catholic Charities senior center and enjoyed soap operas.
Her husband, Hawthorne, died about 1950.
Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Marie Smith and Diane Maston, and two sons, William and Stephen, all of Buffalo; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fellowship Christian Center, 1420 Main St., after a wake at 10. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.