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Myrtice, age 100, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at her home with her daughters near her side. Myrtice was born February 28, 1923, in Nashville, Georgia to the late Walter and the late Girlean Mathis Lewis. She married Oswell L. Sutton: he preceded her in death on May 7, 1983. Myrtice came to Clewiston in 1942, with her husband Oswell and two small children, Delores and Donald. In 1953, she opened the Sugar Bowl, a small restaurant and sundries store at the that time her family had grown to 6 children adding, Patricia, Judy, Lenora and Lanny. In 1958, she closed the Sugar Bowl Restaurant and her family had grown again to 7 with addition of Kim. Around 1961, Myrtice went to work for the B%B Corporation and worked there until 2 weeks before her 75th birthday. Myrtice was very active in her church First Baptist Church of Clewiston, where she taught the Beginner Class for many years.
She was instrumental in starting the Wednesday night dinner at church. She taught the adult ladies Sunday school class. She enjoyed being the camp cook at Lake Yale Summer Baptist Camp for youth. Myrtice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who loved spending time with her family, going to church and being with her friends. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Myrtice leaves fond memories with her loving children; Delores Duncan of Clewiston, Florida, Donald L. Sutton and his wife Lou Ann of Alva, Florida, Patricia Kay Bryant of Margate, Florida, Judy Sharon Weaver and her husband Harold “Doc” of Clewiston, Florida, Oswell L. “Lanny” Sutton, Jr. of Clayton, Georgia and Kimberlee Abowd and her husband Steve of Clewiston, Florida, along with twenty-two grand-children, fifty-two great grandchildren, thirty-two great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Celebration of Myrtice’s life was held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Clewiston. Where visitation was held one hour before the celebration service. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery next to her husband Oswell Sutton.