Michelle Suzanne Hewitt, age 57, of Anderson, passed away on July 11, 2023, after a short illness. She was born on March 30, 1966, to Karen and Jon VanMatre.
Michelle was a graduate of Anderson High School Class of 1984 and resided most of her life in Anderson. Animals were her passion, and she had the biggest, most compassionate heart towards them. She enjoyed gardening and arts and crafts in her free time. She was a wonderful wife and mother and always made sure her family was taken care of. Her home was always open to all she loved. She was kind, enduring, and truly one-of-a-kind. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Michelle is survived by her husband Tracy D. Hewitt; mother Karen Spitzmesser (Howard); grandmother Vera Dew Benefiel; children Stacie Shields (George), Andrea Hewitt, Caitlin Hewitt, Sage Hewitt (Ashton), Trey Hewitt (Maycee), Olivia Hewitt (Konner), and Sophia Dulworth (Nathan); grandchildren MacKenzie McGuire (Shane), Zoie Hewitt, Ethan Hewitt, Aiden Hewitt, Zayveon Boone, and Jerry Cole Stephenson; sisters Jennifer Spitzmesser Zimmerman, Heather Ligon, Abby West; nieces Avery and Kaylee; nephew Nathan; brother Damien VanMatre; special niece and friend Elizabeth Gray (Damon); special friends Tammy Morrison and Sheri Tulowitzky; her very special rescue dog Jake; and many other loved family members.
A very special thank you to Ashton Hewitt and Elizabeth Gray in their care and love towards Michelle and who never left her side every step of the way.
She is preceded in death by her father Jon VanMatre; grandfathers Robert (Bill) Dew and Elmer T. VanMatre; and Grandmother Maxine VanMatre, and her beloved dog Patrone.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Madison County Humane Society in memory of Michelle.