The funeral for Lillian Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 407 Auburn Ave., Atlanta.
at Emory University Hospital. She and Rep. Lewis, whose 5th District includes Decatur and most of the city of Atlanta, had been married 44 years.
Flowers may be sent to Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, 1003 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, until Sunday. After that day, flowers should be sent to Ebenezer Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian Lewis’ name can be sent to the American Kidney Fund Headquarters, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. Please note in your correspondence that the memorial donation is to benefit the AKF office in Georgia, Lewis’ office requested. Donations may be made online at http://www.kidneyfund.org/give-now/gifts-in-memory/.
Written condolences can be sent to Rep. Lewis and his son, John Miles Lewis, at 2015 Wallace Road, Atlanta.
The cause of death has not been released. The AJC ran a full-length obituary on Mrs. Lewis.