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Funeral For Congressman John Lewis' Wife Monday

The funeral for Lillian Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

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.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said,

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.

Beverly Walker Jones January 06, 2013 at 12:19 PM
My heart goes out to you and your family! Beverly Walker Jones
Melissa O'Shields January 07, 2013 at 02:46 PM
My sincere condolence to you and your family Rep. Lewis. Mrs Lewis was an outstanding woman who dedicated herself to many causes. Her work in Nigeria, in the peace corps, and serving as a delegate at the DNC, but most of all her encouragement for you to run for congress in 1977. Atlanta and DeKalb has been truly blessed to have the Lewis family to be so committed in serving our district. Our prayers go out to you during this difficult period.
Melissa O'Shields January 07, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Seth this is truly not the time nor the place. You should be ashamed!! You are no better than the Westboro Baptist church protestors at a funeral... If you can't find anything nice to say please hold your tongue!smh
Earl Williamson, RN January 08, 2013 at 02:25 AM
I would like to add my sincere condolences to those of others. Mrs. Lewis' contribution to life equals that of her husband's and their long marriage speaks to love and partnership both. Seth, you are quite frankly an ass.
Ernest John January 09, 2013 at 08:35 PM
You are one sick puppy. Instead of just offering your condolence for the Congressman, you are so insensitive that you have to bring politics into it. How classless is that.
Decaturette January 10, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Condolences to Rep. Lewis and family. I wish the blogs on Patch were moderated to remove rude comments and attacks. The reason I enjoy Decatur Metro much more is because of the moderation. In fact, I think Patch would be better off if it consisted just of news and announcements without the comments.
Babs Onabanjo January 10, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Ours Prayers are with Rep John Lewis and the family. Mrs. Lillian Miles Lewis was a wonderful woman. She made a difference in the lives of so many, especially, the least of these and her family. She answered the most urgent and persistent question in life, which is "What are you doing for others". Lillian served in the Peace Corps, and traveled far and wide to serve those who were in need. Lillian made a difference in her community and most of all; Lillian supported her husband to the best of her ability. Mrs. Lillian Mile Lewis rest in perfect peace, as you have run a good race, rest in peace until we meet again. The Lord will give Rep. John Lewis and the entire family the wisdom, and the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King Dr. Babs Onabanjo

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