John Earl Lewis
Mr. John Earl Lewis was born on September 25, 1950, to the late Robert Lewis and Elizabeth Thompson Lewis in Natchez, AL. He was one of several children born to this loving union. John was educated in the public schools of Alabama and graduated from Thurgood Marshall, Evergreen, AL, in 1969. A Christian man, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and found it right to serve the Lord with his heart. He was a member of the AOH Holiness Church, Mexia, AL, and worshipped the Lord on Sundays.
“John’L” as he was known by some, enjoyed life and being around family and friends. He loved the work he did with children in the community and volunteered his time to the Repton Bulldogs Youth Football League. He was a Trustee and cooked faithfully for the league and the children. His big heart made him a community favorite and children just seemed drawn to him.
John Earl Lewis served his country in the United States Army. He was Honorably Discharged and received the National Defense Service Medal for his services.
He enjoyed the simple things in life like the love and joy of his family and grandchildren. He met and married Linda (Johnson) and their union brought about the love of three children. John was a straightforward man. He delivered his truth right from his mouth and would always speak his mind. He had a fun sense of humor that engaged everyone around him. John liked to fish and hunt a little when time allowed. Overall, he was kind, loving, sweet and dedicated to hearts of young people.
In the early afternoon hours of Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the Lord gave him rest. His Savior stretched out his hand, whispered his name, and received him into the Kingdom. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three of his siblings: Katie Lewis, Jimmie Lewis and Mittie Caldwell.
He leaves memories for keepsake, to his wife: Linda J. Lewis of Repton, AL; one son: John Johnson Jr. (El’Nora) of Leesburg, VA; two daughters: Debra Lewis of Newark, NJ and Lushunda Johnson of Evergreen, AL; two brothers: Robert Lewis, Jr. (Shirley) of Brooklyn, NY and Minter Lewis (Frances) of Repton, AL; four sisters: Joann Biggs of Monroeville, AL, Joyce Richardson (Curtis), Mildred Ann Johnson (Calvin), and Patricia Lewis all of Repton, AL; seven grandchildren: Calvin Rudolph, John Johnson III, T’ona Shaver, Caljanae Rudolph, Camron Rudolph, Zion Johnson, and DeMetrius Fisher; two god-children: Marcus Johnson and Dominique Millender; four sisters-in-law: Joyce Ann Frazier (David), Tonya Nettles, Felecia Nettles, and Seretha Doir; two brothers-in-law: Clifton Nettles(Nikketra) and Willie James Nettles; two mother-in-laws: Bessie Mae Johnson( Nettle) and Ruby Lee Henderson; and spiritual daughter, Yvette Chapman.