Obit: John Lewis

Obit: John Lewis

March 14th, 2019 in Obituaries
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John Alonza Lewis Jr, passed away Feb. 27, 2019. He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was the oldest of eight children. He was born to Cleo Davis Lewis and John Lewis Sr. John attended public schools in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a graduate of Howard High School, and received his Bachelor Degree of Mathematics and Engineering from Tennessee Agricultural Industrial Normal School on Aug. 28, 1962. After completing college, he worked in Chicago Ill., and Madison, Wisc., as a Surveyor for 10 years. He moved back to Chattanooga, Tenn., and gained employment with the SEP Program where he taught Adult Basic Education classes. His parents John (Cleo) Lewis Sr.; brothers, William, and Robert Lewis; sisters, Ann Robinson, Lydia Averheart, Cleo Lewis, and Pinky Williams preceded him in death. Left to cherish his memories are one loving daughter, Johnetta (Melvin) Langston; son, John (Sinita) Lewis III; four grandchildren, Javarious Langston, Brittany Langston, Briauna Langston, and Rinaya Canion. one, great-grandson, Jai'Veon Langston, all of Chattanooga Tenn.; brother, Leo (Charlesetta) Lewis, of Savannah, Ga.; sister, Barbara Jean Turney, of Chatanooga Tenn.; Sister in law, Geraldine Lewis, of Sumter, SC; Four nieces, Barbara Turney, Lydia Terrence, Rhonda Isaac, and Rachel Williams. Two nephews, Rodney Lewis, and Randy Williams all of Chattanooga Tenn. A host of cousins, family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, in the chapel. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.