Rev. George Stanley Lewis
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NATCHITOCHES, LA - Life Celebration for the Rev. George Stanley Lewis will be convened at the Ben Johnson Auditorium Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a. m. with burial following in the Lawrence Serenity Sanctum. The remains will lie in state at the auditorium Saturday from 8:00 a. m. to service time with the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity performing final rites at 10:00 a. m. to approximately 10:30 a. m. Rev. Lewis transitioned from this earthly life surrounded by families in his residence during the morning hours of Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
He received his educational foundation in the public schools of New Orleans, graduating from J. S. Clark High School. An athletic individual, he served as captain of his high school football team at J. S. Clark High School. He pursued and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science/Physical Education from Grambling State College and a Masters Degree from Northwestern State University which included credits from the University of Arkansas and New York University. At Northwestern, he was honored by his selection as the first African American named to the Long Purple Line, in recognition of his service to the University and to the community at large. It was at Grambling that he met the "jewel" of his life, Ms. Edwina Lucille Mudrick. They were married in Natchitoches on December 27, 1956.
Licensed to preach in 1999, Reverend Lewis was ordained as Pastor of First Baptist Church North Street in 2001, a position he held for over eight years. He was an active member of the Congress of the 2nd Regular Baptist Association, 12th District of Louisiana, where he served as First Vice President, Assistant Moderator, and Assistant BTU Director.
A lifetime member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Reverend Lewis was initiated into Gamma Gamma Chapter at Grambling State University, December 12, 1953. He maintains active membership through Epsilon Chi Chapter in Alexandria.
Left to cherish and pass on the rich and treasured life of Reverend George S. Lewis are his devoted wife of 56 years, his "jewel" Edwina Mudrick Lewis and three children: Denise Yvette Lewis Patrick and husband Austin Patrick, Montclair, NJ; Kevin Milton Lewis, Sr. and wife René Crosby Lewis, Natchitoches, LA; Shady Grove; and Yolande Alita Lewis, Natchitoches, LA; and a special nephew, Deryck Vonn Lee of Brooklyn, NY; six grandsons; sister, Elizabeth L. Smith and brother, Wilbert M. Lewis (New Orleans, LA); other cherished survivors include a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins and Brothers of Omega Psi Phi located throughout the continental United States and abroad.
Natchitoches Funeral Home (318) 352-4404
Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home - Natchitoches
318 North Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 1, 2013