Rev. Dr. Isaac Lewis

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Rev. Dr. Isaac Lewis
AIKEN, SC - Rev. Dr. Isaac Lewis was born November 5, 1945 to Ben Lewis Sr., and Annie Bates Lewis of Aiken SC. He transitioned from this life on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Ike attended Aiken County Public Schools. He was a 1966 graduate of Martha Schofield High School. He furthered his education at the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Theology from The Southern Bible Institute and Seminary. He conferred a Doctorate of Theology and a Doctorate of Biblical Studies from The Southern Bible Institute and Seminary. He also attended the Morris College Ministerial Extension Program, The Greenville Technical College, and Francis Marion College.
Ike accepted Christ and was baptized at Mount Harris Missionary Baptist Church. He later joined Mount Anna Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of Deacons, Trustee, Bus/Van Driver, and Sunday School Teacher. Ike shared a compelling love for the Sr. Citizens and was a member of the Spares and Pairs Ministry. He would often drive them to revivals and other events. Ike accepted the call of Ministry and was licensed to preach on February 17, 2002 and Ordained on February 8, 2004 under the leadership of the late Rev. Alfred Holmes. On February 2007, he was appointed as interim Pastor of Mounty Anna Missionary Baptist after the passing of Pastor Alfred Holmes. He served for approximately 14 months until the election of a new pastor.
He served in the United States Army as Staff Sergeant in Military Intelligence and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. He was a member of the Disable Veterans Association.
Ike was a man of many first; he was the 1st Black Corporal, 1st Black Sergeant and 1st Black Captain in the Aiken City Police Department. He was also an Arson Investigator. He was awarded the Public Safety Appreciation Award.
He was employed at Jackson Oil Company, Eagle Oil, CSX Railroad, and The Aiken City Police Department. He was the owner of Lewis Trucking Company of Aiken, SC.
Ike loved Family and was a devoted man. He was united in holy matrimony to Catherine Dickerson Lewis on November 5, 1970. To this union 3 children were born:Tabatha, Shandrell and Isaac Lamont. Ike was the originator of the Dickson and Lewis Family Reunions.
He was a member of the following organizations; Palmetto State Law Enforcement Organization, Past Shriner, Past Master of Dickerson Lodge314 Prince Hall Affiliated, American Legion Post 212, the Disable Veterans Association. He served as Chaplin for Masonic District 10.
His Parents and 3 brothers; Ben Lewis, Jr, Freddie L. Lewis and John Henry Lewis, Sr. preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his passing; a devoted wife of 43 years Catherine; 3 loving children; Isaac Lamont Lewis, Tabatha L. Lewis and Shandrell (Brian) Lewis-O'Neal, 3 loyal grandchildren, Mark Hamilton, Ashley and Andrea O'Neal; two supporting sister: Inez Gaddy and Jeanette Oliver; one caring brother Howard Lewis; Father and mother- in- Law; Charlie and Louise Dickerson; six sister's -in-law, Betty Lewis, Geraldine, Alice Mercer, Connie Landy, Rev. Annette Dickerson and Candice Dickerson and Darlene (Jerry) Vale; one brother-in-law, James (Teresa) Dickerson; One Uncle; Willie Riley, One Aunt; June(Raymond) Bright.Eight God-Children; Jasper Jefferson Jr., Mario Parker, Devon Baskett, Marchette Davis, Gaila Mercer-Brown, Joi Baldwin-Murray, Shawn McClendon, and Shaine McClendon. A host of nieces, nephews, God- children, cousins and sorrowing friends .
Funeral service will be 12P.M. Monday, September, 15, 2014 at Millbrook Baptist Church, Whiskey Rd., Aiken (Viewing 10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.) Interment will be at Jessamine Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the residence 1375 Hampton Ave. NW, Aiken, SC or at JACKSON-BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, 126 Fairfield St. SE., Aiken, SC 29801 @ 803-649-6123 from 2pm-5pm Sunday. A Quiet hour service will be held from 6pm-8 pm at Mt Anna Baptist Church on Sunday.
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Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home
126 Fairfield Street SE
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 649-6123
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2014
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