The Rev. Louie P Lewis, Jr., 59, of Chipley, passed away March 25, 2012 in the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City. He was a native and life long resident of Washington County, a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, a graduate of Chipley High School Class of 1971, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army
. He was a former employee of the Piggly Wiggly as a butcher for more than 30 years and the former pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Vernon for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 14 years, Bertha Lewis of Chipley; four loving children, Nicole Lewis, Minister Patrick R. Lewis both of Chipley, Tyrone Lewis (Faye) of Columbia, S.C., and Shanae Boston of Panama City; beloved step-children, Danny Curry (Pam), Chipley, Jacqulene Crawford of Oklahoma, Shelanda Hardrick, Christopher Hardrick, Phillip Hardrick all of Chipley, Samantha Beachum (Charles), Noma, Paul Hardrick, Roy Hardrick and La'Edward Hardrick all of Chipley, caring siblings, Royce Douglas of Chipley, Thomas Larry Lewis (Marion) of Atlanta, Ga., John D. Long and Stoney Long; nine grand children; numerous step-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mary Lee Robinson; dear friend, Charles McDougald; six brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many sorrowful friends.
Funeral Services were conducted at 2 p.m. March 30 at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Chipley with the Rev. Price Wilson, Pastor, the Rev. Malcolm O. Nelson, Supt. David Woods, Jr., the Rev. Joe Tripp and the Rev. James Dickens officiating. Interment followed in the Southside Cemetery in Chipley with Military Honors and the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directing.