Lewis, Silas B. There will be a wake gathering and funeral service to celebrate the life of Rev. Silas B. Lewis, Ordained Minister and Founder of the Silas B. Lewis Evangelistic Association and retired store manager/co-manager for Schnucks Markets. The wake will be held on Wednesday, August 14, from 4-7:00 pm at Austin Layne Funeral Home at 7733 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63121. The funeral service will be held Thursday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 11755 Mehl Avenue, Florissant, MO 63033. Burial will follow the funeral service at St. Peter's Cemetery, 2101 Lucas and Hunt Road, St. Louis, MO 63121. Rev. Lewis, 69, died of cancer at Mercy Hospital on Saturday, August 10. Rev. Lewis, of St. Louis, served as store manager and also as co-manager for Schnucks Supermarket over a career in the grocery industry that spanned 50 years. He began his career in 1963 at the age of 19. First working for IGA Supermarket, and then - as each business transitioned - he continued with Kroger and National Supermarkets before concluding his successful career as manager and co-manager during 18-years with the Schnucks Markets, Inc. organization. Rev. Lewis also served as Community Engagement Officer with the Office of Public Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and on multiple boards in service to the local and regional community. Surviving are his beloved wife, Geraldine; two sons: Ra Chelni Marna (Leslie) (of St. Louis), and James Lewis; five daughters: Vonna Weir Heaton (Ed) (of Rockville, MD), (Dr.) Valri Bieniek (Ronald) (of Huntington, WV), Veta Jeffery (Tony), Valeste Spence (Andre) and Venoa Ross (Calvin), all of St. Louis. A third son, Da Rand Shariah, preceded his father in death.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, 2013