Stafford Clifton Lewis Sr.
1927 - 2020
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Lewis Sr.

Stafford Clifton

December 28, 1927

September 1, 2020

Stafford Clifton Lewis Sr. a.k.a. Gran Gran, 92, of Roanoke, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 while at his home in Kingstown, Virginia.

He was born December 28, 1927 to the late Clifton and Lena Lewis. Along with his parents and devoted wife, Minnie Marie Guerrant, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles (Trump), Jessie, Roy, James, Richard, Herman (Billy), John (Joe) and his sisters, Florence, Rosa, Cora, Marie and Lois.

He professed his faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at an early age and joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Kingstown, Va. where he served as a faithful Trustee and a member of the Usher Board until he was called home. He is also known for his passion for gardening, farming, generosity and his breakfast club meets at Hardees.

Those left to cherish his memory include one son, Stafford (Brenda) Lewis Jr., Troutville; one daughter, Patricia (William) Smith, Salem; four grandchildren, Andrea Franklin, Jonathan, Jeffery and Jerrold Lewis; two great-granddaughters, Aarianahand Aigner Franklin, two great-grandsons, Julian and Aston Lewis; one great-great-grandson, Noah Martin, a devoted "second son", Dr. Purcell Barrett, whom he treasured dearly; sisters-in-law, Margaret Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis, Christeen Lewis, Mary Lois Lewis, Irene Guerrant, Mary Ann Wright; brother-in-law, James Sullivan and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and devoted friends.

A public viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 1 until 5 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Hamlar-Curtis.com.


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Published in Roanoke Times on Sep. 7, 2020.
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September 10, 2020
Stafford Jr, Patty, and the Lewis Family,
I am so sorry that I was unable to attend the services for Mr. Stafford. He was undeniably one of the nicest and most loving people I have ever known. He is at peace and will be gardening in heaven. Knocking on doors and leaving baskets of green beans, greens, and tomatoes for his heavenly neighbors! What a beautiful soul! I love you all. See you soon. Love and prayers
Sonya Jackson
Neighbor
September 10, 2020
Dear Lewis family; our deepest condolences to you as you celebrate the life of Mr Stafford Lewis Sr. A mighty mighty good man who loved to serve others. God bless you!
Donna and Ron Williams
Friend
September 10, 2020
Your father was a lovely man and I know that you will miss him terribly. I pray the Lord is holding you close at this difficult time. Sincerely, Ann McGee Green
Ann Green
Friend
September 8, 2020
Stafford and Family,
"For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains."
May the joys you knew and the times you shared help comfort you at this time.
May God grant you peace that overflow in the days to come.

With Deepest Sympathy, Angeline Long Jones
Acquaintance
September 8, 2020
Stafford, Patty and family,

You all are in our thoughts, our hearts and prayers. May you continue to look to the Lord for strength and comfort in the coming days.

Love,

Teresa, Aaron and Alaina
Teresa Sullivan Goff
Family
September 8, 2020
Dear Stafford Jr., Patty and all of the family,

We will dearly miss Uncle Stafford, his quiet presence and his perpetual smile. Please accept our condolences as you navigate through the days ahead. As a family of faith, I know you will be comforted by the peace of God that transcends all understanding. Please let us know what we can do for you during this time.
Peace and blessings to you all,

Uncle James, Valerie and Amaris
Valerie Rice
Family
September 8, 2020
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September 8, 2020
Our deepest condolences in the loss of Uncle Stafford. May God continue to grant you peace and comfort in his love and memories.
Harold and Juanita Lewis
Family
September 8, 2020
Dear Stafford and Family,
I will miss seeing and talking with your Dad, as I enjoyed doing when I would stop by to get tomatoes. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and the family. Mr. Lewis, Sr. made everyone’s day better when he talked with them. He was a very special person and that was immediately apparent to everyone lucky enough to meet him and speak with him. Wishing comfort to you and your family.
Jon Barton and wife, Brooke
Jon Barton
Friend
September 8, 2020
Brenda, I'm so sorry to hear of your Father in Law's passing. My Dad Ike Grisso always took our steers to be processed to him. He was always a pleasant gentleman and a true Christian. And I'm glad he is home in heaven. I can imagine he and my Dad sitting on a creek bank fishing.
God bless you and all your family at this bittersweet time.
Jan Grisso
Acquaintance
September 8, 2020
My deepest condolences in your loss!
Sending love ❤ & prayers to the family!
Donna Lee
Friend
September 8, 2020
Dear Stafford and family,
So glad your father got back home. Such a lovely man who lived a beautiful, full life and raised such a loving, beautiful family. Will miss his presence in the neighborhood and his wonderful tomatoes. May God hold you in his loving hands through this time of remembering and saying goodbye to your father/grandfather/great grandfather.
Sharon Schaeffer
Friend
September 8, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Thank you Lewis Family for letting me get to know your Loving and Blessed Family and Friends.
Donna Martin
Friend
September 8, 2020
Let light perpetual shine upon Stafford, who I believe has entered into joy and eternal rest. I will miss seeing him at the reunions, but he will be ever present in our hearts and minds. Blessings, love, and peace to Stafford's entire family.
Darlene Sullivan
Family
September 7, 2020
May the love and peace of God be with all of you.
Mr.Lewis was a very kind and friendly man. He always would greet others with a wonderful smile.
Sincerely,
Marylen Harmon
Marylen Harmon
September 7, 2020
Stafford, read your dads obituary and "WOW" what a great guy he was! He certainly did an outstanding job raising you! I know you will miss him greatly. God bless you and your family.
Price Wingate
Acquaintance
September 7, 2020
Mr.Stafford was a dear friend and I will miss his smile. Please accept my sincere
Condolences to the family and friends. May God continue to take care and bless you all.
In Christian love
Barbara Burton
Barbara Burton
Friend
September 7, 2020
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family of Mr Lewis. He used to process our deer meat for many years. We always felt like family as Mr & Mrs Lewis were SO kind & sweet. We had some nice conversations & they were very welcoming. His shop was always perfectly sanitized. You could eat off the floors. We used to feel like he didn't charge us enough for all the work he did & would give him extra money which he never wanted to accept. They shared their garden harvest with us. We've thought so many times what a kind, wonderful, hard working family they were. Please accept our sincere sympathy as we pray for your peace.
Sincerely,
Curtis & Charmaine Carmack
Curtis & Charmaine Carmack
Friend
September 7, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Bob Goodman
Friend
September 6, 2020
Patty and Stafford so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Heave has received another Angel. May God grant you peace and comfort at this time.
Joyce Grogans
Friend
September 6, 2020
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September 6, 2020
God has called one of His own. Uncle Stafford, as we proudly called him, the brother of our late stepfather Richard, was a great man. He embraced us and our family as if we were born into the Lewis family. We will always remember him as kind, caring, wise and most of all a man of God not just in words but in actions. We send our love and prayers to Stafford Jr, Patti and the family. Bill and Joe loved those fishing trips with the Lewis brothers, Jerrold and Jonathan.
Bill and Ann Elder
Family
September 6, 2020
To the Lewis Family
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Stafford. I offer condolences on behalf of my entire family, the Stuart family and the Wright family. My uncles (John and Mack Wright) lived in Kingstown so we grew up amongst the Lewis families. Our Aunt Al was married to Richard Lewis. Our cousin Christine was married to Roy Lewis. Kind and wonderful people are all the Lewis family. I am so sorry that you have lost your patriarch. May God be with the family during this time of loss. My father Joe sends his prayers for healing and comfort. He regrets he cannot make it to any tributes due to his health. We are sending love, respect and honor to the legacy of
a wonderful gentleman. RIP Mr. Stafford.
Eulah Stuart "Becky" Price
Neighbor
September 6, 2020
Andrea,We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved grandfather Stafford Lewis Sr,May the good Lord continue to shine his light on you and your girls. God bless you in your time of sorrow
Missy Franklin- Giddins and family
Family
September 6, 2020
To my family,

Stafford was always so loving and caring. He would always joke and say how I looked just like my Daddy and I am all Lewis. I am so happy for the years I got to spend with him! He will truly be missed, especially that infectious smile. I love you all and will forever keep you all in my prayers!
Summer Lewis
Family
September 6, 2020
So sorry to hear of Uncle Stafford passing. Prayers to his family. RIP
Carolyn Nash
Family
September 6, 2020
My heart is deeply saddened by the passing of my beloved uncle who never failed to hug me in person or tell me he loved me by phone or face-to-face, He loved his God, family, church, friends and community and his earthly absence will be felt among us. May he now enjoy his eternal home for which he worked so diligently to dwell.
Ruth Lewis
Family
September 6, 2020
Loved seeing Mr Lewis out in his yard and garden. He would always smile and wave when you went by. Rest In Peace...... David and Phyllis Jeter, neighbors in Whitney Estates
September 5, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. I've known Mr. Lewis since a child. He was a gentle soul and I give him the highest respect as a christian man. God bless you all.
Eugene & Sylvia Journiette
Friend
September 5, 2020
My wife and I extend our deepest sympathy to you Stafford and family. What a great man that I remember your father as when I lived in Roanoke and had the pleasure. We shall keep you in our prayers as God will keep you and bring comfort to you.
Zachariah and Diana Edwards
Friend
September 5, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with y’all. Mr Lewis was such a wonderful, sweet, Christian man. He was definitely a blessing to the community and had the best greens. He always had a smile and treated you like family. He will definitely be missed. God Bless you all.
Marsha Via
Friend
September 5, 2020
R.I.P. to our "Patriarch". You are missed sir.
Arthur Lewis
Family
September 5, 2020
Our Prayers are with you all. Your Dad was a Blessing to the community. We thank God for his life.
Janie Thompson-Ollie
Friend
September 5, 2020
My Prayers are with you. I loved my brother-in-law dearly. Great memories of the family.


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