Vernon Lewis, Jr., a caring husband, proud father & grandfather, transitioned from labor to reward on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Ochsner Hospital's Main Campus surrounded by those he loved. He was 58 years old and was born on Thursday, March 28, 1963 in New Orleans, LA to the union of Mr. & Mrs. Evelyn and Vernon Lewis, Sr. He grew up in Hollygrove BKA The 17th. After graduating from John McDonogh 35 Magnet School, he attended Southern University in Baton Rouge. As a devoted member of Little Zion Baptist Church, he became an ordained Deacon on February 3, 2019. He was the devoted husband of Susan Lewis (Robert James); caring father of Vincent & Vaughn Lewis (Antoinette); grandfather of Raleigh, Jayden, Kash, Jax, A'Nyla, Malek, Lana, and Jaida; Godfather of Danishia & Kasha, nephew of Brenda B. Poche, Hilda Butler, Margurite Brown, & Joan Brown; and brother-in-law of Verna, Betty, Curtis & Wilbert Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Evelyn & Vernon Lewis Sr.; his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Mattie & Jules Brown Sr., and Mr. & Mrs. Albertine & Spencer Lewis Sr.; his Godparents, Mr. & Mrs. Noney & Earl Lewis Sr.; his aunts, Vernice Martin, Lorraine Allen, & Yvonne Franklin; his uncles Roland & Jules Brown Jr., and Earl Sr., Spencer Jr., James, Osborne, Joseph, and Warren Lewis. A celebration of Deacon Lewis's life will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Little Zion Baptist Church, 3231 Audubon Street, New Orleans, LA 70125. Visitation will be from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. and is open to the public. The Homegoing Celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. by admit card only. Everyone in attendance must wear a facemask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing. Funeral planning entrusted to Robinson Family Funeral Home, 9611 LA-23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037, (504) 208-2119. For online condolences, please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com
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Published by The Times-Picayune from Jun. 9 to Jun. 12, 2021.