Our hearts are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our son, Mr. Corey Marsielle Lewis Jr., 16, of Petersburg, Va., who departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.
He was born on Aug. 7, 1994, to Letitia Rollins and Corey M. Lewis Sr.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Gene Gilliam; paternal grandfather, Fred C. Jones Sr.; maternal great-grandmother, Natherine Rollins; paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Lewis; paternal great-great-grandmother, Annie G. Berry; uncle, Fred C. "Lil Fred" Jones Jr.; great-aunts, Mary Rollins, Louise F. Scott and Alice Briggs; great-uncles, Herbert Rollins and Leroy Smith.
Left to cherish his memories, his parents, Letitia Rollins of Petersburg, Va., and Corey M. Lewis Sr. of Prince George, Va.; three brothers, Che' T. Lewis, Kimahry R. Lewis and Daquane Hinton; four sisters, Sh'niya N.M. Rollins, Dyamond Naicora Lewis, Tyrasha M. Browder and Tiasha R. Browder, all of Petersburg, Va.; loving and devoted grandmothers, Shirley Rollins of Petersburg, Va., and Kim Edmonds of Prince George County, Va.; great-grandmother, Mildred Jones of Petersburg, Va.; four aunts, devoted-Colitha Rollins, Darissa Edmonds, Christinia Rollins and Shauntelle Jones; two uncles, Adrian Edmonds and Zequez Jones; great-aunts, devoted-Daisy Claiborne, Vanessa Walker, Marie Rollins, Ernette Crawley, Lillie B. Lewis and Barbara McCrae; great-uncles, Howard Walker, Hermon Rollins, Melvin Rollins, Timothy Jones, Clifton Weaver and Bobby Weaver, all of Petersburg, Va., and Bernard "BB" Lewis of Manhattan, N.Y.; great-great-aunt, Dorothy Leach of Petersburg, Va.; great-great-uncle, the Rev. Leroy A. Cherry (Brenda) of Petersburg, Va.; godparents, Elayne Moore and Walter Tucker; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held noon Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Third Baptist Church, 550 Farmer St., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Leroy Cherry, pastor, eulogist. The interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 1025 S. Crater Road, Apartment 16-C, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-691-2559 and 13090 Gravelbrook Road, Petersburg, Va. (Prince George County) and may be contacted by calling 804-586-9960.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Lewis at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com
Published by The Progress-Index from Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 2011.