Obituary For Joseph Lewis

December 5, 1930 - March 7, 2019

Joseph Solomon Lewis, Sr. of Stoneville, NC went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

His funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, March 10 at Fair Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1 - 2 PM) at Fair Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Stoneville Municipal Cemetery.

He was born on December 5, 1930, the son of Nathaniel Ray and Viola Patterson Lewis. He spent his entire life in Stoneville, NC and graduated from Stoneville High School in 1949. He married Louvenia “Lou” Rhodes and was the father of two children.  Mr. Lewis was a retiree of DuPont, a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Stoneville, and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph S. Lewis, Jr. and Sue Piver-Lewis of Oak Ridge.  Mr. Lewis was a proud grandfather to grandson, Caleb Lewis and granddaughter, Gabrielle Lewis, both of Oak Ridge. Also surviving is his companion for 37 years, Lu Jefferson of Stoneville. He was a proud "Paw Paw" to Alexa Terry Wilde. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Louvenia, daughter Bonnie, brother Jack, and sister-in-law Jane. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter,5171 Glenwood Ave Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612 or to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC  27379.

The family would like to thank Lisa Shepherd for her compassion and loving care for the past 9 months and the staff on the 6th Floor of the East Wing of Moses Cone Hospital.

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