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Joseph Bennett Lewis

June 30, 1959 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 60)

“Trade these ashes in for beauty And wear forgiveness like a crown
Coming to kiss the feet of mercy, I lay every burden down At the foot of the cross.”

Born: Joseph Bennett Lewis in Ocala, Florida

Parents: The late Henry and Bernice Lewis

Education: Public Schools of Marion County, Florida, Graduating from Forest High School class of  1977

Higher Education: Bethune-Cookman, Daytona Beach, FL. and the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

Christian Experience: Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church, Ocala

Married: The late Evalona Brodie Lewis

Employment: Fedex

Personal Hobby: Collecting old cars

Joseph was preceded in death by both his parents, Henry Lewis and Bernice Bennett Lewis and his wife Evalona Brodie Lewis.

He leaves to cherish his memories: one brother, Keith H. Lewis (Dollie), of Ocala; Diane Credle (Calvin) of Neptune, NJ and Melissa Roy of Ocala; stepson, Dominic Anderson; step grandson, Dominic Ford; father in law, Reverend N. P. Brodie of Fayetteville, NC;  sister in law, Annette Jackson (Ralph) of Duluth, GA; brother in laws, Norwood P. Brodie, Jr. (Patricia) of Lawrenceville, GA, Steve Brodie (Joyce) of Snellville, GA; four nieces; four nephew; one uncle, Elay O. Lewis, Sr. (Geneva) of Dayton, Oh; three aunts, Alice Lewis of New Jersey, Mazie Lewis of Jacksonville, FL, Noisettia Lewis of Ocala, FL and a host of cousins and friends.

“And I Will Rise when he calls my name, No more sorrow, No more pain
I Will Rise, on Eagle's wings, Before my God fall on my knees, and rise
I Will Rise.”

Graveside Service for Mr. Joseph Bennett Lewis will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00pm at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 12300 West State Road 40,

(Cotton Plant) Ocala, Fl 34481.

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