“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
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.
Condolences can be signed at Summersfh.com