Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Lewis, Jr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church on Cotton Ave. in Americus, Georgia with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.
Mr. Ralph Lewis, Jr. affectionately known as “Yoke”, was born in Sumter County, Georgia on March 26, 1948 to the late Mr. Ralph Lewis, Sr. and the late Mrs. Eddie Lee Bateman Lewis. He received his education in the public school system of Sumter County. He was a truck driver for over 20 years. Truck driving was his passion. He was married to Mrs. Sherlene Maddox Lewis on September 21, 1969 and to this union two caring and loving children were born. Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Parnell, Tommie and Eddie.
In addition to his wife, Mrs. Sherlene Lewis, he leaves cherished memories to his devoted daughter Cassandra T. Pless, Americus, GA; two sons: Ralph Lewis, III and Brandon Lewis both of Americus, GA; one grandson Caleb M. Pless, Americus, GA; three sisters, Minnie Lewis, Americus, GA, Bobbie Mae Stowbridge, Chester, PA, Loretta Lewis, Douglasville, GA; two brothers: Robert (Dorothy) Lewis, and Ernest Lewis both of Americus, GA; mother-in-law Mrs. Willie Faye Maddox, Americus, GA; son-in-law Tommy L. Pless, Jr., Americus, GA; sisters-in-law Annie (James) Wilson, Louise (Emmett) Rouland both of Americus, GA, Linda (Bill) McWhorther, Boston, MA; brothers-in-law, George (Earnestine) Maddox, Albany, GA, Clyde (Rudy) Maddox of Riverside, CA, one uncle Robert Bateman, Americus, GA, four aunts Mary Prater, Daisy Bateman, Carolyn Bateman all of Americus, GA, Mary Lou Carter of Albany, GA. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives including two devoted nieces Moneishia Lewis and Michelle (Charles) Townes and a devoted friend Forrest “Shorty” Hill also survive.
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