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Holy Neck Christian Church
Tuesday December 15th, 2020

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John Henry Lewis, Sr.

John, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 11, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd B., Sr. and Ethylene Lewis; sister, Mary Virginia Grode and grandmother, Passie Riddick.

Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia W. Lewis; son, John, Jr. (DeeDee); daughters, Patty and Brigette (Robert); four grandchildren, Dailey, Heather, Brittany and Cody; four great granddaughters; one great grandson; brother, Floyd Benjamin (Carol); sisters, Margie and Judy (Tom); and brother-in-law Walter Worrell (Barbara).

He loved and enjoyed his extended family in Cecilton and Elkton, Maryland; those “Maryland Blue Crabs” and fishing on the pier at Nags Head, NC. He was active for 36 years as a volunteer at Holland Fire Department with 26 of those years as Chief. He enjoyed his 42 years working at Farmers Hardware in Holland and was a member of the Men’s Fellowship at Holy Neck Christian Church.

Extended appreciation to Kayla Coleman and Kee Baller from Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in the Holy Neck Christian Church Cemetery at 11 AM with Rev. David Meadors officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Neck Christian Church Building fund, 4400 Holy Neck Rd, Suffolk, VA 23437. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at www.RWBakerFH.com.

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Patsy and patty, im sorry to hear about john. My condolences to you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. He was a very sweet man and i remember him as working at the hardware store when i was a little girl. He is well again . Rest in peace john henry.

Teresa jernigan May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Patsie, Patty,and John John. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of John H. He was a good man who would give the shirt off his back to help someone. He was a well spoke of man He loved his family and community and they loved him. He was an amazing person inside and out Never forget how he use to call my Dad "SNAKE" He will be missed deary. Let me know if I can do anything for yall. Praying for peace and comfort. Luvs and Hugs

Barry D Harcum May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Patsy and family, We are so sorry to hear of John Henrys passing. We have so many great memories from our time at the beach camping across from yall. We will be keeping yall in our prayers.

Paula and Kenny smith May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Patsy and family - I was sorry to hear about John and my heart grieves for you and your family, but it also rejoices for John as he is feasting at the Masters table. The many, many, many memories the 2 of you have made over the years may they make you smile and bring you comfort. May the Lord continue to bring you comfort during this time. Blessings

Mary Anderson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

John and family I am sorry for the loss of your father. I pray you will find comfort and peace during this time of transitioning in your lives. May god wrap his hands around you all and you peace.

Edith May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Patsy, John John and Patty so sorry to hear about John. He will truly be missed. This world has lost a great man. I considered him my mentor when we were in the fire department together. He was always there to get advice and guidance from when I needed it. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Clint Harrell Jr. May 13 2021 12:00 AM

All my love and hugs, Patsy and cousins!!! His memories will be cherished forever! John Henry was the sweetest uncle! He would always find a piece of candy when visiting the hardware store or fire station as a little girl. He always had a smile and a mischievous grin as he would tell you a joke or tease you. He was always there... birthday parties, Christmas morning breakfast eating country sausage (armed with his pocket knife for all the hard to open presents), trips to Nags Head, and all the in between... and he always made sure to make you feel special and tell you how proud he was of you. I can see him and Mommom just fishing away right now. XOXO

Ashley Worrell May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to family and friends . John was always helpful at the hardware store in Holland when I worked for Charlie Howell. May the Holy Spirit comfort family and friends. Jesse C. Blythe.

JESSE C. BLYTHE May 13 2021 12:00 AM

The Holland- Holy Neck Community and the City of Suffolk has lost another Good Man. John had a Servant's Heart and his Family, Friends, Church and Community were the beneficiaries of his kindness and generosity. May God bless his Family and friends as they mourn his loss and celebrate a life well-lived.

Oscar Fowler May 13 2021 12:00 AM

John was a wonderful, Christian man who loved his family much. He had a great sense of humor. He is truly made whole now, living with his Heavenly Father. Although we will miss him, we have Gods promise that we will see him one sweet day! God bless You cousin Patsy and the rest of the family as well.

Janice and Neal Jones May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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