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John Edward Lewis

Services for John Edward Lewis, of Marrero, La., formerly ofBrookhaven, are 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 21, at Williams MortuaryChapel with burial in Rose Hill Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 12-6 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Lewis, 68, died June 14, 2005, at his residence. He was bornon Nov. 20, 1936, to Robert Lewis and Gracie Lewis.

He was a self-employed truck driver and heavy machine operator.He was a member of Greater St. Stephens Church in New Orleans,La.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, PatriciaMcCauley; a son, Bruce Washington; two brothers, Raymond Lewis andJeffery Lewis; and two sisters, Mary Joyce Lewis and BessieLewis.

Survivors are his wife, Ruthie Mae Merchant-Lewis, ofBrookhaven; his daughters and son-in-law, Lennie Lewis-Bracey ofBrookhaven, Cynthia Brown, Angela Brown, and Sandra and VincentBrown, all of Chicago, Ill.; his son and daughter-in-law, Larry andCassandra Washington of Brookhaven; his sisters, Pinkie Mae Bowmanand Diane Lewis, both of Brookhaven, and Sarah Robinson, AnnieEdwards, and Catherine Lewis, all of Bogue Chitto; his brothers andsisters-in-law, R.T. and Christine Lewis, Charlie and Rita Lewis,and Jerry Lewis, all of Brookhaven, and Fred and Janice Lewis,Calvin and Gail Lewis, James and Margaret Lewis, and Rufus andLorraine Lewis, all of Bogue Chitto; 20 grandchildren; and eightgreat-grandchildren.