James Marvin Lewis Jr.

Published 7:00 pm Sunday, February 6, 2011

Funeral services for James Marvin Lewis Jr., of Brookhaven, are11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at First United Methodist Church inBrookhaven, with burial in Riverwood Memorial Park. BrookhavenFuneral Home on Natchez Drive is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home andTuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at thechurch.

Mr. Lewis, 95, died Feb. 4, 2011, at his residence. He was born inPearl River County on Oct. 29, 1915, to James Marvin Lewis Sr. andElla Rhodes Lewis.

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He was retired from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson,where he taught for 31 years. He worked as a principal, teacher,counselor and registrar, including the years Co-Lin was a highschool. His interest in students and his desire to help them haveendeared him to all who knew him.

Aside from his work in education, Mr. Lewis was always active inhis church and community. He was an active member of First UnitedMethodist Church and served as a volunteer at King’s DaughtersMedical Center in Brookhaven. He has been a member of the WessonLions Club since 1956, where he has served as president andsecretary.

He was a member of the county and regional Retired TeachersAssociation and was a member of the Brookhaven-Lincoln CountyChamber of Commerce. He was a veteran, having served during WorldWar II in the United States Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents, James Marvin Lewis Sr. andElla Rhodes Lewis; his wife, Maude Lewis; his brothers, the Rev.Floyd O. Lewis and Edwin Lewis; and his sisters, Hattie Rea Jones,Patricia Ware and Elsie Lewis Martin.

Survivors are his son, Larry Lewis and wife, Charlotte, ofMarietta, Ga.; his daughter, Rachel Lewis Freeman, of Vicksburg,Mich.; his grandchildren, Jennifer Freeman, of Durham, N.C., JohnFreeman and wife, Helen, of Madison, Wis., Kim Galland and husband,Max, of Athens, Ga., and Jim Freeman, of New York City; hisgreat-grandchildren, Sara Galland, of Athens, and Rose Freeman, ofMadison; and his sister-in-law, Lynette Lewis, of Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James M. LewisScholarship Fund at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.