William Lewis

Obituary of William C. Lewis

William C. Lewis was born on May 12, 1937 in Lindale, TX to the late John and Luretha Lewis. He took his final rest at Mercy/Dignity Hospital in Sacramento, CA on Father's Day, June 20, 2021. William and Elizabeth Allen were married on May 31, 1959. Their union lasted 59 years, until her passing on June 22, 2017. To this union, 3 children were born: son, William Jr. and daughters, Lynne and Mary. At William's request, Elizabeth’s remains will join him in eternal life. William attended K.B. Poke Elementary School in Dallas, TX, Stanford Jr. High in Sacramento and he graduated from McClatchy High School in 1956. He then began working for the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a dedicated employee until his retirement in 1997. Early in life, William accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a life-long member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, which was founded in 1965 by his father Rev. John L. Lewis. There he served as Chairman of the Deacons Board and Trustee of the Church. William was an esteemed member of the Hiram of Tyre St. Paul Lodge Chapter 48. In 2021, the Lodge established a memorial college fund in his name and on June 5, 2021, he was humbled and honored to give his first academic scholarship away! William served as the director of the Parent and Teachers Association (PTA) for Sacramento Unified School District in the 1960's and 70's. He was a member of the Sacramento Police Department Chaplaincy. After their retirement, dad and mom were highly requested and dedicated gospel singers at area senior homes. William was preceded in death by his parents John and Luretha, wife Elizabeth, sister Billie and brother Ed. He leaves to mourn and forever cherish his memory, sister Shirley and brothers James, Johnny (Thelma Jean) and Timothy (Shermane); children William Jr. (Jazette), Lynne and Mary (Bob); grandchildren Lanier (Jocelyn), Regina, Jabari (Aprille), Zaporah (Jonelle Sr.), Jakeem (Sierra), Isaiah (Moniece); great-grandchildren Christopher, Demetrius, Jonelle Jr., Kingston, Maliyah and Cairo; god-daughter Armisha Woodfy and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Daddy, grandpa, great-grandpa and god-dad, you are sorrowfully missed. You were not only our foundation, you were the strongest representation of a man anyone could ask for. You were ALWAYS available to educate, guide and nourish our minds, hearts and souls. You have now mounted up on wings! Rest well good and faithful servant!!! Well done!!!
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Wednesday
7
July

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Sacramento Memorial Lawn
6100 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, California, United States
916-421-1171
Wednesday
7
July

Masonic Service

7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Sacramento Memorial Lawn
6100 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, California, United States
916-421-1171
Thursday
8
July

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 8, 2021
St Paul Missionary Baptist Church
3996 14th Ave
Sacramento, California, United States
916 737-7070
Thursday
8
July

Burial

1:30 pm
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Sacramento Memorial Lawn
6100 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, California, United States
916-421-1171
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