Edward Lewis

Obituary of Edward Lee Lewis

EDWARD LEE LEWIS, JR., was born on November 21, 1941 in Yazoo City, Mississippi to Edward Lee Lewis, Sr. and Odessa Rolland. Edward was a graduate of Yazoo City Training School, class of 1959. While in high school, he played second string quarterback, along with his longtime friend, NFL Hall of Famer, Willie Brown.


Edward served in the military from 1964 to 1970 as a Vietnam Veteran. He retired with an honorable discharge. He later was employed as an expert mixologist for many years at the Captain’s Table Lounge. He was also a Field Representative for the Chicago Department of Housing.  Edward was known for his culinary skills, and worked for a Chicago catering company for many years.  Edward was also a fashion model and was known for his dapper appearance and for wearing the finest apparel.


At an early age, Edward baptized at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Yazoo City, Mississippi by the late Reverend Ed Coleman. In 2004, he became a member of the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois where Rev. Dr. Robert Jones Jr. is the Pastor. He served as the Pastor’s Usher and traveled on scholarship trips and senior outings.


Edward Lee Lewis, Jr. departed this life at 3:53am on Friday July 24, 2020 at Belleaire Health Center.

Edward Lewis Jr., was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Lewis, Sr. Odessa Rolland, his brother, Milton Preston Rolland, Jr., his sister, Christine Fisher, and his son Edgar Nicholson.  


He leaves to mourn a devoted daughter, and son in law, Barbara Island McCluster and husband Isaac, both of Largo, FL; two loving songs, Aaron Williams of Lansing, MI and Qaid Tariq Abdullah of MN; four brothers, Robert Lewis (Roberta), David Rozell (Linda) of Chicago, IL, Moriba “Dean” Lumumba (Jama) of Jackson, MS and Edward Earl Lewis of Richmond, CA; two sisters, Mary Rozell and Careda Taylor (William) both of Chicago, IL and a host of grand children, great grand children, special friends, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.


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Graveside Service

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Bay Pines National Cemetery
10000 Bay Pines Blvd
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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