Celebration of life service for Rush Lewis Sr. will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at New Light Baptist Church, under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Asby Glosson.
Mr. Lewis was born August 19, 1917, to the late Mr. Tucker Lewis and the late Mrs. Janie Ford Lewis, in Arcadia. He departed this life peacefully at home Saturday, March 1, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, three sisters and two children.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Christella J. Lewis; his daughters, Dorothy Gilbert (Freddy) of Columbus, Ohio and Vernelda Morning (Andrew) of Minden; sisters, Mrs. Tessie Hill of Minden and Mrs. Lillian Rushing of Houston; 15 grandchildren of whom three he helped to rear, Joseph Lewis of Minden, Thera Morning of Baltimore, Md. and D'Andrea Morning of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Joseph Nida, Matters of the Heart, Gamble Hospice Care, New Light Baptist Church family and Sharon Watts. Thanks for your compassion and care during his illness.