John Lewis Funeral

John Lewis

John Lewis Funeral, Service, Notices, Coffin, Obituary: John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil rights leader. He was the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, served 17th term in the House,  served since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation.

  • Died: July 17, 2020
  • Details of death: Died at the age of 80, had stage 4 pancreatic cancer
  • Office: Representative (D-GA 5th District) since 1987

John Lewis Bio

Personal details
Born
John Robert Lewis

February 21, 1940
Troy, Alabama, U.S.

Died July 17, 2020 (aged 80)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Lillian Miles
(m. 1968; died 2012)
Children John-Miles Lewis
Education American Baptist College (BA)
Fisk University (BA)
Website House website

Early life

John Lewis was born on February 21, 1940, in Troy, Alabama, the third of ten children of Willie Mae (née Carter) and Eddie Lewis. His parents were sharecroppers in rural Pike County, Alabama Siblings: Adolph Lewis, Ethel Lewis, Ora Lewis, Sammy Lewis, MORE

Personal life

Lewis met Lillian Miles at a New Year’s Eve party hosted by Xernona Clayton. They married in 1968. Together, they had one son, named John-Miles. Lillian died on December 31, 2012. Movies and TV shows: John Lewis: Good Trouble, Freedom Riders, A Time for Justice, Fierce Light, Pen Talar. Lewis was a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

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