02/15/09 — GENE LEWIS

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April 2, 1939-Feb. 13, 2009

Gene Douglas Lewis, 69, of Wilson, died Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery, Fremont. The Rev. Kem Lancaster will officiate.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Eloise A. Lewis; three daughters, Mary Ellen Reason and husband, Bootsie, of Black Creek, Kaye Barnes and husband, Billy, of Fremont and Teresa Lynne Barnes of Black Creek; son-in-law, William Ray Barnes of Lucama; five grandchildren, Tonya Smith, Christy Ramirez, Brandon Barnes, John Kirk Barnes and Gena Barnes; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eunice Colclough of Rosewood, Juanita Boyette of Kinston, Daphne Faircloth of Newport and Sara Schult of Knightdale, and a brother, Rudolph Lewis of Rosewood.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kirk Douglas Lewis; his parents, Bert Vonue Lewis and Thelma Benton Lewis; four sisters, Gladys Bass, Jeddie Edwards, Edith Wilson and Janet Johnson; two brothers, Charles Lewis and Royce Lewis.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service today evening at the funeral home and other times at 6471 Slabtown Road, Wilson.

Flowers are welcome or memorials in his memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. C.A. Thompson, 1207 Peachtree Rd., Wilson, N.C. 27896.

Condolences may be directed to www.joyners.net.


Published in Obituaries on February 15, 2009 11:29 AM