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Mr. Johnnie Kemple Lewis, Jr.

Mr. Johnnie Kemple Lewis, Jr.
  • November 15, 1938 - April 14, 2015
  • Pittsburg, California

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1 of 2 | Posted by: COREY J. BAGSBY - PITTSBURG, CA

“Our family is praying for for you. John was a good man, he will be missed ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Victoria Banks Porter - Pittsburg, CA

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Johnnie Kemple Lewis, Jr. was born on November 15, 1938 in Beaumont, Texas. He was born to the union of Johnnie and Irene Lewis. John attended Balboa High in San Francisco, CA.

On October 7, 1960, John married Shirley Wilson and to this union two sons: Gregory and Gary; and one daughter Charisse, were born. John and Shirley enjoyed a strong marriage for over 37 years before her passing.

On January 2, 1999, God blessed a new union with Linda Lewis, John and Linda faithfully served the Lord together. John also developed a special relationship with Linda's son, Corey, and daughter, Christell. John cherished and valued his role in their lives.

John served in the Air Force before going on a long and distinguished career with the United States Postal Service. He began his career with the USPS at the Rincon Annex in San Francisco and after more than 30 years of service, he retired as a Supervisor of Administrative Services at the USPS Western Region Headquarters in San Bruno, CA.

John is remembered for his devotion to family, love of sports, and his infectious spirit. His distinctive laugh and joyous presence could light up any room. John never hesitated to help a person in need, and many considered him a friend or father figure. Loved ones also remember him as a disciplined man of integrity. However, John is most remembered for being a dedicated servant of God.

John accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 1998 at Ephusians Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, CA. As he grew in Christ, his joy for serving expanded. While at Ephedians, he served in many roles of service, including being a member of the Trustee Board, the Benevolence Committee and Pastor's Aid Committee. Later, he served as a Trustee at Greater McGlothen Memorial Temple Church of God in Pittsburg, CA. This is where he was installed as a deacon in 2007. John's final church home was New Birth, also in Pittsburg, John faithfully and joyfully attended service, and was committed to taking what he learned at church outside of the sanctuary and into the world. Those who encountered the character of Christ.

John departed this life peacefully on April 14, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gregory Lewis; two brothers: Ronald and Roscoe Lewis; and his sister, Sandra Lewis.

He leaves the following people to cherish his memories: his loving wife of 16 years, Linda Lewis: his children: Gary, Charisse, Corey, and Christell; 10 grandchildren; daughters-in-law: Marilou Lewis, Eva Lewis, Gemmalyn Rabino, and Bernice Lewis; sisters-in law: Beverly Lemay, Diane Robinson, Deborah Polk, Judy Kirven, and Shirley Polk; brothers-in-law: Henry Kirven, Leonard Polk, Jr., Richard Schenck, Raymond Robinson, and Ross Lewis; a beloved uncle, Paul Rose; a dear friend, Deacon Robert Anderson, nieces, nephews, great nephews, great nieces, cousins, and a host of friends.