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Charles Emmett Lewis



Mr. Charles Emmett Lewis, age 87, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Rose Hill Retirement Community.


He was born on January 09, 1933 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to the late Mose Arnold Lewis and Ava Rilla Cuaves Lewis.


Charles worked for many years as a plumber, and he will be remembered for the exceptional service he provided. A selfless individual, he truly cared for his customers and often traded items in exchange for service with those who otherwise could not afford it. Charles was a faithful, God-fearing man.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Maybelle Geddie Lewis, who passed away on January 08, 2008, and his second wife, Mary Lou Rhodes Crawford Lewis, who passed away on March 28, 2020. He is also preceded in death by six brothers, William Lewis, Rolf Lewis, Ross Lewis, Albert Lewis, James Lewis, and Huey Lewis; and one sister, Onealure Oldham.


Those left to cherish his memory are his children who will remember him as a great father, Keith Lewis (Mark Brown), Donald Lewis (Karen), Mark Lewis (Dana), Jane Willgohs (Mark), and Kelvin Lewis (Jolynn); a special stepdaughter, Lynn Bartlett (Paul); three siblings, Murray Lewis, Mary Bassett, and Minnie Anderson; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.


No services are scheduled at this time.




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Uncle Charlie was a very special man we loved him and valued are privilege with him and his family glad for his faithful life the only thing that matters is SALVATION
Dan and Debbie Oldham

Dan Oldham Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Charlie was a wonderful friend a great help to us. His door was always open

Rudy and Linda Ortiz Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM

I will never ever forget the many years we spent time with uncle Charles and aunt Maybell. I have so many wonderful memorys. I always love when we would get together and dad and uncle charle played the harmonica, and aunt Maybell would play the piano. Uncle Charies was such a loving father husband and uncle. We will truly miss him so much.
niece (Ann Lester/Lewis), great niece (Amber Lester), great nephew (Gary Lester), great great nephew (Oliver Lester)

Ann Lester Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM