Ray Edwards Lewis, Sr.



Ray Edwards Lewis, Sr., 70, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Duke University Hospital in Durham with his beloved family by his side.

Ray was born September 3, 1947 in Fairmont, NC to the late Mary Esther and P.R. Lewis. He was a retired employee with Carolina Telephone after 35 years. Ray was a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the Massey Hill Lions Club where he was a former president of the club. Ray was a Mason and a member of the Lebanon Lodge # 391 in Hope Mills. He was a Marine veteran.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Tracey Mechelle Lewis, and sisters Linda Lewis Wilson and Cathy Lee Lewis.

Ray was actively involved before becoming ill in community service, including works at Operation Inasmuch, the Gray's Creek Christian Center, and the Baptist Men's Association.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm in Jernigan-Warren Chapel with the Rev. Scott McCosh, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Kathy Girdwood Lewis of the home; son, Ray Edwards Lewis, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Hope Mills; daughter, Heatherly Rae Lewis of Fayetteville; sister, Ann Smith and husband Bill of Holden Beach; granddaughter, Abigail Elizabeth Lewis; numerous brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws ; nieces and nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church 3349 Butler Nursery Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28306.