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Wallace J. Lewter

Deacon Wallace J. Lewter, 92, of Suffolk, peacefully departed this life and entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Charlie T. Lewter Sr. and Lillie Peele Lewter. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Marion Lewter; a son, Wallace J. Lewter Jr.; two granddaughters, Michelle Nichols Young and Tyra Lee Lewter; a great-granddaughter, Madison Young; one great-grandson, Jaxin Lewter; a sister, Clarine Artis; and six brothers, Charlie T. Lewter Jr., Rawley Lewter, Elton Lewter, Clyde Lewter, Chester Lewter and Melvin Lewter.

He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 30 years of service. He was a faithful member of Tabernacle Christian Church under the Rev. J.O. Lee, where he met his wife while serving on the Junior Usher Board. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Lodge No. 48 PHA.

He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Brenda Nichols (Joel), of Suffolk, and Linda Lewter, of Chesapeake; three sons, Major Lewter Sr. (Myra), of Waldorf, Md., caregiver Zann Lewter, of Suffolk, and Chester Lewter (Dee), of Richmond; one godson, Lonnie Askew (Theresa), of Suffolk; a goddaughter, niece and nurse, Doris Futrell, of Suffolk; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special nephew and caregiver, Thomas (Wendell) Lewter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A wake will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Crocker Funeral Home, Suffolk. The homegoing service will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Suffolk, and officiated by his nephew, the Rev. Dr. Vernon Artis. Interment will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.