John Henry Lewis Sr.

Published 6:24 pm Friday, December 11, 2020

John, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd B. Sr. and Ethylene Lewis; sister, Mary Virginia Grode; and grandmother, Passie Riddick.

Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia W. Lewis; son, John Jr. (DeeDee); daughters, Patty and Brigette (Robert); four grandchildren, Dailey, Heather, Brittany and Cody; four great-granddaughters, and one great-grandson; brother, Floyd Benjamin (Carol); sisters, Margie and Judy (Tom); and brother-in-law Walter Worrell (Barbara).

He loved and enjoyed his extended family in Cecilton and Elkton, Md.; those “Maryland Blue Crabs” and fishing on the pier at Nags Head, N.C. He was active for 36 years as a volunteer at Holland Fire Department, with 26 of those years as chief. He enjoyed his 42 years working at Farmers Hardware in Holland and was a member of the Men’s Fellowship at Holy Neck Christian Church.


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Extended appreciation to Kayla Coleman and Kee Baller from Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in the Holy Neck Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. David Meadors officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Neck Christian Church Building fund, 4400 Holy Neck Road, Suffolk, VA 23437. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at