In Loving Memory
Charles Lewis, son of the late Odessa Lewis, was born February 4, 1954 in Pikeville,
North Carolina. He departed this life on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in his home.
Charles grew up and was educated in the public school system of Pikeville, North
Carolina. While in school, he enjoyed playing basketball and later developed a love for
the New York Knicks. In 1972, he graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School. After
completing school, he later relocated to Roselle, New Jersey where he worked for the
United States Postal Service until he became disabled. After he became disabled, he
returned home to Goldsboro, North Carolina, where he would spend most Sundays at
his brother Melvin’s house watching the game.
Charles was a quiet person, with a carefree personality and a willingness to help others.
Secret told, he was also noted for having a beautiful singing voice. But one thing for
sure, Charles could always tell you about the past. He had a sharp memory and could
tell a story just like it was yesterday.
Charles was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jacob (Jake) & Edith Virginia
(Polly) Lewis; and mother, Odessa Lewis.
Charles leaves to cherish his memory: soulmate, Avalon Strickland; one son, Rashei D.
Lewis; one daughter, Destini (Marshall) Lewis-Abbott, all of New Jersey; two brothers,
Melvin (Doris) Lewis of North Carolina, and Ronnie (Brenda) Ford of Texas; one aunt,
Eva Lewis of North Carolina; three granddaughters, Emani (Eddie) Wright of Georgia,
Eboni Lewis of Georgia, and Ryan Davis of New Jersey; one grandson, Malik Abbott of
New York; nieces, Stephanie Lewis, and Shelia (Gregory) Holmes, both of North
Carolina; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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