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Willie Burnest Lewis
  • Cathedral Academy
    3790 Ashley Phosphate Road
    North Charleston, SC 29418

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“It's so hard to begin. Willie was such a remarkable person and always brought a smile to everyone. We just found out about 15 years ago that we were...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Linda Lewis Gennaro - SC - cousin

“Willie was one of the sweetest men we have ever known. He was love personified. He was an amazing example of how to live as a follower of Jesus. We...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Mark and Susan Ebbert - SC

“Mr. Willie was a very sweet man with a warm smile. I will always remember how was being tired and trying to control by three grandkids one Sunday...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Gloria Norfleet

“Mr. Willie was one of those unforgettable men in my life. He impacted me so much that I wrote a poem about him several years ago. I changed it a...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Bill & Letty Parrish - SC

“I once told Mike that if God let us choose our parents, I would be his Sister. Mr. Willie always made me feel precious in his sight. I can't imagine...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Tracy Russell - N. Charleston, SC

“Mr. Willie and Mrs. Ceile were precious, precious friends of ours. I have fond memories of visiting them in their home a few years ago. We planned...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Emily Martin

“Mr Willie and Mrs. Ceile were welcome guest in our home and shared their wisdom with us. Mr Willie was my traveling buddy to men's retreats and his...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Curtis Martin - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Mister Willie will always share a special place in our hearts. From the young years in my life filled with days of yard work, fishing, painting and...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Ryan and Jennifer Storey - SC

“Lewis Family, Heaven just became richer! Anytime I saw Mr. Willie I could expect a warm, comforting hug. He had a way of connecting with my...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Johnnie-Len - Summerville, SC

“Our deepest sympathy and love to Miss Celia and all the Lewis Family. Mr. Willie was Love in person. ”
10 of 33 | Posted by: Shirley and Bill Malone - SC

“Anyone that has met and spent time with Mr. Willie has been blessed in ways that words can't adequately express. Our family has such precious...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Carol Storey - N. Charleston, SC

“I love Mr. Willie. I have great memories of him. My favorite is one I shared with Mike. I lost my daddy almost two years ago. I went up to Mr...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Dan & Janiece Gordon - SC

“All of my memories of Mr. Willie are special. I never had any grandfathers growing up. And receiving love was and still is difficult for me. But not...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Dayle Craven - SUMMERVILLE, SC

“Mr. Willie was a remarkable human being! He will be missed-- ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: Robert Drury

“I was introduced to Mr. Willie & Mrs. Cecilia at Cathedral by my sister June Lindamood. When my husband and I moved to Charleston, Cathedral of...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Amy Duff - N. Charleston, SC

“Our family regrets the death of Willie Lewis. Over the last 7+ years of knowing and seeing Willie & Cecilia when we were visiting Charleston, there...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Anne & Buddy Turner - Greensboro, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers with the family. ”
17 of 33 | Posted by: Gigi and Ronald Zelaya - FL

“We moved to North Charleston in 2007. Willie was our neighbor. He really made us feel like if we were back at home. I would love talking to Willie...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Gigi and Ronald Zelaya - SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this most beautiful family during this time. We didn't know him personally, but I loved seeing him on the weekends...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Lynn and Bryan DuBois - Hanahan, SC

“Peace be with you and your family during this difficult time. We will miss Mr. Willie cruising the cul-de-sac. His kindest will never be measured; it...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: The Robinson Family - SC

“Mr. Willie would often say "Jo, we go way back, don't we?" and we would talk of our many years of attending the same church. He and Miss Cellie would...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: JoAnn Cantrell - Summerville, SC

“He was more like my brother,than my brotherinlaw.I am going to miss him very much.He was a very good man. ”
22 of 33 | Posted by: Simon Graham - West Columbia , SC

“Mr Willie was a truly remarkable man with a heart as big as heaven! If you ever met him he NEVER forgot YOU! I moved away for several years and when...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Angie Midgett - North Charleston, SC

“We were sorry to hear about the passing of your father, Mr. Willie Lewis. We did not have the privilege of meeting Mr. Lewis, but after meeting his...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Pastor Sam and Annette Gourdine - SC

“We attended Cathedral for 11 years before we moved to Florida. Seeing Willie at church was always such a blessing. He was never to busy for a kind...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Mike and Sarah Ayers - FL

“He raised a fine son to spread the gospel of Jesus...in turn, his contribution to the Lord's work has & will continually multiply. Thank you for...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: BJ & Jim Rodgers & family - SC

“Miss Cecelia and family, My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family at this time.I met Mr. Willie at one of the meetings for the over 40...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Bobbijayne Noll - Goose Creek, SC

“I am so blessed to have known Mr. Willie and his wonderful hugs. Sad that he is no longer with us, but joyful in knowing he is home with our precious...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Dawn Malone - Charleston, SC

“Thank you Willie for being my saviour and my mentor and helping me through tough times in my life to find Jesus. ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: John Suesser - Summerville, SC

“Mrs Cecillia and the everyone in the Lewis family, My heart goes out to you.... my prayers are with all.... When one hurts in the family everyone...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Patricia Nethercott - SC - friend

“Ms. Cecilia and the whole Lewis family, Stacey and I were so heart-broken to hear of Mr. Willie's passing, but at the same time joyful to know...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Jacob & Stacey Storey - Beaufort, SC

“My wife Julie and I send all our love to Aunt Celie, Larry, Mike, Ken and the entire family. One of the most memorable moments of my life was when...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Michael Graham - Boston, MA

“Mrs. Cecilia & Family, We send our love and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We are shocked and saddened to hear about Mr. Willie's...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Nafisa - North Charleston , SC


Entered into eternal rest on the morning of May 17, 2012, Willie B. Lewis, of North Charleston, SC, husband of Cecilia Graham Lewis. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Willie B. Lewis are invited to attend his funeral service in the Worship Center of Cathedral of Praise, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Pauley Swamp Cemetery, Conway, SC at 6:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Sunday in the Chapel at Cathedral of Praise from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Pkwy., Charleston.

Born July 28, 1927 in Conway, SC, Willie was the son of Kenneth Everett and Macie Williams Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a member of Cathedral of Praise. He was a United States Army Air Corp veteran and was a retired Woodcrafter with the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Surviving are his wife Cecilia Lewis of 62 1/2 years of North Charleston; three sons, Larry Lewis and wife Donna of Charleston, Mike Lewis and wife Dean of Charleston, Kenneth Lewis and wife Kelly of Hollywood; a sister, Lena Mae Doscher of Charleston; three brothers, Wilbur E. Lewis, Hal Deen Lewis and Tommy Everett Lewis all of Conway, SC; six grandchildren, Tabitha and Adam Lewis, Megan Lewis Turner (Luke), Macie Lewis-Ammons (David), Chris Prophater (Leah), Jessica Lewis; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cathedral Academy, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, SC 29418.