Nathanel Lewis

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Nathanel Al Lewis, 83, of Morehouse died Friday, May 13, 2005, at High Point Regional Medical Center in High Point, N.C., while visiting a son.

He was born April 20, 1922, in Lilbourn, Mo., son of George and Bertha Lewis. He married Evelyn Kerr.

Lewis was a pastor 13 years in Parma, Mo., two years in Essex, Mo., and 37 years in Morehouse. He was also a landowner and farmer.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS Lexington.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jackie Lewis of Campbell, Mo., Maxwell Lewis of Bernie, Mo., Lark Lewis of High Point; a daughter, Clara Vent of Morehouse; two sisters, Dona Tinsley of Marble Hill, Mo., Wanda Vaughn of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Charles Lewis Sr. of Maringouin, La., William "Dub" Lewis of Baton Rouge; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Friends may call at First Oneness Pentecostal Church in Morehouse from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Revs. Johnny Godair and Philip Cook officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sikeston.

Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.