Mr. John Henry Lewis, Jr. JHlewis pic

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Mr. John Henry Lewis, Jr. JHlewis pic

October 19, 1966
to
June 16, 2020

John Henry Lewis, Jr., was born October 19, 1966 in Inverness, Mississippi to John H. Lewis, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Simmons-Lewis, both of whom precede him in transition.
The family relocated to Kansas City, Missouri in 1967. At a very early age John found a love for sports, he would always carry around a football, Baseball or a Basketball in his hands.
In 1975 at the age of nine professed a hope in Christ at the Swope Parkway Church of Christ.
John began his education at E.C. Meservey elementary and went on to Graduate from Paseo High School in 1984, while at Paseo he was a star running back for the Pirates wearing number 44, he played his last game at Chiefs Stadium as an allstate running back.
John was defiantly a person to love he was very outgoing, smart, cool and very athletic. He enjoyed playing catch with his older brothers as well as playing sports with all his neighborhood friends.
John, was a great athlete and had dreams to play professional football, due to health conditions he was not able to pursue his dream. A man of many talents and stellar potential. He was an amazing cook for St. Lukes Nutrition Services for many years, He later went on to work for Stericycle as a Bio-Hazard Tech.
Johns, health took a turn for the wose, but he refused to give up. He fought every day as the family continued to pray for things to turn around and change . GOD knew he was suffering , GOD knew he was in pain, so he wrapped his arms around him on June 16, 2020. John gained his wings.
Proceeding him in transition are his grandmothers Mary King and Betsy Bradley; his sisters Brenda Lewis and Shirley Jones; brother Charles Simmons; nephew Val Jones.
He leaves to cherish with loving memories his sister Linder Ann Lewis; three brothers Monterry Simmons, Aaron Simmons and James Williams; aunts Ella Mae Denton and Diane Bradley-White; uncles Robert Simmons (Karen), Johnny Ward and Thomas Bradley; neices Caressia Yancy(James), Alicia Bradley, Tyneshia Lewis (Cortez), Alanna Wigfall, Jameria, Jameisha and Jamyah Yancy, Mariyah Guerra and Ashley Greer; nephews Monta Simmons, Alanzo Wigfall Jr., Aaron Simmons Jr., Dequan Dunn and Adonis Guerra.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Location:

Elite Funeral Chapel

11525 Blue Ridge Blvd.

Service Details

Date and Time:

Friday, July 3, 2020 at
11:00 AM

Location:

Elite Funeral Chapel

11525 Blue Ridge Blvd.

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Brooking Cemetery

Raytown, Missouri

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500