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James S. Lewis

James S. Lewis

LANCASTER—James Stanley Lewis, 93, of Lancaster went to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

He was a strong, loving, caring Christian husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, and a lifelong active member of Corrottoman Baptist Church, Ottoman, where he served as a deacon, deacon chairman, Sunday school teacher, member of the counting committee and a faithful member of the sanctuary choir.

Stanley was a World War II veteran, who served his country in the U.S. Army. He was wounded in combat during the American Campaign Liberation of the Philippines on April 24, 1945.

He was a waterman during his lifetime and absolutely loved visiting friends in the neighborhood and spending time with his family.

Stanley is survived by four daughters, Connie L. Kennedy of Lancaster, Phyllis L. Efford of Kilmarnock, Sherry L. Vanlandingham (“Van”) of Lancaster and Jody L. Harvey (“Harvey”) of Mathews; one son, Joel C. Lewis (Joanna Moody) of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Calvin T. Lewis and Raymond W. Lewis, both of Lancaster; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley R. Lewis; twin sons, James Dale and Joseph Wade Lewis; his parents, Joshua and Eva Walker Lewis; his sister, Lydia L. Bryant; and his brothers, Randolph Lewis, Hampton Lewis and Gene Lewis.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, at Corrottoman Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, at Currie Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Corrottoman Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Corrottoman Baptist Church, 48 Ottoman Ferry Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.

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