Spokeswoman Brenda Jones said John Lewis is returning to Atlanta from Washington, D.C.. She was a Role Model. SHE WAS A LADY AND LIBRARIAN WHO ASSISTED MANY OF US WITH SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC CONCERNS. May GOD keep and bless you and your Family. Mrs Lewis both you and your husband are heroes and a day well spent brings peaceful sleep. Ils ont eu un fils, John Miles Lewis. WHILE YOU WERE ATTENDING THE FUNERA FOR LILLIAN. Lillian loving memory will last for ever. Lillian Miles Lewis was the wife of John Lewis, an American politician and civil rights leader. Dear Congressman Lewis, My prayers are with you as wife your goes back home to our God. It is the very human side of this remarkable couple, their robust family life, interests, dreams and the decisions they made together that led them into the pages of history. She died in 2012 after suffered a long illness, Specific details about Lillian Miles Lewis’ cause of death were not shared publicly when she died. May the Lord bless you, comfort you and keep you in His care during this difficult time. John and Lillian were united not only in marriage, but also in their passion for purposeful living and perpetual learning and an unwavering devotion to helping others. Please accept our condolences from Rayna and I. I am glad she was by your side. Mr. Lewis, please accept my deepest sympathy. “He didn’t want this to be the focus. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, serving in his 17th term in the House, having served since 1987. Miles was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1907. We thank both of you for all the good service you have provided your District 5 constituients and society as a whole. Her friend, Clayton, who has a wide intelligence and a compassionate mind, Rev. She died on December 31, 2012, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Her funeral was at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. © John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation. Have followed your illustrous and dynamic career Rep. Lewis and realize how true the words of our Creator are at Gen.2:24 "A man will leave his father and mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh:. May the love and peace of God remain with your always. Congressman Lewis’ history of fighting for racial equality is well known. Your wife has been a great asset to you in all of your accomplishments. Thank you to Lillian and to you Mr. Lewis. May God's love surround and comfort you during this time of loss and bereavement. I WAS HONORED TO GIVE A PRIVATE PIANO CONCERT FOR HER AT YOUR LOVELY HOME. You may remember me as the guy who worked with her in the late 60s and early 70s at Atlanta University to create the Black Studies Collection for Bell & Howell, with a team microfilming books and other materials in her library. So difficult to read and yet so necessary to never forget. Finally, ‘Let’s do it. He was on the battle lines with many in the 1960s. "BE STILL MY SOUL, THE LORD IS ON THY SIDE." “It was about the civil rights movement every day and every night in the news, so I felt like I knew him.”. Lillian Lewis continued to play an important role in her husband’s career, from attending the Atlanta City Council in 1981 to victory against Bond in the 1986 congressional race. I have always had such admiration for you as a civil rights leader and recommend your book to my students in college. You inspired all of us and please know that you are in my prayers. Lewis continued her own career while her husband was a political activist. I am saddened to hear of the death of your wife, Lillian. Lillian Miles Lewis, the “devoted wife” of Congressman John Lewis, D-Atlanta, has died, the civil rights icon’s office said today in a statement. The Foundation encourages and supports individuals, groups and organizations to discover and reach for the greatness in themselves, just as the Lewises did. Dear Congressman Lewis: I am so sorry that this happned. Our prayers are with you and your family. Congressman Lewis and family, our prayes are with you all during this difficult time. My deepest condolences. I didn't know her, but now, wish that I had ! I do so in his name. She didn’t want that to be the focus. Christ shares His cloak to those who endure, and have endured. Dear Congressman Lewis- I know you are dealing with pain and grief now and my prayers are with you and your family at this time. The Foundation was established in 2017 as a Georgia nonprofit corporation and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. I AND SOME OTHER PEOPLE IN DC HELD A VIGIL AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN HER HONOR. He retired from the screen in 1939 after a short role by Edgar Kennedy (Baby Daze). We love you Congressman Lewis and Family, know our Sister is in heaven and out of the world!! To contact us and join our mailing list, click the dropdown menu at the upper right corner of this page. May God continue to bless you and your family. The Foundation encourages and supports individuals, groups and organizations to discover and reach for the greatness in themselves, just as the Lewises did. My prayers are with Congressman Lewis and his family during this difficult time. We are so blessed to have had the benefit of her dedication and committment to civil rights, and her legacy to pass on to future generations. “He was so sweet and kind; She needed him to look back. May God bless you in your loss, as we know she is wrapped in the arms of a loving Heavenly Father. Lillian Lewis Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. John, my heartfelt sympathy to the Lewis family. Rest in Peace Mrs. Lewis. Thank you for writing the book of your life and the movement. Who is Micheline Roquebrune? Complete the form below to contact us and join our mailing list. The White House said on Monday he called on Representative Lewis to express condolences of President Obama. the mission of the John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation, Inc. is to promote nonviolence, voting rights, civic engagement, social justice, democracy, international peace, human rights and civil liberties and to preserve and study African American history and culture and the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. Mr Lewis, you and your family have the deepest condolences of our entire family at the loss of your beloved Lillian.