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Victoria Lewis

April 14, 2021

Obituary

Mother Victoria Miller Lewis of Tampa passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Allen Temple A. M. E. Church, 2101 N. Lowe Street with Reverend Larry L. Roundtree, II of New Mount Zion M. B. Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.  Please follow the CDC Guidelines.  Masks are required. 

Mother Victoria Miller Lewis was a native of Tallahassee, FL born to the late David and Susie Miller-Brown. She attended Leon County Public Schools. After High School, she moved to Atlanta, GA, where she worked at Learner’s Dress Shop, as well as Fulton County School System for over 5 yrs. Mother Lewis, then moved to Tampa, FL, where she met the love of her life, Mr. Otis Lewis. They were wed on October 15, 1955 and were married for 56 years until his transition on November 15, 2011. 

Mother Lewis was introduced to Christ at an early age by her parents, and was a member of Rockhill M.B. Church in Tallahassee, FL. With her husband, she joined Mt. Olive M. B. Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. C.P. Epps, D.D. in the early 60’s. She became a member of Shiloh M. B. Church in Mulberry, FL under the leadership of her son, Pastor Alphonso Lewis in April of 2017. She continued to faithfully serve God until her health began to fail.

Upon her death, she was in the care of her grand-daughter, Ms. Trinika Lewis. She then went under Hospice care until it was no longer feasible at home and she was moved to the Sun City Hospice House.

She was proceeded in death by: her husband of 56 years, Deacon Otis Lewis; parents, David & Susie Miller; 2 sisters, Ollie Mae Pledge and Lillie Mae Bryant; 2 brothers, James and Rumeal Miller; and niece, Constance. 

Her family was her pride and joy. She leaves to cherish her found memories 2 sons, George Williams and Rev. Alphonso (Angela) Lewis; 1 bonus daughter, Ann Mack of Albany, GA; 1 grand-daughter, Trinika Lewis; 2 great-grandchildren, Davani Beck and Damari Johnson; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Lee Porter of Homestead, FL and Faye Lewis of Tampa, FL; nieces, Patricia Lee (Raymond) of Tampa, FL, Tonya Jones (Vincent) of Miami, FL, Jacqueline Lewis and Renee Lewis of Albany, GA; Sherell Lewis, Elaine Lewis and Shirley Lewis of Tampa, FL; nephews, Jimmie Hedgmon (Jackie) of Tallahassee, FL, Booker T. Bryant Jr. of Plant City, FL, Felix Ryals (Dorothy) of Miami, FL, Edward Porter of Miami, FL, Gary Lewis and Marion Lewis (Shaveyla) of Tampa, FL; a host of great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and other family. God children, Cynthia Thomas and Victoria Pittman; special inherited grand-children, Journi Cobb and Messiah Tice; special family and friends, Sis. Verdell Johnson, Mother Beulah James, Dea. Jimmy and Clara Cobb, Julie Ann and Deborah Ellefsen, Fannie Mae Copeland and family, Bro. Willie “Bubba” Graham, Deacon Edgar and Sis. Barbara Jones, Sis. Sandra Valdez, Sis. Mildred Curtis, Sis. Margaret Peterson Long, Sis. Cynthia Epps Lester, Sis. Mary Mouling, Mother Roberta Walden, Sis. Vanessa Walden, Bro. George and Noretta Shivers, Bro. Carlton Brown, Angela Watson, Tia Anderson and family, Jarrod and Fatricia Campbell, Jennifer Engram, Tonda Wells, The entire Mt. Olive M.B. Church family, Rev. Larry L. Roundtree and The New Mt Zion M.B. Church family and The Shiloh M.B. Church family of Mulberry, FL. 

The viewing will be held Friday, April 23, from 4 -7 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL. 33606.  We are asking family and friends to please follow the CDC Guidelines. Masks are required.  

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 23, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Allen Temple AME Church
2101 N. Lowe Street
Tampa, FL 33605

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
April 24, 2021

Garden of Memories
4207 E. Lake Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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