Ernest Eugene Lewis, 65, of Elkhart departed this life Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in South Bend, IN. He was born September 25, 1954 in Earle, Arkansas to the late James and Idessia (Moss) Lewis.
Ernest graduated from Memorial High School. He was an avid drummer and vocalist for the Elkhart Jubilee Singers. He loved helping any and everyone. Sensitive to helping the elderly, Ernest mowed lawns, ran errands, or just stopped in to say, “have a wonderful day”. He never met a stranger and always had something cheerful to say to everyone in Elkhart. Ernest was a member of Grow in Grace Church of Elkhart.
In 1974 Ernest united in marriage to Ella Louise Baker. Ernest is survived by his loving sons, Simeon (Mari) Lewis of Elkhart; Montel of Indianapolis; a daughter, Shontel, of Indianapolis; one granddaughter; sisters, Corine Lewis of Elkhart; Mamie (Elder Jay) Robinson; Lizzie (Bishop John) Ford; Betty Fairley; Patricia Lewis, all of Omaha, NE; brothers, Charles Lewis of Elkhart; John (Bonnie) Lewis; Jeremiah Lewis; Roy Henry Lewis, all of Omaha, NE, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins he cherished.
Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Maurice and Irving Lewis, sisters, Doris Jean and Lucille Malone, and one brother, James Motton.
A service for Ernest will take place at 11AM on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home with a visitation taking place one hour prior.
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