Mr. Benjamin Franklin Lewis

August 12, 2015

    Mr. Benjamin Franklin Lewis 83, of 123 Norman Road, Promise land, husband of Mattie Norman Lewis went to be with the Lord on August 12, 2015 at his home. He was born in Abbeville, SC April   23, 1932 a son of Ula Lewis and Christine Anderson Lewis.  He was a faithful member of Little Zion AME Church where he served as Steward, former Choir member and formed the Adult League Softball Team. He was Owner and Operator of Cat’s Car Care for many years. He was employed with B & F Small Engine Repair for over 40 years. He was also employed Carmike Cinemas and involved in various civic organizations in the community too numerous to name.Surviving is his wife, Mattie Lewis of the home, four sons, Benny ( Vera) Lewis, Nathaniel (Inez) Lewis , of Greenwood,  Michael (Deloris) Lewis  of Fayetteville, NC and Thomas “ Cat” (Loretta) Lewis  of Greenwood; two daughters, Mattie (Michael) Walker of Greenwood and Shirley Lewis of the home; two sisters, Margaret (John) Speaks of Charlotte, NC and Emily (Bobbie Joe) Davis of Greenwood; 16 grandchildren, two reared in the home, Stacy (Travis) Sprowl and Nekita Martin; 22 great  grandchildren, 1 GG grandchild;  one brother in law  and 2  sisters in law, George ( Mary Frances) Norman ,  and Alean Ouzts all of Greenwood and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1pm at Little Zion AME Church with Pastor Sandra Smith Presiding and Rev. George Oliver officiating.  Burial will be in Evening Star Cemetery.Pallbearers will be grandsons. Flower bearers will be granddaughters.Honorary escort will be  Stewards of Little Zion AME Church and former employees of  B & F Small Engine Repair.Mr. Lewis will be placed in the church at Noon.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.percivaltompkinsfh.comThe family is at the home 123 Norman Road Promisland CommunityPercival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lewis family



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