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WALTER A. LEWIS
WALTER A. LEWIS
Walter Allen Lewis was born August 16, 1935 in Cyrstal Springs, Mississippi to the late Willie Lewis and Willie V. Nelson-Lewis. He received his elementary education in Hazelhurst, Mississippi. The family relocated to Berkeley, CA, where he graduated from Berkeley High.
In 1954 he joined the United States Marines.
In 1957 he married Clarice Williams. To this union two children were born, Pamela and Walter, Jr.
Walter worked in and retired from Lucky Stores working in nitrogen refrigeration transport. The job required two years of education, where he attended Chabot College in Hayward, CA. He later went on to train other workers.
He lived and worked in Hayward, CA until two yeas before retirement. He relocated to Sacramento, CA, where he retired from Lucky Stores.
In 2002 Walter met Bea Coleman and they later married in 2003. Bea and Walter spent 13 years of precious time together: traveling, enjoying their home and family and shopping at Ross.
He united with Macedonia Baptist Church in December 2012, and because of failing health he was not able to be a regular attendee.
Walter was gentle, kind, loved people and having peace of mind. He loved his family and always worked hard to provide over and above for them. People loved him and loved being around him. He was proud to be a Marine. He was stern and unbending. He set goals and reached them. Walter’s favorite things were listening to the Blues, watching the San Francisco 49’ers and of course "shopping" at Ross.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two sisters, Joenell Lewis and Ada Grey.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Bea Lewis; daughter, Pamela Williams; son Walter Lewis, Jr, (Elma); grandsons Jamond Williams, Kyron Williams, Ted Williams III, Denzel Lewis, Deonte Lewis; granddaughters, Brianna and Brittany Lewis; seven great-grandchildren; Bea’s son, Tory Coleman, daughters, Melanie Brown (Shunn) and LaToya Coleman; and ten grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a loving and caring nurse, Mrs. Tamara Lewis-Willis; and a very loving and caring sister and brother-in-law, Lula and Ken Estes.