Christine Lewis was born to Jessie and Beulah Deans in Monticello, MS on November 24, 1940. To this union nine children were born, Robert Lee, Ernest Edward, Willie Troy, Catherine, Argie Nell, Mary, Clearance, and Jessie B. Her parents and Argie Neil, Mary, Clearance, Jessie B., Robert Lee, Ernest Edward and Willie Troy preceded her in death.
Christine received her formal education at McCullough High School in Monticello, Ms. She enjoyed working for Fables Restaurant in the Sears Tower as a Line Cook. She worked there over 25 years.
Christine was united in holy matrimony to Selmon Lewis. To this union two child was born, Lolita Lewis and Selmon Jr. who preceded her in death. Christine also raised Beverly and Jerry Lewis from a young age.
Christine was an active member of Central Church of God. She was a friend to all that she met. Members of Central would often call her Aunt Chris because she treated everyone as family. At Central Church of God she served as a member of the Hospitality Committee and the Pastor’ Aide Committee. She worked with the ministry in serving food to the homeless and the East Lawndale Community. Sis. Christine was always found helping wherever she could at the church. She help to clean the church, serve the youth in between Sunday school and church service. Sis. Christine fulfilled the biblical mandate Paul expressed to the church in Thessalonica. “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; . . . that ye may have lack of nothing. (1 Thessalonians 4:10, 11)”
Christine leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Lolita Lewis, and Beverly (Dennis) Lewis-Polk; one son Jerry (Carolyn) Lewis; six grandchildren, Keyara Lewis, Tina (Steven) Lowe-Dorsey, Ebony Lewis, Tishaunda (Winston) Lewis-Tenn, Tamika White, and David Bradley; fourteen great-grandchildren; Herbert Moore, a God Daughter, Janice and a host of nieces and nephews, friends and relatives, and her beloved Central Church of God family.
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