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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:31 PM

Report: Rep. John Lewis’ Wife Dies

Source: TPM

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) planned to return to Atlanta on Monday after learning that his wife of 44 years, Lillian Miles Lewis, had died, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Rep. John Lewis’ wife, Lillian, dies

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/12/31/rep-john-lewis-wife-lillian-dies/

Sad news amid the fiscal cliff madness: Lillian Miles Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, died this morning in Atlanta, his office announced. Spokeswoman Brenda Jones said John Lewis is returning to Atlanta today but had no more details to release about the cause of death.

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Lillian Lewis met her future husband when he was already a civil rights legend, and played a key role in his transition to a career in politics.

Lewis, whose father owned a small contracting business, attended Los Angeles High School with the late Johnny Cochran, received an undergraduate degree in English from California State College (now California State University) at Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in library science at the University of Southern California.

She developed a lifelong interest in Africa when she taught in a student program in Nigeria in 1960, returning later as a Peace Corps volunteer to teach for two years in Yaba, Nigeria.

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/report-rep-john-lewis-wife-dies



RIP Mrs. Lewis
My thoughts are with the family



John and Lillian Lewis in 1988 (AJC file/Johnny Crawford)

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:33 PM

1. Lewis is one of my heroes. My heart breaks for him.



Cross gently, Lillian.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:09 PM

7. Me too!

I would hope DU pushes this to the Greatest Thread page out of respect to Lewis.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:36 PM

2. That is a shame. RIP

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:36 PM

3. Sad news. I hope her passing was peaceful.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:52 PM

4. Sincerest condolences. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:59 PM

5. Sad news. My thought to the family,

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:01 PM

6. So sorry, prayers

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:15 PM

8. Oh no!

So sorry to hear this.

Condolences to the Lewis family and R.I.P. Mrs. Lewis.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:23 PM

9. Oh, no. This is terrible. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:59 PM

10. Sad

Rest in Peace Mrs. Lewis.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:02 PM

11. Oh my gosh! Wonder if it was unexpected?

I'm so very sorry. I dearly love John Lewis.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

12. RIP Mrs Lewis. :(

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

13. R.I.P. Mrs. Lillian

Prayers are with the Lewis family.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:05 PM

14. So sad. My thoughts are with the Lewis family.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:09 PM

15. R.I.P Mrs. Lewis, and condolences to the family.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:20 PM

16. Sorry to hear that.

My condolences to Rep. Lewis and his family.

May Mrs. Lewis rest in peace.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:31 PM

17. My condolences to the congressman.

If you've lost a spouse, you know how massive the pain Rep. Lewis is feeling must be.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:38 PM

18. My condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:45 PM

19. RIP Mrs. Lewis. Peace to the Lewis family.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:34 PM

20. Godspeed, Mrs. Lewis

I'm honored to call John Lewis my Representative. My heart hurts for you, my brother. You're a good man and even though I'm a devout and committed atheist, I hope your God offers you comfort and sustenance during your darkest hour. Peace.

TS

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:06 AM

21. My deepest condolences to Rep. Lewis and their family and friends.

She is in a better place now, waiting for him.

He is a true hero, a great man, and it seems that he found a wonderful wife, too.

RIP Mrs. Lewis.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:22 AM

22. RIP Lillian Lewis and

condolences to John Lewis and the family.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:32 PM

23. The nation and the world have lost a champion.

Love and Peace to her family.

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