For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. ~2 Corinthians 5:1 (KJV)Moses Lewis, affectionately known as "MAN" in South Carolina and affectionately known as "JAP" in Florida, was born in Marlboro County on May 28, 1942 to the late Mr. Walter Lewis, Sr. and the late Mrs. Marie Williams Lewis. He had five brothers and they all preceded him in death: Mr. Walter Lewis, Jr., Mr. Henry Lewis (Lizzie, deceased), Mr. Willie Lewis (Kathy), Mr. Johnnie Lewis (Thelma), and Mr. James Lewis (Bonnie). He had two sisters that also preceded him in death: Mrs. Roseanna Burch (Henry deceased), and Ms. Juanita Lewis.Moses relocated to Florida more than forty years ago and later returned to South Carolina three years ago to live with his niece and her husband, Bishop Waymond and Elder Dale Gilchrist in Blenheim, South Carolina after the death of his last living sibling in Florida.Moses was a kind, happy, and carefree man. He was never sad and seemingly, never angry. He loved children and loved to sing. He could be heard in his bedroom late at night humming a song. He was an avid television watcher. He watched the news, the NFL (Miami Dolphins was his favorite team until he moved to South Carolina and then his favorite team became the Carolina Panthers), and he loved watching westerns, especially Gunsmoke.Moses leaves to remember him a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves a special great-great-great niece, Khloe, who adored him and had a special name for him, "Boogie." He said he always knew when Khloe was not in the house because the house was quiet. He also leaves his "sparring" partner and nephew, Waymond Gilchrist who made Moses' day everyday just by talking to him about old times. He also leaves a great-great niece Juvonna Gilchrist who always went to buy him fish dinners.Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 12:00 noon at Berea Memorial Gardens, Highway 38S, Bennettsville.
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