Anthony Mitchell Lewis

Published 12:44 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Funeral services forĀ  Anthony Mitchell Lewis will be held Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe Street, Vicksburg, MS., with the Rev. Darrell McQuirter officiating.

Lewis died Monday, April 22, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Vicksburg, Mr. Lewis was a 1982 Graduate of Vicksburg High School, where he played percussions in the band.

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He attended and earned degrees from Hinds Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical College and Jackson State University. He was a practicing civil engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Tondia Walker-Lewis, Clinton; three sons, Robert Thomas Lewis, Clinton, Quinn Michael (Jasmine) Lewis, Johns Creek, Ga., and Jeremy Ira (Tori) Lewis, Little Elm, Texas; five granddaughters, Robyn, Ava, Eva, Ivy, and Tika Lewis; his mother, Athenia Brown-Jefferson, Johns Creek; two sisters, Irma (Christopher) Stephens, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Nicole Lewis, Houston; three brothers, Sean (Mia) Lewis, Johns Creek, Milton Beverly, Vicksburg, and Robert (Charo) Jefferson Jr., Frisco, Texas; two uncles, Chester Lewis, Cumming, Ga., and John A. (Sandra) Diggins, Hephzibah, Ga.; three aunts, Mrs. Laura Vickers, Jackson, Mrs. Barbara (Roger) Neither, Burke, Va., and Mrs. Gwendolyn Brown, Vicksburg; a bonus mother, Barbara Lewis, Asheville, N.C.; a godson, U.S Army Capt. Trevarious (Victoria)Taylor, Morgantown, W.Va.; and his in-laws, Robert Major and Mrs. Sylvia L. Walker, Byram.

Lewis is also survived by a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and other relatives, including the Beverly, Bolls, Brown, Burns, Franklin, Gibbs, Gilchrist, Givens, Harris, Hart, Jefferson, Lewis, Mack, McGowin, Neither, Ross, Squires, Vickers, Walker, Williams families and other families and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Lewis, of Ashville; his bonus father, Mr. Robert Jefferson Sr., of Vicksburg; his maternal grandparents, Janie Brown and Hamilton-Brown Sr., Vicksburg; and his paternal grandparents, Irma Louise Lewis and Tommy Charles Lewis, Asheville.

Family Hour will be Friday, May 3, from 5 until 7 p.m. at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home, 800 Monroe Street.

Fraternal rites will be conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., beginning at 6 p.m.