Jerry Neal Lewis

April 26, 1952 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Jerry Lewis Obituary

Jerry was affectionally known as ‘Monk’ around the Southeast Side, of South Bend, IN. Jerry Neal Lewis born April 26, 1952, in Eudora, Arkansas. He transitioned from this life at Memorial Hospital on Sunday November 12, 2023, leaving family and friends heart broken. However, we know he is in no more pain. And with God’s grace and mercy may we find comfort and peace with his passing.

Jerry was a God–Fearing and willing to testify about God’s goodness to whomever would listen. His faith was the corner stone of his life. His love for his family was deep and he never hesitated to show his affection. Jerry’s sense of humor was epic, and he enjoyed conversations about the latest news and worldly events. His sweet tooth almost matched his love of cooking and BBQing. Jerry enjoyed shopping and making sure his kids, grandkids, and great grandchild had the best. He was a caring person and loved being surrounded by family and friends.

He confessed his belief in Christ and was baptized at an early age. Jerry was a member of Ardmore Church of Christ, Pastor Hardie Blake until his death. He attended Riley High School. And was a lifetime member of Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers. He worked for the union for over 45 years as a heavy equipment operator.

Left to cherish his memories is Son Damon Lewis (Leslie), Indiana, Daughter Karice Duncan (Chris), Kansas, Nephew/ Son DeAngelo Purnell, Wisconsin, LaTeka Lewis, (preceded in death). Granddaughters Dana Lewis, LaTyra Besera (Martin), Indiana, Nyia, T’Yonne, Kayden, and Christopher Lewis Duncan III, Kansas and Great Granddaughter Braxtyn Reese, Indiana, Sister Brenda Lewis, California; Brothers: Herbert Vinegar, California, Bobby Lewis (Linda), Indiana, Jackie Lewis (Mercy), California; Arthur Lewis III (Charmaine), Washington; Gaylon Lewis, Texas, Bridget Lewis, Arkansas and Bryon Lewis, Louisiana; and a long list of cousins, nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Jerry was preceded in death by mother, Ms. Willie Ruth Chism; and father, Authur Lewis Jr., sisters, Linda, and Phyllis Lewis; brother, Raymond Vinegar; grandfather, Rev. Jessie James Parker; grandmother, Ethel Parker, paternal grandmother Minnie Lewis Bullard and paternal grandfather Arthur Lewis Sr.

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November 27, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Celebration of Life
November 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Interment following funeral service
November 27, 2023

Highland Cemetery
2257 Portage Ave
South Bend, Indiana 46616


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