On behalf of everyone at Blog for Democracy, we extend our deepest sympathies to Congressman John Lewis, and the family and friends of his wife, Lillian Miles Lewis, who passed away at the age of 73.

You can read more from the AJC:

Lillian Miles Lewis, U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ wife, friend and political adviser, died Monday at Emory University Hospital. She was 73.

Close friend Xernona Clayton said Lillian Lewis had been ill for an extended period of time but encouraged her husband to continue with his career.

“She’d kind of get on him about telling people she was sick,” Clayton said. “She didn’t want that to be the focus. She wanted him to do his work.”



3 Responses to Deepest Sympathies to Congressman Lewis

  1. Juliana says:

    As of now these are the funeral arrangements.

    Friends, Congressman John Lewis office has released information for the funeral for Lillian Miles Lewis (wife of Congressman John Lewis) will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, (407 Auburn Ave., Atlanta 30312) this Monday, January 7th at 11:00am – open to the public.

    Cards and flowers can be sent to the Congressman Atlanta Field Office or The Congressman’s Charity of Choice: National Kidney Foundation and in the memory of his wife Lillian Miles Lewis.

    Local chapter here in Atlanta for the American Kidney Fund for Memorial Donations.

  2. JMPrince says:

    Thanks for this Trevor, Our deepest condolences go to Cong. Lewis and his family on this tremendous loss of his dear wife of 44 years, Lilian Lewis. JMP