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Lionel "Piney Brown" Lewis, Jr., a TV Technician at the age of 83 transitioned from this earthly home on Sunday, July 3, 2016, peacefully at home with his family. He was the oldest son of the late Lionel, Sr. and Elizabeth Lewis. Lionel was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Los Angeles, CA for 51 years. Husband of the late Rachel J. Lewis. Survivors include his children Cheryl L. Mitchell (William), Graylin Lewis, Darryl (Lana) Lewis, Patrice L. Robertson (John) of Los Angeles, CA, Ray, Joseph (Eursla) Lewis, of Humble, TX, LaShalle (Jonathan, Sr.) Curtiss of Los Angeles, CA, the late Lionel, lll & Rene Lewis. One sister Dianne L. Lane (Grady) of Upper Marlboro, MD. Three brothers the late James, John & Alvin Lewis, one sister-in-law Cynthia Lewis, 29 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 8817 Hickory St. with Rev. Calvin L. Franklin officiating. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment: Providence Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit to sign the guestbook.