Anthony Leo Lewis, age 29, of Marcellus, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019, in the comfort of his family’s presence after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born March 30, 1990 in Paw Paw, Michigan, the middle of five children of Leonard and Starr Lewis.
Leo was a lifelong resident of Marcellus, Michigan. After graduating with Honors from Marcellus High School, he went on to study at Southwestern Michigan College where he earned two Associates degrees. Leo was a competitive person who enjoyed playing sports including football, basketball, dodgeball, and soccer. More recently among things he enjoyed were fishing, making campfires, rock collecting, and gardening.
Leo will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Starr (Fernando Acosta) Lewis; his father, Lonnie (Sherri) Lewis; two sisters, Amber (MSgt. Joshua) Gurchiek, April Lewis; two brothers, Benjamin “BJ” Lewis, Brian Lewis; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mie Nakakura and Raymond West, Sr. and paternal grandparents, Claude and Donna Lewis.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 2, 2019 at 12 Noon in Volinia Baptist Church, 19526 Marcellus Highway, Decatur with Pastor Thomas Stout officiating.
Leo will be laid to rest near his grandparents in Little Fish Lake Cemetery in Volinia Township, Michigan.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Leo be made to, either, the family in care of Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031, or, Volinia Baptist Church, 19526 Marcellus Highway, Decatur, Michigan 49045.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online.