“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
Johnny Charles Lewis, Jr., “Junior,” as he was fondly known and called, was born February 3, 1963, to Johnny Charles Lewis, Sr., and VeVer Mae Price.
Junior departed this life Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 12:30 a.m. with his wife at his side. He accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Reverend Carter at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Later in life, he became a member of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church under Reverend Clarence Jackson. Junior was educated at Lincoln Elementary, Carroll Jr. High, and Carroll High Schools. He had various cooking jobs including Tower Club, Bayou DeSiard Country Club, Holiday Inn Lolidome, and Ouachita Parish Police Jury. Junior treated everybody with love, honor, and respect. The life he lived was pleasing in the eyes of God, and for that we honor his life and his legacy. In August 1988, Junior and Bessie were married and to this union, five daughters were born.
He united with the Riverside Missionary Baptist Church on April 4, 2004 under the leadership of Reverend Clarence R. Jackson, Sr.
He was preceded in death by is granddaughter, Blaire A’lloni Johnson
He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife of forty-five years, Bessie Johnson Lewis; eight daughters, Sherlonda, VeVer, RoShonda, Johnnie Johnson, Brittany Lewis (Dominique) Smith, Katie Hollins, Johnnisha, and Johnniquisha Bradshaw; sons, Brian, Antoine, Ronterrius, Standifer, Johnny Charles, Lewis, Jr., Bradshaw and Vacarri Marsalas; fourteen sisters, Gloria MaGee (S.L.), Ruth Randle, Tammy Warren, Carolyn Pratt (Jerry), Linda Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, Lisa M. Jones, Roseanna Jackson, Diane (Arthur) Jones, Debra Dickson, Brenda Looney, all of Monroe, LA, Mickey Looney of Highland, CA, Doris Jones of Oakland, CA, and Gloria Hill of Washington, DC; six brothers, Charlie McElhanon of Redland, CA, and Johnny Jones, Johnny Charles Looney, Billy Ray Price, Benjamin Price, and Larry Price all of Oakland, CA; one aunt, Rosemarie Divers of Las Vegas, NV; forty grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.