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Lewis Family celebrates over 60 years of reunions
 
Published Monday, June 19, 2017
by Special To The Triangle Tribune

RALEIGH – For 62 consecutive years, the Lewis Family of eastern North Carolina, now five generations deep, has gathered on the fourth weekend in June to, reconnect, fellowship and reflect on their rich history. A different member and branch of the Lewis family tree hosts the annual family reunion event each year.

This year, the reunion will be held in Raleigh by the Rev. W.B. Lewis family. Relatives from across the state and country will convene for a weekend of activities that include a Friday night barbecue and fish fry, Saturday dinner and business meeting, and Sunday morning church service.

“My parents, Willie and Hazel Lewis, started this tradition and instilled in their children and grandchildren that God and family were a priority,” Lewis said. “They held the first reunion 62 years ago, and we’re going to keep it going.”

In addition to hosting family members and friends, the reunion honors a commitment to family, faith, tradition and education with contributions toward the Lewis Family In Reunion endowed scholarship at Shaw University.

The Lewis Family In Reunion was established in 2008 as an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The group’s officers are Lewis, president; Bishop Harvey Lewis Sr., vice president; and Deacon Cleveland Lewis, treasurer. There is also a board of directors, various committees, and a schedule of host families through the centennial anniversary in 2055.

Family members will honor Lewis for more than 60 years of service at First Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, where he now serves as the pastor emeritus.

For more information, contact the PR PROS team at (919) 829-5951 or vk@globalprpros.com.

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