Marvin E. Lewis Jr., was born on July 1,1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marvin E. Lewis Sr and Sarah B. Lewis to a family of four.
On April 18, 1982, Marvin confessed his belief in God and was baptized at 10 years old at the Franklin Street Church of Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his family continued their worship as members of West Chicago Church of Christ with minister Tim Miller.
In 1989 he graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids. He played football as a defensive lineman, left tackle and nose guard as number 78. He moved to Illinois to pursue his higher education at DeVry University where he studied computer science.
In 1995 he met the love of his life Rochelle. They were united in marriage on November 12, 2004. Rochelle and Marvin had a beautiful blended family from the onset with sons Charles Jackson and Robert Sumler. Two amazing children were born from this marriage, Rayshod and Rose Lewis. He cherished as husband and along with his loving wife helped their children to love God faithfully. Their family bond was united with their passion to not only love themselves but share it with all who crossed their path.
He had a thirst for knowledge that he loved to share with others becoming the family’s “techie”. He worked professionally in customer service proving computer technical support. He was excited to share his love for computers with their children.
He departed this life on Wednesday, July 21, 201. He leaves behind to cherish his memory; his wife Rochelle Lewis, sons Charles Jackson, Robert Sumler, Rayshod Lewis, daughter Rose Lewis, granddaughters Christina Jackson and Nya Parker Jackson; his mother Sarah Lewis, brothers, David and Daniel Lewis, mother in law Shirley DeMyers and a host of brothers and sisters in laws, family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Marvin E. Lewis Sr, sister Una Lewis and grandparents Jessie Lewis, Carrie Lewis, Ed Rose Potts and Katie Potts.
Funeral service will be held 11:45am Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 516 S. Washington St., Naperville.
It’s with our sincerest appreciation that we want to thank our family, extended family and friends for your support during these difficult times. During this process, God has sent many angels whom have guided us and offered support through each day. Your prayers, calls and reaching out has made a huge impact.
The amount of support and love has not only helped myself, but our children in coping through it all. I want you all to know how much we appreciate your kindness. It hasn’t gone unnoticed. You’re the answers to my prayers and God has truly sent each of you to let me know that I am not in this alone. You have welcomed us into to your open arms which makes us feel like family.
The greatest comfort during our sorrow was the expressions of sympathy conveyed to us in many ways. We deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness and thank you most sincerely.
“For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13.
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Brother, To lose such a great friend and person is not believable. GOD called you early for reasons we can’t understand. You will be missed but your memory will live on with all of those you reached and touch. We never say Good Bye, Just see you, My Friend.