Mrs. Vernell Lewis Jackson, MS Mrs. Vernell McCarty Lewis was surrounded by her family when she quietly and peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Mrs. Lewis, an educator, retired from the Pearl Public School District after 29 years of service. She continued her calling to educate students by working as a substitute teacher for Jackson Public Schools. She served in this capacity for 20 years. Mrs. Lewis loved her church and was a faithful and dedicated member until her health failed in November, 2016. She leaves behind to cherish beautiful memories: a daughter, Dr. Denise Lewis, Jackson, MS; two sons, Lucius (Joan) Lewis, Jr., Clinton, MS; and Gregory (Kitina) Lewis, Sr., Mansfield, TX; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Homegoing services will be held on Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 am at New Hope Baptist Church, 5202 Watkins Drive, Jackson, MS. The family will receive the public on Friday, January 13 from 6:00-7:00 pm at Westhaven Funeral Home on Robinson Road, Jackson, MS.
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