Amos Frederick Lewis, Jr., the son of the late Amos Frederick, Sr. and Hattie Anderson Lewis was born on September 11, 1926 in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended Youngstown city schools and joined the United States Navy where he received a Honorable Discharged in June 1946.
As a young man, Amos had a love for art. He attended vocational training in the field and also studied Carpentry and Commercial Art while on his Naval assignment. Many of his paintings were on display at the Butler Art Institute in Youngstown. Also, he shared his art experience in Columbus, Ohio where he was assigned work which included the production drawings, sketches and oil portrait painting for the State. Amos illustrated for the Cleveland Plain Dealer until he was hired by the US Post Office where he retired after 25 years of service.
After many years of running from God, Amos accepted the call to the gospel ministry in the mid 80's.
In 1990, he preached his initial sermon and was ordained to preach. Rev. Lewis became a man after God's heart and preached the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Cleveland and vicinity.
He united in membership with the Bethany Baptist Church in 1993. He served as an Associate Minister and with the Seniors Ministry. Outside of his service at Bethany, he was actively engaged with other local Ministry Groups. They were United Pastors in Mission, East Cleveland Concern Pastors and National Council of Churches. He thought it not robbery to teach Bible Study to the residents of his former apartment building The Owls Nest before his illness didn’t allow him to do so anymore. As one of the last living “Youngstown Northside Oldtimers” in Cleveland, Rev. Lewis would have breakfast with them once a month to fellowship.
Rev. Lewis was the patriarch as the last oldest member of the Lewis Family. At 92, he wanted to still go but realized it was time to rest. On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, God the Father called him from his life of labor on earth to his reward in Heaven.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Minister Carmen N. (Deacon Casey) Hall;
Deaconess Tawana L Wheeler; Nicole Lewis Lindsey; and Frederick A Lewis, Sr.; six grandchildren, Eric T. Burroughs; Donielle L Wheeler; Ciji L Lewis; Jasmine J Lewis; Frederick A Lewis, Jr.; and Autumn S. Lewis; four great-grandchildren, Kennedi R Johnson; Kairo BR Johnson; Jaslynn N Lewis; and Evelyn D Lewis; a host of special nieces and nephews, family and friends who he loved.
He was, preceded in death by a son, Ronnie L. Lewis and a sister, Dolores V. Turner.