Jewell Mays Lewis1949 – 2020
Jewell Mays Lewis
June 17, 1949 – December 29, 2020
Columbus, Georgia – Jewell Mays Lewis was born on June 17, 1949, to the late Rev. Raymond Mays, Sr. and Jimmie Lee Mays in Columbus, GA. Jewell was a 1967 graduate of Carver High School. She completed post-secondary studies at Tuskegee Institute where she received a Bachelor’s degree and Columbus College where she earned a Master’s degree. Jewell was an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jewell was a member of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. After 29 years of service as an educator, she retired from the Muscogee County School District.
Jewell was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Jenkins and Raymond Mays, Jr. and two sisters, Jerelene Mays Coleman and Yvonne Mays. She leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Herman (Marceda) Lewis, Jr.; one daughter, Tavika Lewis; one sister, Evelyn Mays Abron; a god-daughter, Jasper Sparks; brother-in-law, Ronald Coleman; sister-in-law, Sandra Mays; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life for Ms. Lewis will be held Sunday, January 3, 2021, at 12:30 P.M. at Green Acres Cemetery with Rev. James Gant officiating. Online condolences can be expressed at progressivefuneralhome.com.