HOMEGOING OF THE SAINTS - December 11, 2001
- Dr. J. Allen Lewis went home to be with the Lord on Thursday,
October 18, 2001. His funeral was held on 1 p.m., Tuesday, October
23 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Cary, N.C. He was
buried in Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh, N.C. Rev. George A.
Jackie "Jack" Allen was born October 29, 1951 in Franklin County,
N.C. to Joseph and Lucy Lewis. Dr. Lewis was educated in the
Franklin County School System. He attended Shaw University, Shaw
Divinity School and North Carolina Central University. He received
his doctorate in divinity under the leadership of Dr. Davis of Ohio.
Dr. Lewis was a member of the Saint Delight United Church of Christ
in Louisburg, N.C., where he served in th e Choir. He later joined
the Juniper Level Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., where he served
in the choir and as a Sunday School teacher.
At Juniper Level, he accepted his calling in the ministry and became
an associate minister under the leadership of Dr. George A. Jones.
The Lord led him to Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Cary,
N.C., where he became the pastor in October 1979. He served as the
pastor until he was called home to be with the Lord. He had a lot
of love for his church and church family.
He was married to Phyllis G. Lewis and to this union God blessed
them with three sons, Linwood Earl Mills, Timothy Cranford, and
Demetris Allen Jamar Lewis; and a special guardian relationship
with a nephew, Jesse Burnette and family family, David Campbell.
He was a very loving and kind-hearted person. He always wore a
- Dr. Archie D. Logan, Jr.
Baptist Infomer Newspaper
December 2001 Edition