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July 23, 1949 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Ezell Lewis, affectionately known as Ezell, passed away peacefully at his home on October 29, 2023, in Dothan, Alabama. Born on July 23, 1949, in Henry County, Ezell was a devoted father, brother, uncle, and friend to many. His love for life, family, and football, especially the Auburn Tigers, was infectious and will be deeply missed.
Ezell was a proud alumnus of Ashford High School, graduating in 1970. His dedication to hard work was evident in his many years of service at Headstrom, Gates Motors, and Cummings Signs, where he retired in 2011. He was known for his strong work ethic, kind heart, and jovial personality. As English novelist George Eliot once said, "Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them." Ezell's legacy will live on as he is remembered fondly by those who knew him.
Ezell was the beloved son of the late John and Perry Lee Lewis. He was preceded in death by his brother, Cecil Lewis, and sister, Martha J. Millender. His memory will be cherished by his children: Dwain (Bizzie) Lewis of Dothan, AL; Cedric (Tarra) Lewis of Killen, TX; LaTanya (Cashawn) Wright of Simpsonville, SC; and Aaron Lewis of Webb, AL.
Ezell's love extended beyond his immediate family to his surviving siblings: Eulasee (Mary) Lewis of Dothan, AL; Ethel Quinones of Bronx, NY; Arie (Roy) Calhoun of Radcliff, KY; John (Dorothy) Lewis of Matawen, NJ; Elouise Washington of Headland, AL; Martha J. Culver of Dothan, AL; Dr. W. Charles (Jeri) Lewis of Dothan, AL; James Lewis of Webb, AL; Lucile Durry of Ashford, AL; and Dorothy Reeves of Ashford, AL.
His legacy will also be carried forward by his 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who were all dear to him. Each of them carries a piece of Ezell's spirit, embodying his zest for life, his love for family, and his passion for football. His memory will continue to live on in the stories they share, the traditions they carry on, and the love they hold for him.
Ezell Lewis was a pillar of strength, a beacon of love, and an example of unwavering dedication to family, work, and passion. His life was a testament to the power of love, the strength of family, and the joy of living each day to its fullest. As American author Leo Buscaglia once said, "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories."
In Ezell's case, this quote rings true. His imprint on the lives of those he loved and those who loved him, will be everlasting. His spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. Ezell Lewis, a man of love, laughter, and life, will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on forever.