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James Burton Lewis, Jr.

Posted By Hall-Wynne On April 26, 2017 @ 2:39 pm In Obituaries,Oxford | 6 Comments

James B. Lewis Jr. (also known as “Poppa” and “Big Bear” by the grand kids and Jim by others) passed away after a short illness with cancer at Duke University on April 24th, 2017. He was born in Easton MD on February 14, 1944 and lived in Cape Charles, VA until residing in Newport News, VA.  Jim retired from C&P Telephone Co (AT&T), and then started Peninsula Wiring and Consulting Services. He also began E&J Upholstery and was well known for his work on antique classic car interiors.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James and Pearl Lewis of Cape Charles, VA, sisters Gretchen Harmon, and Janet Savage.  He is survived by wife, Lorna Nicosia Lewis, sons James F. Lewis of Chesapeake, VA and Benjamin M. Lewis (Whitney E. Lewis), and grandchildren Ryan C. Lewis and Sydney K. Lewis of Oxford, NC.

Family graveside services were held April, 27 2017, at Meadowview Memorial Park in Oxford, NC.

The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the oncology and radiology staff at Duke University Hospital in Durham and Maria Parham in Henderson for their compassionate care of Jim and his entire family. We are also very appreciative for the many friends that have continued to call, send cards, and remember all of us in prayer.


Condolences for the family of “James Burton Lewis, Jr.”

Condolence from LARRY CAMPBELL on April 28th, 2017 3:19 pm

After over 40 years of upholstery sales calls & deliveries, it is hard to believe Jim is gone..I only wish I
could of had a final “Good-bye” visit..I know GOD knows what is best for all of us and Jim is waiting for
us to join him.. I know he is waiting for me to tell him another joke that would make him sound with that
infectious laugh of his, that no one else could duplicate. It was my blessing to have known Jim as a
friend. May GOD bless the Lewis family in this time of need.

Condolence from Kirt Cattron on April 30th, 2017 1:59 pm

I still can’t believe Jim is gone. He was such a nice person and good friend. I met Jim when he upholisterd my 57 Thunderbird and we became instant friends. I wish I could have said good-bye. I’m proud to have known Jim.

Condolence from Margaret & Donnie Thomas on May 1st, 2017 9:59 am

What a kind, easy going man. What a pleasure it has been to get to know him. I will always remember going to there home to quilt with Lorna & Jim always asking if I wanted a cup of coffee. He always thought of others.
Lorna & family we continue to pray for you, that God will give you the strength daily that you need.
Love, Margaret & Donnie

Condolence from Mary B. Harlow on May 3rd, 2017 10:14 am

Jimmy’s smile. Seeing this photo, his smile and the kindness in his eyes are the same as when he was a teenager. We walked to & from the stage together to get our Cape Charles High School diplomas. We were a class of fourteen. I know he will be missed. Sympathy to his family & friends.

Condolence from Gwen Humphrey Alter on May 5th, 2017 11:47 am

Jimmy was a good man and I liked him very much. He looks just like his Dad in this picture! I was a classmate and good friend of his sister, Janet.

Condolence from Sue Stevenson Pruitt on May 3rd, 2017 11:50 am

Fond memories of Jimmy. We went to to C.C.H.S, and graduated together. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family.

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