Donovan Lewis


Donovan Latrell Lewis was born to Rebecca Stewart (Duran) and Daryl Lewis on May 14th, 2002. Donovan was the middle child of seven. Every aspect of Donovan was grand from his entrance into this world to his untimely death. His high energy and enthusiastic personality made him both a handful and a ball of fun! His family knew that he was special! He could brighten any room. Donovan was all about inclusivity and never met a stranger. He was both passionate and insightful. Some would say wise beyond his years.

Donovan was an avid sportsman, he played basketball and football throughout high school. His true passion was music, with a keenness for spoken word. During his youth he served alongside his family in numerous volunteer initiatives thus furthering his love of the community. It was his desire to see everyone win. Donovan’s sole purpose in life was to love and to be loved for being himself #BeYourself

Donovan leaves to cherish his memories, parents, siblings, other relatives, girlfriend, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Star House and/or Columbus Food Not Bombs

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Christian Valley Baptist Church, 3330 Scottwood Road.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Praying for your family. We are with you.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this tragedy. Donovan definitely didn’t deserve this. As a resident of Cols, Ohio it was hard watching the video. May God give your family the strength you all need to get through this extremely difficult time. May Donovan Rest in Peace knowing so many people including myself stand behind you and support you.
    Sending love your way. God Bless You.

    • We are so sorry for what your family is going through. We hurt so much for you. May God be with you to comfort you all. We will continue to pray for peace comfort and Justice! We are here if you need anything

  3. Jen and Lily Kirk

    Sending prayers and peace to Donovan’s family. What an amazing kid. Donovan was always welcome into our house. He brought smiles, hugs, and love everytime he visited. He graciously help my daughter Lily with her math homework everytime he could and never complained once. He was such a soft soul. We were devastated to here of this senseless act causing the death of a true angel. God Speed Donovan, heaven is a better place with you there.

  4. Valinda R Aguirre

    Becca, I grieve with you and your family. I’m so sorry that your son’s life was taken in such a reckless way. I’m praying for you and may God comfort you and give you strength always.

  5. I’m so very sorry for your loss during this very very difficult time. I pray justice will be served for you nd your family Your angel now is with God and will be with you always sending many many prayers

  6. To Donovan’s family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Donovan’s death. I remember when he was in my class at St. Tims in 8th grade, that while he had his share of struggles, he was fascinated with learning about religion. He actually started some one on one lessons with me about becoming Catholic. Even though he did not finish that process, he did learn a lot about God and faith. Let this be a comfort to you, that it is this faith that will lead him to God’s warm and loving embrace forever. I wish all of you peace at this difficult time and will keep you in my prayers.
    Sue Gardiner

  7. Sincerely praying for the daily of Donovan Lewis. You had such a sweet spirit and smile. It’s apparent that you touched many. Praying that your soul continues to live forever. I pray that God gives your family and loved ones peace that surpasses all understanding.
    1 luv

  8. Beverly Compnotta

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.i work with danzel..may God watch over all of you during this time of grief

  9. This is heartbreaking and unbelievable. Please know that you’re in our prayers. Donovan was one of the young men I mentored while working for Ohio Guidestone. He Had an amazing smile and great personality. There’s no such thing as perfection so it isn’t surprising that he had personality or character flaws, we all do. Please know that we’re here if you need to talk or if you need anything. May God-bless you all.

    The McGowans

  10. Donovan was one of the young men I mentored while working at Ohio Guidestone. He and my son played basketball together several times. I remember his great personality, strongwill and amazing smile. There’s no such thing as perfection in human beings so any character flaws he had were not unlike those we all have. God is merciful and kind. Please know that we’re here if you need to talk or need anything. May God-bless you.

  11. My sincere condolences to the family and pray that justice be served

  12. Min Carmen Allen

    Holding you close to our hearts in these waking hours. Donovan’s silence seems so loud as this tragedy has unfolding and touched our hearts. We will remember Donovan, we will pray for this family and we will ask God to somehow send his peace that surpasses all understanding… for in the end all we have is how we love.
    weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning light. Psalm3:5
    Min. Carmen Allen & family

  13. Becca, our words cannot take away the pain of loss, but we hope you find solace knowing there are people who care about you. Deepest condolences.

  14. Sabrena Prince & Families

    I love you all. Praying for peace of mind, condolences

  15. Continued thoughts and prayers for your family ❤

  16. LaQuisa Richardson

    Ace Community House offers our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family of Donovan Lewis. We stand with and for this family and all families impacted by violence.

  17. I pray that the family find peace in the midst of this time of sorrow.

  18. Rest In Peace. Till your loved ones meet you again

  19. at this very moment difficult, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

  20. Robin Gravely-Riley and Family

    Becca and Family,
    My heart, mind and soul aches for you and your family. This should have never happened. I pray that True Justice is served! May God control and bind anything or anyone that comes against you all moving forward. I pray that you all find comfort in quiet times filled with positive memories of this Angel. Donovan Lewis, I’ve said your name every day since and will carry your name and family in my prayers forever! May you REST Eternally. Amen

  21. John & Skye Kennedy

    Our heartfelt Sympathy

  22. Proyecto Mariposas

    Becca y Familia
    We are so sorry for what you are going through. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate the grief and emotions of what happened. Please know that The Mariposas are with you. Sending lots of love.

  23. My prayer the family… Donovan Lewis loves music ,

    Rest his sleep in peace

  24. Rebecca, our hearts go out to you and your family, we have so enjoyed you as our neighbors, Donavon was such a respectful and pleasant teen when we met him.

  25. You all have my sincerest condolences and prayers for comfort and strength.

  26. To the family of Donovan Lewis . I look at the sinceless lost of life at the hands of a 30 year law enforcement officer. I too, have served over 30 years in law enforcement as well. I just can’t seem to come to grips with this murder… Regardless of the issues between Donovan and his girlfriend. This should not have been his punishment….As a black law enforcement officer.. I feel the same pain, Donovan could have been my grandson I will never condone wrong… What happened to Donovan was just wrong and reckless..To the family, please stay strong…and continue to fight for change. Lastly, as hard as a may be for the family, pray for the officers all who were involved…We as blacks must continue to fight for change.. regardless of our positions or titles… Donovan should be alive today. I pray for your healing. I stand ready to support your stance on change.

  27. Sister Roberta Miller

    The Dominican Sisters of Peace send you and family their prayers with hope for peace within you.

  28. Rebecca, I’m so sorry for the loss of your son Donovon. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Losing someone so close unexpectedly is never easy. Through personal experience I know that God will give you the strength and the peace of mind to cope. This article has been a great help to me. I hope that it can be a source of comfort to you and your family during this difficult time.
    When a Love One Dies

  29. Rebecca, On behalf of HOLA ERG, we want to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you and sending healing prayers your way. May you feel the love and support surrounding you.

  30. I am heartbroken about your son. Although my son wasn’t a victim of senseless killing, I lost my 19 year old three years ago. It just leaves us asking WHY. Trust that Jesus is watching over Donovan. You will see him again. God bless you,

  31. With all love and respect, I send solidarity and hugs from the Central Ohio food Not bombs community to the family of Donovan.

    I should note “Columbus Food Not bombs” is not a legitimate organization does not serve the community. The legitimate organization that feeds people in the Columbus Community is here:

  32. Becca, there are no words. Our thoughts and prayer continue to be with you and your family.

  33. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Donovan. Praying for peace and we will continue to fight for justice.

  34. Rebecca, My heart goes out to you, his siblings & all the family and friends. You are in my thoughts & prayers!! So unfair & gone too soon. Sending our condolences.
    Much Love,
    Carla Kossoudji/YMCA ELC

  35. Rebecca and family,
    My heart and soul are crying and praying for you all.
    May He hold you through all of this. My love and sympathies and continual prayer will be ongoing.
    In His Love, Julia Py

  36. Miss Becca,

    I send prayers and hugs to you and your family. Donovan was such an amazing young man and so full of life. He truly impacted anyone he came in contact with and had a laugh and smile that was so contagious. I truly enjoyed working with Donovan and getting to know him. He will forever be greatly missed. Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel.

  37. Tracy & Mike Wisman

    Rebecca, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart breaks for you & your family. We will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers. Please let me know if there’s anything you need. Stay strong & get the justice for Donavan that he deserves! May God’s healing soften the sadness & bring you peace.

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