Leonard Lewis


Leonard Fred Lewis, Jr., affectionately known as Len/Lenny, was born in Columbus, OH on January 10, 1965, to parents Leonard and Maxine Lewis.  Len graduated from Marion-Franklin High School in 1983 and enlisted into the United States Navy upon graduation.  He was stationed in Norfolk, VA on the U.S.S. L.Y. Spear.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Len enlisted and served in the Air National Guard from January 1994 – May 2000.  He held the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded The Air Force Commendation Medal while assigned to the 164th Weather Flight, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, in Columbus, OH.  During this time, Len also attended Columbus State Community College and earned an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management Technology degree.  Prior to his illness, Len worked in the trucking industry for many years.  He was the proud owner of Double L Trucking Company, in addition to working for different transportation companies during his career.

Len loved all things Atlanta Falcons, collecting watches, music, spicy foods, iced coffee, and iced tea. He possessed a true passion for life, was quick-witted, loving, and a part-time comedian (in his mind).  Len never met a stranger and always ensured you felt welcome and were enjoying yourself no matter the occasion.  He was married to Angela E. Brown for over 15 years. Len took great pride in raising his sons and was a proud grandfather.

Len is preceded in death by his father, Leonard F. Lewis, Sr.; mother, Maxine E. Lewis; and son, Andrew Lewis.

Len is survived by his sons, Brandon Lewis, and Angelo Brown (Falycia Campbell); sisters, Melinda (Quincy) Howard and Lisa (Rodney) Hopkins; nieces, Sydney Howard and Ryan Hopkins; nephew, Reginald Hopkins; granddaughter, Aria Brown; aunts, Doris Whitfield, Rose Catling, Sharon Alexander, Michelle (John) Gordon; uncles, William H. Catling, Sr., David (Cathy) Catling and Harold (Betty) Lewis; girlfriend, Xenia Mancia; and a host of many loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a one-time donation to the American Cancer Society (https://donate3.cancer.org) in memory of Leonard F. Lewis, Jr.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday, July 29, 2022 at St. John AME, 7700 Crosswoods Drive. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Roger J Mason

    A dear friend growing up, I pray comfort for his family.

  2. Larrie D. Green Sr

    Condolences to the Lewis family. It’s a sad day when family gets together under such times. May you rest in peace. Cuz Leonard, and peace be restored to our entire family

  3. Larrie D. Green Sr

    Condolences to the Lewis family. It’s a sad day when family gets together under such times. May you rest in peace. Cuz Leonard, and peace be restored to our entire family. You will not be forgotten.

  4. Min. Adrian Cummings

    A beautiful soul, Rest easy dear friend, God needed you home. Only He knows what’s best for you.

  5. Krail Mitchell

    Condolences to the Lewis family
    Leonard was a good friend in school

  6. frank and virginia rollins

    prayers of comfort and love to the howard and lewis familes.

  7. Belinda Peoples

    Lord Jesus…. I am praying for Angelo, Brandon, and the entire family. Time will heal your wounded hearts. Len was a kind brother-in-law to me. Always had a smile whenever I saw him. Ann, I’m praying for you as well. Love to you All!

  8. Reggie & Debbie Wilson

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Xenia, family and friends as you find comfort in the coming days may he rest peacefully.

  9. Michelle Nelson

    Cousin Len
    I remember all the great times we had when I visited Ohio during my teenage years. You were always picking on me, but we always had a great time. You will be truly missed. Praying for strength and blessings to your family.

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss of your family member! I’m praying for your family doing this hard time! Love you and praying for y’all!!

  11. Rodger and April Green

    Condolences Cuz

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