On Saturday, July 10, 2021, our beloved son, Marcus D. Lewis, age 31 and life-long resident of Jacksonville, FL, passed away unexpectedly in his home. Marcus was born on April 6, 1990 in Maui, HI. He was a 2008 graduate of Sandalwood High School and worked as an Adult Caregiver for Florida Mentor. Marcus was affectionately known to his family as “Hercules,” to his gaming community as “The Commander,” and to most as the “Gentle Giant.” He was a sweet, kind-hearted, generous, funny and humble spirit with an infectious laugh that would pierce your very soul. Marcus enjoyed playing video games, helping others without hesitation, making people laugh with his quick wit, and last, but not least, he loved listening, singing and dancing to music. He will be sorely and deeply missed by family, friends and many others who knew and loved him.
Marcus is survived by his mother, Marcie M. Lewis; his father, Eugene Lewis Jr.; his maternal grandfather, Alfred C. Burch; his aunts, Nicole Goolsby (Charles), Lola Parr and Christine Whaley; his great Patricia A. Stephens; his uncles, Alfred J. Burch, Theodore Burch and Charles Goolsby (Nicole); his great uncle, Preston J. Stephens and numerous wonderful cousins. Marcus is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Joann Burch and Hetty Woolridge along with his great uncle, Samuel Mitchell Jr. (Agnes) and his great aunt, Gwendolyn Beam.
The memorial service for Marcus D. Lewis will begin at 11am on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Evergreen Funeral Home. Elder Ira L. Stafford of Holy Churches of the Living God Inc. will be officiating. The visitation for family and friends will take place from 10am to 11am. Cremation was chosen for Marcus, so floral arrangements and plants that anyone wishes to offer in condolences and remembrance of him should be delivered by 9am on the day of service to Evergreen on 4535 N. Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206. For additional queries and/or concerns, please call (904) 353-3549. Ask for Rick Swanson. He will provide answers to any and all questions concerning the service.
We would like to graciously thank the plethora of family and friends that provided genuine unwavering love, support, consideration and respect during this extremely difficult time. May God continuously bless each and every one of you.