Mr. Elijah Lewis, age 102, of Bonifay, Florida passed away July 5, 2016 at his home. He was born January 7, 1914 in Gordon, Alabama to the late Dixon H. Lewis and Mattie Brown Lewis.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Callie Lewis Hartley; two sons-in-laws, Stanley Scarvey, Boyd Swearingen; fourteen siblings.
Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Lizzie Retherford Lewis of Bonifay, FL, two sons, Elijah Albert Lewis and wife Sharon, James Bernie Lewis and wife Brenda both of Bonifay, FL; three daughters, Daisy L. Swearingen, Mattie L. Scarvey, Lizzie Naomi Corne and husband Ed all of Bonifay, FL; six grandchildren, Rhonda, Callie, Keli, Kimberly, Clark, Josh; eleven great-grandchildren, Garrett, Grant, Chase, Macie, Gabby, Anna Caroline, Trip, Kyle, Dustin, Ryan, Holly. Three great-great grandchildren, Carsyn, Camryn, Kaiden.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 7, 2016 in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Jo Pitts, Rev. Michael Tadlock and Rev. Bobby Lewis. Interment will follow in the New Smyrna Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at Peel Funeral Home.