David L. "Weasel" Lewis
April 4, 1948 - March 11, 2021
David L. "Weasel" Lewis, age 72 and a resident of Franklinton, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loving family on March 11, 2021 at 11:15 am. David was born in Bogalusa on April 4, 1948. He enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard in 1967. After basic training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, he joined the 177th Battalion. Not only did David serve his community and country, he worked at several different gravel pits for many years and loved every minute of it. He worked as a dredge operator and went by the nickname “Weasel” to all his coworkers and friends. David loved spending time with his family, but if you knew him you would think he loved his lawnmowers and cutting his grass even more. None the less, he also loved his Westerns and his pet dogs “Little Bit Lewis” and “Juliette Lewis”.
God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
He is survived by his wife Judy Jenkins Lewis, whom he has been married to for 25 wonderful years.
Other Survivors: 2 Daughters: Melissa Pierce of Franklinton, Vera Edminsten and fiancé Carl Lawson of Jackson, LA; Son and Daughter in law: David Jerome Lewis and Shelly Lewis of Lehigh Acres, FL; Grandchildren and Spouses: Jonathan and Jessica Hudspeth of Mt. Hermon, Dakota and Kacy Withers, Summer Reviere all of Franklinton, Joseph and Jordan Reviere of Mt. Hermon, Courtney and Christopher Magee of Isabel, Cody Stringer of Tyler, TX, Katelynn and Dalton Lewis, Brandy Sallee, Kandy Ballard all of Lehigh Acres, FL, David Nathaniel Lewis of Pensacola, FL, Chase Penton of Sun; Great-grandchildren: Shelby Magee, Justin Magee, Kinsley Hudspeth, Jaylon Magee, Amelia Hudspeth, Karson Taylor, Blade Stringer, Kavid Lewis, Lillian Kennedy, Preston Lee Kennedy; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: James and Cynthia O’Bryant of Lexi, MS, T.C. and Angie O’Bryant of Pike County, MS, Tom and Sandra O’Bryant of Columbia, MS, Elvis Ray and Maxine O’Bryant of Foxworth, MS; Sister and Brother in law: Nell and Otis Jenkins of Biloxi, MS; 3 Special Nephews: John Daniel O’Bryant of Pike County, MS, Jeffery Phelps of Osyka, MS, William Patrick Smith of Franklinton; Special Friends: Scott and Doris Holliday of Lexi, MS, Robert Bowman, who was like a son to him, of Franklinton; Also many other nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his beloved pet dog “Luke Lewis”, great-granddaughter Chaselynn Magee, mother Bessie Carol O’Bryant, grandparents James and Bessie Lewis, brother Charles O'Bryant, sisters Ann Jenkins, Ruthie Magee, Sue Conerly.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday March 21st from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. A celebration of his life will be held following the visitation at 2:00 pm.