Reverend Howard Lewis, Jr., 48, of Powder Springs, Ga. passed unexpectedly in Atlanta, Ga. on Tuesday, March 10. Funeral services are 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Madison. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Viewing-visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Tillman of Monticello (850) 997-5553. A native of Madison, Reverend Howard was a 1984 graduate of Madison County High School. He was also a graduate of Tampa College and had been a retail manager for Radio Shack, CopUSA and FedEx Copies. For the past year, he had been the pastor of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, Kennesaw, Ga. He is survived by his loving wife, Gwendolyn Siplin Lewis; children: Megan and Justin Lewis; mother, Betty Brown Lewis; brothers: Harold and Keith (Maria) Lewis; father-and-mother-in-law, George and Alberta Lamar Siplin; brother-in-law, Darrin Alexander, Sr.; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Reverend Howard Lewis, Sr., and his sister, Angela Lewis Alexander.