Breaux Bridge - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Friday, October 15, 2021, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge for Haywood "Black" Lewis, 89, who passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 7:00 am until 10:00 am on Friday.
A rosary will be prayed at 8:00 am on Friday.
Rev. George-Bede Ajuruchi, SSJ will officiate at the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2 in Breaux Bridge.
Haywood was born June 5, 1932. He enjoyed working and was a hard worker. He loved telling stories of the past, BBQ-ing, dancing, and spending time with his family and friends. Haywood will be dearly missed by all.
He is survived by his sisters, Estella Lewis Henry and Theresa Broussard; brothers, Walter Lewis Jr. (Lisa), Irving Lewis (Dorothy) and Joseph Lewis; brother-in-law, Lumas Helaire; stepchildren, Velicia LeBlanc (Frank) and Jonathan Smith (Jackie); and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Lewis; parents, Walter and Locadie Batiste Lewis; three sisters, Clement Marie Lewis, Madeline Helaire, and Wilda Lewis Davis; brother, Wildon Lewis; and stepchildren, Stacey Ledet, Karen Smith and Sebastian Smith.
Pallbearers will be John Batiste, Roger Broussard, Jalen Smith, Dominic Smith, Broderick Garner, and Joseph Ledet.
Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Lewis Jr., Irving Lewis, Jonathan Smith, Walter Lewis Jr., Clarence Lewis, Frank LeBlanc, Joseph Similien, James J. Harris III and Jerrell Llorence.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.