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Joseph Randall Lewis was born on August 1, 1986 in Abbeville, South Carolina to James R. Lewis Sr and Diana Wilder Lewis. He was the youngest of their three children. He grew up in Mt. Olive Church of God Holiness where his love for God and praising God began.
Joseph attended John C. Calhoun Elementary School and graduated from Calhoun Falls High School in 2004 where he was elected class president. He furthered his education at the University of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in Criminal Justice in 2008. He also received a Certification of Paralegal Studies from Midlands Technical College in 2010.
He began his career while attending the University of South Carolina where he served as a Presidential Aide to Dr. Harris Pastides and the late Dr. Andrew A. Sorenson. After graduating he became a Coordinator of Conference and Event Services at his dear alma mater. He furthered his career at Kennesaw State University as the Assistant Director of University Events. He later joined Oglethorpe University as the Director of Special Events. Always seeking ways to impact others, Joseph found great joy at the Bruce Street Senior Center of Dekalb County Senior Services as the Assistant Manager. Throughout his career Joseph enjoyed serving others and making sure his events/presentations were executed with the utmost attention to details.
In Hebrew Joseph means "Jehovah will increase" and Joseph exemplified that from the time he was born! God's love and favor increased Joseph's influence and the effect he had on others. Whether you met Joseph for the first time or you knew him for a lifetime he made an impact on you with his zest for life. Everyone loved his infectious spirit! He was always the life of the party, and he left a lasting impression on everyone he met.
Joseph's greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. The memories made with him ALWAYS included laughter! Whenever you were with Joseph you knew you were going to have a good time and be uplifted. No one would be down or sad in his presence. Despite life's circumstances Joseph always looked on the bright side of things. He truly lived out the phrase, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! He was an encourager, motivator, supporter and most of all a lover of God. His faith in God governed his outlook on life.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted family; parents, Reverend James Richard Lewis Sr. and Missionary Diana Wilder Lewis, siblings Reverend James Richard Lewis Jr. (Kellie), Jacquelin Ruth Lewis, nieces Jordyne Valencia Lewis, Kendall Renee Lewis, Katelyne Maria Lewis, nephew James Richard Lewis III, maternal grandparents Elder Coleman and Sister Jessica Wilder, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, god-children, friends, and family.