Biography: Earl Lavell Lewis, Sr. was born on November 4, 1973, to the late Benjamin Earl Webb and Earlese Bellamy-Lewis. Earl obtained his education through the New York City public school system, and graduated from Brandeis High School. Shortly after completing his studies, he welcomed two children into his world, Montana and Earl Lewis Jr. Earl was a hardworking man, and started his career in the Department of Education. After six years of service, he began a new opportunity with Con Edison, where he worked as a Distribution Mechanic A. Constantly learning and willing to teach others, it wasn’t long before Earl acquired the love and admiration of those at his job.
In the summer of 2015, Earl married Debra Waddell, and gained two stepchildren; Leila and Xavier Rush. Earl was a devoted husband, father and friend. His selfless nature and sense of humor was what drew many people to him, and his loyalty displayed the love and respect that he had for others. Even in his worst moments, he served as an inspiration to those around him, always providing honesty and clarity in the face of uncertainty.
Earl was unforgettable, and will truly be missed. Earl is predeceased by his mother, father, aunt Sandra Bellamy, brother James Webb, and sister Priscilla Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Debra Lewis; children, Montana and Earl Lewis Jr.; stepchildren, Leila and Xavier Rush; grandmother, Virginia Horton; mother-in-law, Annette Waddell; stepmother, Madeline Baker-Webb; aunts, Helen Frost and Antoinette Glover; uncles, Robert Frost, Andre Horton, and Clarence Webb; sister Canteena Jefferson; brother, Walter McDaniel; sisters-in-law Tarnisha McDaniel and Robin Waddell, brother-in-law Gregory Waddell; god sister, Christiana Davis, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.