Lillian Miles Lewis Biography – Lillian Miles Lewis Wiki
Lillian Miles Lewis was the wife of congressman John Lewis. Lillian Lewis attended Los Angeles High School with the late Johnny Cochran. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies with a minor in English from then-California State College at Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in Library Sciences from the University of Southern California.
She taught in a student program in Nigeria in 1960, returning later as a Peace Corps volunteer to teach for two years in Yaba, Nigeria.
She worked as a librarian and Director of Special Collections for Atlanta University and Associate Director of the Institute for International Affairs and Development at Atlanta University from 1984 to 1989, a job that called on her to help develop a major in international studies, with an emphasis in Africa and the Caribbean.
From 1989 to 2003, she was director of external affairs in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Clark Atlanta University.
Lillian Miles Lewis Age
Lillian Miles Lewis was born on March 3, 1939, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. She died on December 31, 2012, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. She was 73 years old.
John Lewis’ Wife
John Lewis was married to his wife Lillian Miles. Lewis and Miles were introduced to each other at a New Year’s Eve party in 1967 by Xernona Clayton Brady, a longtime friend, and Civil Rights activist. They married in 1968 and settled into a home in southwest Atlanta. They were married for 44 years.
Lillian Miles Lewis Children
Lillian and her husband had a son, John Miles Lewis.
Lillian Miles Lewis Death
Lillian Miles died on December 31, 2012, at the age of 73 at Emory University Hospital after suffering longtime health issues.
Lillian Miles Lewis Cause of Death
Lillian Miles Lewis’ cause of death was not revealed.
Lillian Miles Lewis Funeral
Lillian Miles’ funeral service was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. She was laid to rest at South View Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.