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Celebrating the life of

Stephen Ira Lewis

September 05, 1959 - January 19, 2024

Stephen Ira Lewis

Stephen Ira Lewis, 64, died peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2024 with his loving family by his side.  

The lifelong resident of Savannah was the son of the late Milton Donald Lewis and Dorothy Lovett Lewis. Stephen was a U.S. Army veteran heroically serving in Iraq. Stephen continued to serve his country in the U.S. Army National Guard retiring after 21 years of service and was a member of Chatham Artillery. Stephen was a longtime employee of Home Depot and retired from Georgia Regional Hospital after 33 years of service. He enjoyed watching Nascar and competing in Fantasy Football.

In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by  a son, Stephen Ira Lewis, Jr.; and two brothers, Ronnie and Tommy Lewis.

Surviving are his wife of  33 years, Debra Hightower Lewis; daughter, Tiffany Lewis Bridges (Robert); son, Kevin Michael Lewis (Elena Carroll), all of Savannah; seven grandchildren, Nevaeh, Michael, Baylee, Auora, Laira, Lana, and Lilith; five brothers, Larry Lewis, Lee Lewis, David Lewis, Jimmy Lewis and Richard Lewis; two sisters, Debra Hickox and Pamela Shuman; and several nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him dearly.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. A celebration of Stephen’s life will immediately follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.




You will be missed Uncle Stevie! Love you!! My prayers are with his wife, children and grandchildren.

- Jennie Lewis, Savannah, GA

I hope the place you're in now Is better than this one. I love you uncle Stevie. You'll be missed.

- Destiny lewis (stevies great niece), Savannah, Georgia

Steve, you are the best brother-in-law anybody could ever have I love you and miss you so badly you will always be in my heart and deeply missed. thank you for being in my life♥️

- Crystle and david, Savannah, Georgia

Steve and his family has fought a long and hard battle,now he’s in a better place. Rest in peace brother love you and will miss you.

- Jimmy Lewis , Sav, Ga

You be missed deeply. I couldn't have asked for a better Uncle. I will always remember the fun weekends I spent for years with yall growing up. In many ways it was a Second home for a while. Hope you have found peace and comfort now. Love you always. Ps tell my daddy hello.

- Beth Lewis, Rincon , Ga

My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of Stephen!

- Carlton McCray, hephzibah, GA

I am very sorry for the loss of Stephan. He was one the most dependable Soldiers that I've ever had the pleasure of working with. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix.

- Scott Payton , Richmond Hill , Georgia

Very sorry for your families loss, we will be praying for the family. It was an Honor to have served with Stephen, he always had a pleasant disposition and I don't think there wasn't anything he couldn't fix when everyone else gave up.

- Randell Grier, Richmond Hill, Ga

Prayer for a Brother in Arms and his Family he will be missed!!

- James Pritchard, Midway, Georgia

It is important for us to recognize and celebrate the life of one of our country's heroes. Thank you for being a great friend of mine. It was an honor to have served with you. You will be greatly missed.

- Robert Chalkley, Ellabell , Georgia

Prayers for the family. Remember him well from Georgia Regional. He was such a nice person.

- Jeni Ellis-Riggs, Savannah, Georgia

From the times of playing army as kids to serving in the guard togather.I could not have asked for a better brother. Or a better brother in arms . you will be missed..but you have now join a great force ..Rest in Peace Brother Hooah !!!!

- Richard Lewis, Savannah, Ga

I worked with Steve for many years at Ga. Regional. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Praying for all the family. Diane

- Diane Albritton , Savannah, Ga

Rest in peace Soldier.

- Michael Wood , Hinesville , GA

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Lewis Family. I worked with Steve at Ga.Regional for many years. He was a good friend and introduced me to Fantasy football .May he rest in peace.


A candle has been lit!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

- Brenda Watson, Guyton, Ga

So sorry for your loss and sending prayers.

- Anna Tompkins, Savannah , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel