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    Family, Friends and Fellow Civil Rights Leaders Remember Lillian Miles Lewis

    On Monday the late Lillian Miles Lewis, wife of District 5 Congressman John Lewis, was laid to rest at funeral services inside the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Lewis died last week at the age of 73. Lewis was a powerful force in her own right, encouraging her husband to enter the political arena in the late 1970s. She remained one of his closest advisors throughout their 44 years of marriage. At the funeral, family, friends and Atlantans from across the city, honored Lewis’ life at the church.