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Leon Alvin Lewis Dies at 83

Leon Alvin Lewis, known as "Bushy" or" Bequia," born in Bequia, St. Vincent, British West Indies, died on Oct. 22. He was 83 years old.

He worked in Frenchtown at Dick Avery’s Boathouse as a bareboat captain for 18 years and at the Department of Public Works as a carpenter for 16 years until his retirement in 1995.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Norma M. Lewis of East Orange, New Jersey; sons: Alvin Lewis and Carty Lewis; daughter, Diane Lewis Shaw; sisters: Addie Telesfonof, Rita Peters and Laura Glenn; brothers, Randolph Mitchell, Gilbert, Jerome Eldred Marks of Canada; cousins: Ken and Fonzie Simmons, Terry and Edith Adams, George and Avis Simmons and Rocky MacIntosh; and sisters-in-law: Marlene Cay, Carol Smith, Doris Hill and Sharon Hill; brother-in-law, Carter Hill.

She is also survived by special friends: the Richardson Brothers, Allen Henry, Steve, Leslie, Snooky, Jerry and The "Moby Dick" Carnival Group, Ivan Belle, Lyantine Belle, Jerry and Arlene Stevens, Lloyd Bailey and son, Jeffery, Eddie and Bruno, friends from Public Works; and relatives and friends from Bequia, St. Vincent.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the viewing from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Celestial Chapel at Hurley Funeral Home. The service will follow immediately at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.

Persons wishing to send tributes for the booklet may do so via office@hurleydavis.com by Tuesday Nov. 1.

Arrangements are under the care of Hurley Funeral Home and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Tortola.

For directions and online condolences, please visit us at www.hurleydavisfuneralhome.com

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