December 9, 2022, 46, Pikeville –
Michael Anthony Lewis, 46, passed away Friday, December 9, 2022, at UNC Health Wayne in Goldsboro with his loving family by his side.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
Michael was born in Charlotte, NC on May 9, 1976, to Anthony Lamarr and Patricia Callahan Lewis.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia Shelton Lewis; one daughter, Auri Lewis and partner, Tyler Weaver, both of Goldsboro; one son, Marcus Lewis of the home; his parents, Anthony and Patricia Lewis of Goldsboro; one brother, Patrick Lewis and wife, Jenny of Florida; his grand-puppies, Prim & Macy; his paternal grandmother, Earnestine Lewis of Goldsboro; his sister-in-law, Jennifer Mozingo and husband, Matthew of Goldsboro; his brother-in-law, Steven Shelton and wife, Heidi of Ayden and six nieces and two nephews.
Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Cecil Lewis; his maternal grandparents, Malcolm and Grace Callahan and his father and mother-in-law, Bobby and Jackie Shelton.
As his wife, I always told Tony that I wished he could see himself the way I see him. Anyone who knew Tony/Mike knew that he was so loving and giving to anyone who needed it. He LOVED people, and to him the more the merrier. He never met a stranger and always wanted to make people laugh, cheer them up and take care of them with anything they needed. He was always the entertainer. He was a very loving and caring father, husband, son, brother and friend. His greatest quality was his tremendous heart.
Tony graduated from Charles B. Aycock. Not too long after, he went to work with the cable company, now Charter Communications. He had a brief period in the Army. His family and people he knew from growing up and in school called him Tony. After he went to work for the cable company he was known as Mike. He always said he liked to work hard and play hard. He loved to spend time with his friends and family. He enjoyed riding his Harley, and four-wheelers, hunting, golfing, and traveling as much as he could, especially to Key West. Music was one of the greatest loves of his life. Whether playing in a band, cranking it up and dancing in the garage, or playing D.J. on the deck, music was always present.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southeastern Medical Oncology Center in honor of Michael Lewis.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.