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Dea. Malachi Lewis, 85, of Albany, Georgia departed this life Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia. Graveside service will be Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11:00 A. M. from Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Leary, Georgia. Funeral will be attended by immediate family ONLY. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers you are welcome to donate to the Malachi P. Lewis Fund for Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church’s Building Fund.  Please give your donations to an immediate family member. Thank you.
~ The Lewis Family

Malachi Prymus Lewis was born on January 16, 1935, to the late Prymus and Carrie B. Lewis, both of Leary, Georgia. One of seven children, the family lived on a farm in Leary, Georgia, and were dedicated members of the Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church which he joined at an early age. There, he served faithfully for some 75 years. A member of many auxiliaries, until his departure, Malachi was a dedicated deacon, director of Bible Study and member of the Men’s Chorus. Formerly, he was Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Senior Choir. Also, he served in many other capacities. Though humble in spirit, he was an outgoing individual, recognized as a wonderful Bible Scholar by friends and family alike. In many ways his life exemplified his love for Jesus Christ, not only in his dedication to the church, but also in the way he touched the lives of others in giving so freely of whatever he had. Fondly known as Chi to many, Malachi had a big heart which spread love to those around him whether at church, home, work or in healthcare. He completed his formal education in Calhoun County and as a young man, started his work life in Leary and soon moved to vocations in Albany. Initially, he worked at Livingston and joined the Marine Corps Logistics Base in 1958 and retired from there as head of the Drivers License Examining Division in 1990. In retirement, he founded Albany Veteran Cab Company where he drove until he was unable to do so owing to health concerns. Perhaps his greatest love on earth, following his reverence for God and church, was family, starting with his marriage in 1952 to the late Bonnie Mae Culbreath Lewis with whom he had seven children: Bridget Lake (Calvin) of Albany, Georgia; Eddie J. Lewis of Sparks, Nevada; Mary Humphrey (Horace), Sherrie Brooks (Kermit), Carrie Kirkland, all of Albany Georgia; Sonja Harbard (Paul) of London, England; and Chanta Lee (James) of Albany, Georgia. A dedicated husband and father, Malachi’s life epitomized love in action in his daily living. Always on his mind was doing for others, even those who cared for him in healthcare. He leaves to mourn all seven of his children, five sons- in-law, nine grandchildren: Zoe Michelle Roquemore, Brandon, Florida; Supporia Quleatha Walker, West Palm Beach, Florida; David Lamont Barnes, Shenequa Natasha Humphrey Gordon, Jessie Leon Barnes, Gregory Antonio Lewis, Brandon Lake, Chandler Alexander Kirkland and Jana Olivia Lee, all of Albany; two brothers, Benjamin Prymus Lewis (Catherine) and Elijah Prymus Lewis (Louise), both of Albany and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Also, he had nine loving siblings who pre-deceased him: Joseph Prymus Lewis, Solomon Prymus Lewis, Johnnie Prymus James, Fannie Prymus Oliver , Elbert Lewis, Eva Lewis, Willie Mae Lewis and Annie Ruby Hayes. Though gone physically from this earth on April 21, 2020, Malachi continues to live within the hearts and minds of many loved ones, near and far.

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  • Sunday, April 12, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    Sharing in your Sadness and thinking and praying for you and family with love and Friendship
    ~ P. Bradford   Albany, GA
  • Friday, April 17, 2020
    My deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the Lewis Family on the passing of Mr. Malachi Lewis. May God Bless the family and give you each peace in the knowledge that God's Mercy and Grace surpasses all of life's challenges and burdens. May he Rest In Peace!
    ~ Aaron T. Caldwell   Ellenwood, GA
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dea. Malachi will be greatly missed in our community. Praying for GOD to give your strength.
    ~ Dea. Wash and Sis. Stacy Favors   Leary, GA
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    To the Lewis family, we express our deepest condolences to your family. Mrs. Lewis you and the children are in our prayers.
    ~ Hattie W Ford   Albany, GA
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Missing you already my fried. My deepest condolences to the Lewis Family for your loss. May God continue to give you peace. Sister Ruthie and Jamal
    ~ Ruthie Banister   Albany, GA
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Blessed Are Those Who Mourn, For They Will Be Comforted. Life is Short...Live It!!! Love is Rare...Grab It!!! Anger is Bad...Dump It!!! Fear is Awful...Face It!!! Memories are Sweet...Cherish Them!!!
    ~ Shirley Foster Choates   Lithonia, GA
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020
    May God truly bless the family. This was a very inspiring touched many hearts. Opened a lot of eyes . RIP Pamela Jones Solomon Jones Sr daughter
    ~ pamela jones   Albany, GA
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    This is my Uncle Matt. He is the Brother of my Grandmother Cora Lewis- Williams of Tampa Fla. May they and Uncle Solomon Rest in Peace. And I would love to meet with the rest of the Lewis Family.
    ~ Selwyn O Strong   Tampa, FL
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    ~ Wayne & Phyllis Hoodtynew3   Avondale az, AL
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Uncle Matt was always kind, caring, known for smiling, and will truly be missed. Rest in peace, Sincerely Lil' John
    ~ John Brown   Midland, GA
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    May you have many memories of a life well spent. I am praying that God will strengthen and comfort the family during this time.
    ~ Katrena Robinson   Albany, GA
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    Missing you cousins but God kknow best.My deepest condolences to the family may God continue to blessed you all.
    ~ Penola James   Albany, GA