The office of Congressman John Lewis has confirmed that his wife Lillian passed away Monday morning, December 31st in Atlanta, GA.
Congressman John Lewis and his wife were married in 1968, Lillian Lewis died at the age of 73. They have a son together, by the name of John-Miles.
Lillian is said to have played a major role in the civil rights movement at the side of the longtime GA congressman.
According to the AJC, “Lillian attended Los Angeles High School with the late Johnny Cochran, received an undergraduate degree in English from California State College (now California State University) at Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in library science at the University of Southern California.”
John and Lillian met at a New Year’s Eve party which was being held at Xernona Clayton’s house. Now after 44 years
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