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“Coach Don was a wonderful guy. My son had never played football before last year. He made him feel comfortable and at home. And when I told him i...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Jennifer Machiele - Grand Rapids, MI

“Thank you Coach Don for being an amazing mentor and influence for my boys! You inspired them to be their best, you encouraged them, took time...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Kuiper - Hudsonville, MI

“God truly blessed me when he gave me you as a Godson. It was better than hitting the Powerball. You were a jokester at heart and I am sure the...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Walker-Wilkerson - Chicago, IL

“I LOVE YOU COUSIN, YOU WERE SUCH A BIG PART OF MY CHILDHOOD AND LIFE. MY HEART IS HEAVY VERY HEAVY. HOLDING BACK THE TEARS IS AM UNDERSTATEMENT FOR...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Aaron Lewis - Minneapolis, MN

“Coach don you made me love this game again and I love u for that ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Joseph "bigbaby" Miles - MI

“Rest in heaven cousin ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Bridgette Tate - Glendale, CA

“WOW! What a great loss! My condolences to Dayon, Quentin, Demetrius, Don Sr., and the rest of the family. Praying your strength in the Lord. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Predennis Johnson - Chicago, IL

“This seems unreal. I met Don last year when I called a number he had for football to see if he needed a cheer coach. when we met he had a kind spirit...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Kinya Long - Grand Rapids, MI

“My condolences to the family during this difficult time. My prayers are with his children and wife and father, may God give you strength and peace...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Cassandra Huff - Chicago, IL

“RIP Don. You will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Don's family at this time. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Clella Zornow - Elkhorn, NE

“Thanks for all ur help with my coaching career ..im willing to be the same type of mentor as u.I will always Remember u Don ..Taesean also says...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Derrick Conley - Grand rapids, MI

“Thanks for all ur help with my coaching career ..im willing to be the same type of mentor as u ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Derrick Conley - Grand rapids, MI

“I remember when you were a little guy running and playing on the block with the other kids now fly with the angels and sit by his throne and rest now...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Kim Fisher-Battee - Chicago, IL

“Donald you will be missed. Rest well fellow Wolverine. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Keshia S. - Chicago, IL

“You will be missed dearly brother Don, may you rip as prayers of comfort and strength goes out to your family and friends. Simeon family for life &...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Lakeisha Hall - Stone Mountain, GA

“You and your smile will definitely be missed. I guess God needed a new coach for his football team in Heaven. Wolverine love forever C/O "95" ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Andrea Washington - Chicago, IL

“I had the great joy of knowing Don through youth football as he served as the Field Director for the North Park program of the Northern Rocket...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Walt Lodes Jr. - Grand Rapids

“R.I.H to my best friend Don. You will truly be missed. No more calls, or text messages. I will cherish the friendship we had while at Simeon and the...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Raven Tate - Chicago, IL

“Rest In Heaven Mr. Lewis. You will be missed and remember as a very great man. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Ida Tran - Kentwood, MI

“You will truly be missed. You were a great friend. Great people like you are hard to come by. You were kind, selfless & caring. You were a great...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Desiree - Chicago, IL

“Rest In Peace cousin❤ ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Arianna Lewis-white - Kankakee, IL

“Rest well Don knowing you helped a lot of families. Keegan learned so much from you and you will be missed. Healing hugs to his family from ours. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Kempker's

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Neighbor (Isaiah 25:8)

“Rest in peace Don,love carvetta and family ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Carvetta Brooks - Grand Rapids, MI


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Donald was born on April 27, 1978 and passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Donald was a resident of Michigan.

Don was a graduate of Simeon Vocational High School class of 1996.

Services will be held at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home located at 4646 Kalamazoo Ave SE Kentwood MI 49508. Visitation will be Friday June 23 from 4-7 pm. The memorial service will be held on Saturday June 24 at 11 am.

Memorial donations may be made to the Don Lewis Jr. Scholarship Foundation.

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