Douglas E. “Big Daddy” Lewis

October 5, 1954 - August 31, 2016

10/05/1954 - 08/31/2016

Past Services

Thursday September 01, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Friday September 02, 2016
Following the service at Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Friday September 02, 2016
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Additional Information:

Rev. Greg Hurdle and Rev. JN Baggett will be officiating the service.

Douglas E. Lewis, “Big Daddy”, age 61, passed away August 31, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Lewis was born in Hertford County on October 5, 1954 to the late Donnie Edward Lewis, Jr. and Celia Brinkley Stroud. He married the love of his life on November 27, 1975. He was employed at Piggly Wiggly Store #34 in Greenville, NC as the meat manager for twenty-two years at this location. He was a member of Brantley ‘s Grove Baptist Church. Doug enjoyed playing golf with his friends and family. He loved to take family trips to the beach. Doug was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, and brother. “Big Daddy” was especially proud of his grandchildren, loving and supporting them in soccer, football, softball, baseball, and basketball, whatever season it may be.

Left to cherish “Big Daddy’s” memory is his mother, his loving wife, Cindy Harris Lewis, his daughter, Shanna Lewis Peace and her husband Mark of Ozark, AL, three grandchildren: Collin Douglas Peace, Brittany Karen Peace, and Kaitlyn Leigh Peace, two sisters: Rose Lewis Skinner of Greenville, NC and Sandra Lewis Pittman of Wilson, NC, one half-sister, Teresa Lewis of Hernado, MI, nieces Rose Ann Carr, Mandy Fay, and Brooklyn McLaughlin.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service with the Rev. Greg Hurdle and Rev. JN Baggett officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made directly to Duke Cancer Center, Oncology Department or you may donate online to Duke Cancer Center, Oncology Department, 200 Trent Drive, 20 Medicine Circle, Durham, NC  27710 by Clicking Here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling arrangements for the Lewis family and online condolences may be directed to them by visiting

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Debbie Williams
7 years ago

Cindy sorry for your loss. Praying God gives you and your family the strength you need during this difficult time. Love ya

Rose Rowe
7 years ago

Cindy, I am so sorry to hear about Doug. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Glenda Evans
7 years ago

Doug will be missed. He was a great person to know.

Faye Koonce
7 years ago

My love, thoughts and prayers go to Cindy and all the family. I know he will be missed.

Beth Harris Godwin
7 years ago

Cindy I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Doug. Just know you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully we will see each other again soon. My love to all.

Helene Reilly
7 years ago

Cindy- we are so sorry for your loss of the love of your life. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Helene and Mike

Linda and Eddie Brown
7 years ago

I never go in my barn without thinking of Doug.. He would bring our meat every Tuesday…all we had to do was leave the money..Loved talking to him..He was the best….my prayers are with all of you

7 years ago

So sorry for your lost my prayers are with all the family. He will be missed so much from a lot of people that loved him. He was a very kind person and did not a stranger. Everyone that knew him loved him.

Donna K Poe
7 years ago

Oh Cindy and family, I have no words. ..I just do not… I know your love for Doug is deep and he has always ….hands down …been your best friend. My deepest …most sincere sympathy in the days ahead of you. Donna Poe

Christie Benton
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy.