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Paul James Lewis

August 22, 1956 ~ August 17, 2022 (age 65)


Paul James “Jimmy” Lewis, 65, of Temperanceville, VA passed away on August 17th 2022 at Tidal Health in Salisbury, MD surrounded by his loved ones.


Jimmy was born on August 22nd 1956 at Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, VA to the late Gordon and Jacqueline (Hickman) Lewis.


To know Jimmy was definitely to love him.  Quick with wit and humor and if he loved you then you were certainly a target to get picked on but also doted on.  He touched everyone he met whether with a quick joke, a smile, a simple hello or with his opinion, which you got whether you wanted it or not.  One thing is for sure, you always knew where you stood with Jimmy.


He was an Honorary Member and Saltwater Cowboy with the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company where he was known to everyone as “Cousin” Jim.  One of his favorite things to do was to hang out at Happy Harry’s with the Taylor St. Gang during Pony Penning Week.  There you could find him either cooking up a feast or kicked back delighting everyone with some tall tale.  “Cousin” Jim helped lead the ponies through the streets of Chincoteague Island on Pony Swim Day where he waved and yelled to the crowd lining the streets who in turn embraced his enthusiasm for the event that he loved so much.  “Cousin” Jim was a fierce supporter of the fire company, the ponies, law enforcement and his family, whether you were blood related or not. 


Jimmy is survived by His Angel and love of his life, Faith Ann (Birch) Lewis to whom he was married to for 40 years; his son, John Lewis and his wife, Susie and their daughter Hailey Elizabeth, also known as Pop-Pop’s Little Angel or Peanut; his mother-in-law, Faye J. Birch all of whom live in Temperanceville, VA and several nieces and nephews.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers Gordon and Kenny Lewis.


A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 27th 2022 at the Chincoteague Vol Fire Company Banquet Hall at 2:00pm with the Rev. Maury Enright and Mr. Billy Joe Tarr officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, PO BOX 691, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

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Celebration of Life
August 27, 2022

2:00 PM
5052 Deep Hole Road
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

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