Lewis Raymond Kinslow was born in Montgomery County Maryland on Friday, March 18, 1932 to the late Mary Elizabeth Hart-Kinslow and Raymond Ellsworth Kinslow.
Lewis departed life on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at his home located at 27 Carver Road in Cabin John, Maryland. Lewis met and received Christ Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and was baptized at an early age.
Lewis attended Stevens Elementary School in Washington, D.C. and later graduated from Cardoza High School in 1955. Lewis joined the United States Air force shortly thereafter and served in Panama City, Florida where he met and married his first wife, Lillie Pearl Brundidge. Lewis and Lillie gave birth to daughter Carol Kinslow and sons Lewis Raymond Jr. and Roger Allen. Lewis and Lillie separated in 1974 after nearly 20 years of marriage. Lewis remarried Edna Earl and they gave birth to his third son, Jon Raymond.
After four years in the Military, Lewis went to work for the Army Core of Engineers in
Washington, D.C. and then joined the staff at the Department of Defense wherefrom he retired after 40 years of service with the United States Government.
Lewis had a reputation of being generous and kind, but he was also known to have a short temper, however he loved being around people and family and friends, and loved to talk and was a great storyteller". Lewis loved to fish, travel, and best of all, play golf. Lewis caddied at Burning Tree Club for over 60 years and was president of the Peoples Golf Club in Washington, D.C. Lewis was also active in his community and a member of the Sydney Mudd Lodge #748 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Lewis is preceded in death by his mother and father, Mary Elizabeth and Raymond Ellsworth, his first wife, Lillie Pearl, and some 17 brothers and sisters.
Lewis is survived by his second wife Edna Earl, brother, James E. Steward and brother in-law George Claggett, daughters Carol and Gloria, sons, Lewis, Roger (Bonnie), Jon, Eric B. Simmons (Bonita), and Kevin Dougal (Julie), and 12 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and a host of nieces & nephews, friends and others whose lives he touched.