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Former Dolton Mayor Ronnie Lewis…May he rest in peace


Ronnie Lewis was a long-time educator in Chicago Public Schools who later in life moved to south suburban Dolton and became the first African-American local government official, rising ultimately to the office of mayor.

Lewis, who died Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 69 following a heart attack at his home, according to family members, became a part of Dolton government when he was appointed in 1991 by then-mayor Michael Peck to fill a vacancy on the Village Board…Please click here to read his obituary, written by Gregory Tejeda, in the Tribune.

Visitation is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the A.R. Leak & Sons Funeral Home, at 18400 S. Pulaski Road, Country Club Hills. Funeral services will be at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 9, at New Zion Christian Fellowship Church, 14200 Chicago Road in Dolton. Burial will follow at Oakland Memory Lanes, 15200 Lincoln Ave., in Dolton.

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