Lewis felt incredibly honored to be entrusted with Dr. King's body. When word spread, hundreds of people showed up at Lewis Funeral home for what became the first viewing and memorial service for the civil rights legend. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC) – The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years.
R.S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home, located on Vance Avenue, does much more than just help families during their time of grief.
Looking back over 100 years of service in Memphis, what sticks out in the mind of Andre Jones, director of operations, is the day Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of Lorraine Motel.
"The first call came to Robert Lewis Jr.," Jones said. "When he was assassinated, and they asked him to prepare him to go back to Atlanta so that the family could properly have a home going service for Dr. King."
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