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Richards Chesterfield Lewis, Jr.

Richards Chesterfield Lewis, Jr.
  • November 24, 1941 - March 21, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • St. Michael's Church
    71 Broad Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Roper Hospice Cottage
    676 Wando Park Blvd
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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“Richards was very kind and helpful to my mother-in-law as her financial adviser. Our famiy was grateful to him. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ellen Frisch - Charleston, SC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Visiting your gorgeous home with the grand live oaks and beautiful vistas, I get a feeling of the love and history that...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Missy Ricker - Charleston

“I've only just met your family, but I can only imagine your brother lived a full life with a very kind and loving family. Gabby and Alton we send our...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Leslie Keel - Charleston, SC

“My deepest sympathies to the Lewis family. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God's loyal love give you a measure of comfort during...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for the loss of your love one, may you find comfort in knowing that those who have passed on in death God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: John

“Richards was my financial advisor, as well as my father's, at Morgan Stanley. He and my father also served together in the US Army Reserves. It was...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jim Thorne - Charleston, SC

Richards Chesterfield Lewis, Jr., 77, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Susan Gordon Lewis, died peacefully Thursday, March 21, 2019. His Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in St. Michael's Church, 71 Broad Street at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Rich was born November 24, 1941, in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Richards Chesterfield Lewis and Gabriella Ravenel Parker Lewis. He graduated from the University of Virginia, Class of 1964 and served in the United States Army. Rich was an investment advisor, retiring from Morgan Stanley. He was a vestry member and treasurer for many years at St. Michael's Church. He was also active in the Carolina Yacht Club, the Huguenot Society, the South Carolina Society, and the St. Andrew's Society.

Rich will be remembered as a kind, principled gentleman with a great sense of humor. He loved shrimping the creeks and gathering with family and friends at his summer house on the creek.

He is survived by his wife, Susan of Charleston, SC and niece, Susan Gordon Sheffield of Raleigh, NC; two sisters: Gabriella Lewis Brown (Alton) of Charleston, SC, and Ellen Lewis Watson (Donald) of Dartmouth, MA; nieces and nephews: Alton Grady Brown III (Elizabeth), Peter Horrÿ Brown, Gabriella Ravenel Andrews (David), Nathaniel Fairfield Watson (Elenora), and Caroline Frost Watson (Geir).

Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Church, 71 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Roper Hospice Cottage, 676 Wando Park Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the nurses, doctors and staff at Roper Hospice Cottage.

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