Lewis Frederick Burke “Lighting Lou” of Easton, Maryland departed this life on Monday, December 24, 2018 at the age of 94 at Chesapeake Woods Nursing Center in Cambridge, Maryland.
Born October 18, 1924 in Queen Annes County, son of the late Jessie and Blanche Burke. The last of 19 boys and 2 girls.
Lewis was employed for years at the Starlight Bar & Grill on Port Street in Easton. He also worked at the Country Club off Oxford Road and for 25 years he was employed at the Historical Society in Easton, Maryland.
He was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Apostolic Church #5 under the leadership of the late Rev. Georgene O. Thompson. Lewis met the late Dorothy Hayman Miller in 1956. They later married April 2, 1994 and were married for 16 years.
Lewis is survived by five children, James Miller Sr. (Tamsey), Evelyn C. Trott (Jerome), Laura L. Thomas (Michael), Betty L. Robinson (Jerold) and Ellen Jean Miller; 9 grandchildren; a great grandson he raised, Adrean Miller and 9 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; three sisters in-law, Evalena, Christine and Doris Burke; a brother in-law, Toussaint Harrison; two special nieces, Blanche Walker and Ida Mae Leatherbury and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.