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Cruz Mackenzie Lewis

Cruz Mackenzie Lewis was born July 14, 2016, in Brookhaven to his loving parents, Kirk and Callie Lewis. Cruz passed away on Feb. 26, 2024, in Shivers.

Cruz (Cookie) was a 7-year-old, energetic, fearless child. Many would describe him as an “old soul” who never met a stranger or ran out of things to say. Cruz loved all sports and gave 100%, whether he was on the football field, soccer field, or baseball field. He was a natural athlete and showed incredible potential at a very young age. He looked forward to baseball season every summer and was so excited to be selected as an LC All-Star. He also enjoyed football and “juking” players (as he would call it) while he ran for touchdowns, ending with a victory dance. Along with excelling athletically, Cruz excelled academically as a second-grader at New Hebron Attendance Center. He was chosen to participate in the Gifted Program as a superintendent scholar, a principal’s scholar, student of the month, and a class favorite. Cruz was known as a dancing machine at school for his wicked moves. He loved watching live wrestling and using the moves he learned on his big brother whenever they got home. Cruz adored his dogs, Sam and Benny Joe. He enjoyed playing video games with his “flock”; he is now the biggest bird.

Cruz is survived by his parents, Kirk and Callie Lewis; older brother, Mercer; paternal grandmother, Gloria Westmoreland, of Shivers; maternal grandparents, George (Junior) Walker, of New Hebron, and Pam and David Smith, of Silver Creek; aunts, Olivia (Elliot) Cole, Ashlyn Cole (JP ), Jana (Tommy) McGough, of Franklin, Texas; Cori (Cody) Calcote, of Tilton; Georgie Walker, of New Hebron; uncles, Justin (Rena)Westmoreland, of Crestview, Fla., and Jordan (Kevin) Westmoreland, of Virginia; along with a host of cousins.

Cruz was preceded in death by his Paw, Wade Westmoreland.

Pallbearers were Tyne Calcote, Cody Calcote, Elliot Cole, JP Parish, Dean Banks, and Tanner Peavy.

Honorary pallbearers were Mercer Lewis, Truss Calcote, Kash Henderson, Murphy Pittman, and Cannon Van.

A service was held March 1 at New Hebron Baptist Church, with Bro. Earl Clark officiating. Interment followed in New Hebron Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted with Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall.