Ryder Brooks Lewis

August 11, 2004June 28, 2018

Ryder Brooks Lewis, age 13 of Jackson, passed away on June 28, 2018.

He was born in Jackson, TN on August 11, 2004 to Chris Lewis and Tracey Williams Lewis. He was a student at Jackson Christian School and played Football and Basketball for the JCS Eagles. Ryder loved to play Fortnite and spent many hours playing the game. Ryder loved the outdoors, loved hiking and camping, going to the beach, and was the best wakeboarder of the three Lewis boys. He was good kid who loved life, loved his friends and lived life to the fullest.

He is survived by his parents, Chris Lewis and Tracey Williams Lewis; his two brothers, Clay Lewis and Gunnar Lewis; his maternal grandparents, Frank and Glenda Williams; his paternal grandparents, Brad and Peggy Lewis; his maternal uncles, Trent Williams and Troy Williams (Sarah); his paternal uncle, Andy Lewis (Katherine); and six cousins, Emma Williams, Thomas Williams, Brodie Williams, Sadie Williams, Weston Lewis, and Abby Lewis.

The family will receive friends and loved ones at a visitation to be held on Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. in the Main Gymnasium at Jackson Christian School.

A celebration of Ryder's life will be held at 2 p.m. at the Main Gymnasium of Jackson Christian School with Kenneth Grizzell leading the services.

In lieu of flowers and other thoughtful acknowledgements, the family has requested memorial gifts to be directed to the Ryder Lewis Memorial Fund at Jackson Christian School to honor Ryder's legacy of friendship and leadership. Donations may be sent to Jackson Christian School, 832 Country Club Lane, Jackson, TN 38305 and designated for the Ryder Lewis Memorial Fund. To donate online, please visit and select the online giving option.


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, July 1, 2018

Ryder Brooks Lewis

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Deborah Beare

July 11, 2018

To the Lewis and Williams families,

John and I wanted to express our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. He asked, and Diamond Grove Church of Christ prayed for your families during this very tragic and difficult time.
Your Ryder has such a beautiful, natural, and happy smile and a light about him in the photos that I have seen. I wish I could have known him. His passing affected us both very deeply.

Our prayers for your families will continue.

Debbie and John Beare

Jason Badik

July 4, 2018

I did not know Ryder, however having grown up with Chris, I know he had to be the type of person you would want as your friend. Life is a mystery and when these types of things happen, it only makes it more difficult to understand. I can tell you however that God does have a plan and Ryder is now with him smiling down on us all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends that have been blessed to have Ryder in their lives. TLP

Stephanie Cape

July 3, 2018

The Capes are absolutely heartbroken over the loss of your precious Ryder. When I hesitantly told Courtney, she was completely devastated, as we all were. Please know Tracey that you, your boys and Chris are in our daily thoughts and prayers. We pray for peace , calm and strength for you and your family. Cling to the fact that God is in complete control of all situations. Love to you all, Stephanie , Richard, Courtney, Hays and Harrison Cape

Michael Feeney

July 2, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Glenda, and your entire family.
Mike Feeney (childhood friend from Floral Park)

Kathy Rodell

July 2, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your son, grandson, brother, and so much more to so many! The look on my boys face when they heard was heartbreaking. They could not say enough beautiful things about
your family and how blessed they were to know you through Fall Creek Falls Bible Camp.
May God help you be comforted always but especially during this time.
Kathy Rodell
(Brad & Matt)

Larry Judd

July 1, 2018

Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers. Our families cross paths in so many ways and for so many years. We love you all and please know you have our deepest sympathy.

Love you all.
Larry & Cheryl Judd

Glynda Turner

July 1, 2018

Our church family at East Ridge Church of Christ prayed for your family this morning as you lay your precious son to rest. No doubt his short time here on this earth impacted many around him. We have many that understand and feel your loss in their hearts. We will all continue to keep you in our prayers!

Elaine (Knight) Boyd

July 1, 2018

There is no greater loss than the loss of a child. Even though I have been blessed with 3 now Adult children and with 9 grandchildren . I can only imagine what The Lewis family is going through. I do feel deeply however about the loss of a child who has yet to experience all that life has to offer. I do take comfort and I Pray Ryder's Family & Friends will also in knowing that our Lord and Savior and his Father know what they are doing and they are there to comfort all who ask. I did not know Ryder or his family personally yet I do know and feel what an impact it has been on the community to lose Ryder. I pray that "that in itself" will help his Mom & Dad to recover from their loss. To know that your child has touched so many hearts is such a gift. Ryder you can rest now in Jesus' arms, your with the Angels now and your Family will join you in what is said to be "a blink of an eye". May God Bless you Ryder and your Loving Family during this time. Ryder will Forever Remain in ALL our Hearts. t

Ceil Ruggiero

June 30, 2018

Dearest Ryder. Im so sorry for the heartache your Mom, Dad and brothers and all of your family are going through right now, and how a piece of each of their hearts went with you. I know you are safe and kept warm in Jesus' arms and one day they will all get comfort from that. Rest in peace sweet Ryder. All of my heartfelt sympathy goes to your whole family. I am so sorry. Love Ceil and my family.

Claudia Spann

June 30, 2018

Sending you hugs. Please know that your family is in my prayers.