RIP: Wife of Rep. John Lewis has passed away

Lillian Miles Lewis, wife of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, passed away this morning in Atlanta. Twitterers are expressing their condolences:

Thoughts and prayers w/ @repjohnlewis right now. His office just announced that his wife, Lillian Miles Lewis, died in Atlanta

— Daniel Malloy (@ajconwashington) December 31, 2012

Thoughts and prayers go out to Rep. John Lewis during this most difficult time

— YoungHerc365(@TylerH09) December 31, 2012

Congressman John Lewis lost his wife this morning. Let’s lift he and his family up at this difficult time. And others mourning. #praying

— Mashaun D Simon (@memadosi) December 31, 2012

@repjohnlewis So sorry to hear of your wife’s death. Our condolences.

— DebbieWilliams (@OHbamaMama) December 31, 2012

“@huffpostpol: RT @jonallendc: Sad news: Lillian Lewis, wife of Rep. John Lewis, died.”..I pray God#’s strength 4 him n his family.

— Pat G’Orge-Walker (@PGOrgeWalker) December 31, 2012

@repjohnlewis our prayers and condolences are with you as you grieve the passing of your wife.

— Wesley Dunn (@dglobbyist) December 31, 2012

@repjohnlewis My condolences Rep Lewis. You have been our champion for the ages.We share in your grief at this hour Call on me I’ll be there

— Jacqueline Henriquez (@gelada413) December 31, 2012

@repjohnlewis Your family is in my prayers. If behind every great man is a woman…I know she is GRAND.

— Adrienne Annice (@LadyA08) December 31, 2012

Georgia Congressman John Lewis Wife Lillian passed away.Prayers for him and his family

— (@Politisite) December 31, 2012

Condolences to @repjohnlewis and his family, I’ve done phone work at the local Jboro office and everyone was so nice.Sorry for your loss.

— Tony (@tony__teo) December 31, 2012

My condolences to Rep. John Lewis on the passing of his wife.

— Martin Longman (@BooMan23) December 31, 2012

So sad. RIP RT @jamiedupree Office of Rep John Lewis D-GA announces that the Congressman’s wife, Lillian Miles Lewis, died this morning

— Andrew Patrick (@Andrew_Patrick) December 31, 2012

Congressman John Lewis’ wife Lillian has passed away…Condolences to this great champion of civil rights and his family…

— Jimmy williams (@Jimmyspolitics) December 31, 2012

@repjohnlewis I’m so sorry. May she rest in peace. Strength and peace and God’s love to you.

— Pam Collier (@PamCollier2) December 31, 2012

We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Rep. Lewis and his family.

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