Lewis Sweetenburg Jr

God called to rest one of his children, Lewis Sweetenburg, Jr., on Thursday, April 8, 2021.  Lewis was born on September 23, 1934 to Lewis Sweetenburg Sr. & Mamie Ogelsby in Washington, DC.  Lewis attended Phelps Vocational High School in DC, where he’s always kept his grades up because his education was important to him.  Lewis was very known and liked throughout his community.  Lewis enjoyed playing football and basketball with his friends.  Right after high school, Lewis joined the U.S. Air Force.


Lewis enjoyed spending time with his family.  He would take his children to Sandy Point Beach almost every weekend where they all enjoyed cooking on the grill, swimming, frisbee, boating, fishing, crabbing, listening to oldies all day long (lol), burning in the sun (lol), and playing on the playground.  Before you knew it, Lewis and Beryl had started inviting more family and friends, it became even more fun at Sandy Point Beach.  Lewis was well known everywhere he went.  He was also known as “Burg”, and was liked, respected, and enjoyed talking to anybody that would listen, even if they didn’t (lol).  He always had a story to tell you, or dropping some knowledge to the youngsters around Roxboro Place.  He was such a charmer, and so lovable.  Lewis was all about family, near and far, and he kept in touch with everyone over the years.  Roxboro Place though, was always near and dear to Lewis, he befriended everyone on that street, and it’s where his children grew up.


Lewis leaves behind his wife Beryl Sweetenburg, their four children, preceded in death two sons Taft Sweetenburg (Denise), Angelo Sweetenburg; two daughters LaWan Sweetenberg, Tina Harris; two sisters Jackie Wilson (Jimmy), Gloria Lane (preceded in death Phillip); five grandchildren Antonio Harris (Mia), Nicole Harris, Shainna Sweetenburg, Krystal Sweetenburg, Kevin Green (Kim); best friend Tabara Harris, and Crystal Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.