Christine Callens Lewis, 63, of Orange, CT, departed this life on July 18, 2019. She was the wife of Ronald J. Lewis.

Mrs. Lewis was born in Selma, AL on February 12, 1956, a daughter of Claborne Callens and the late Daisy Callens.

She was a member of Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a retired Preschool Teacher with the New Haven Board of Education.

In addition to her husband, Christine leaves to cherish loving memories, a son, R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy (Aisha); a daughter, Felicia Lewis (Stefan Clark); brothers, Earl and Franklin D. Callens; four grandchildren, Sanaa Clark and Stefan “C.J.” Clark, Jr. and Kengi Lewis-McCoy and Aliyinza Lewis-McCoy; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eric Callens and a sister, Mattie Callens.

Her family invites you to celebrate her life on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. We will gather at 1:30 p.m. and the program begins at 2:00 p.m. This will be a celebration of life, not a funeral, and we ask all who attend to wear something purple, her favorite color. We will be doing a photo montage memorial to her. If you have an image of her that you’d like to share with us please email it to DUMILEWIS@GMAIL.COM by Tuesday (7/23) at 8:00 pm. A repast will follow at a location to be announced.