Lewis Saffo was born on September 22,1948 in Atlanta, Georgia to Arthur and Lucille Saffo both preceding him in death. Lewis was raised in the loving home of his aunts, the late Ruth and Eunice Saffo. He joined Iconium Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev Melvin A. Lindsey at a young age and remained a member until his death.
Lewis matriculated through Atlanta Public Schools, graduating from L. J. Price High School where he met and feel in love with his wife of 54 years Caroline Barnett Saffo. After graduation, he worked for Larkin Coils for 20 years, A & P Distribution for 13 years and lastly, First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, retiring after 21 years.
Lewis was a man of very few words, but he had a real big heart. He was well known in the Pittsburgh Community, where he grew up. He always had kind and encouraging words at just the right time. He helped so many that suffered from the dreaded disease of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. He always told them to remember the Serenity Pray, especially the first line: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, because once an alcoholic always an alcoholic.
He leaves to celebrate his life wife Caroline Saffo, children: Kimberly Saffo-Bell (Charles), Cory Saffo (Yolanda), Cassandra Saffo, Timothy Saffo, Detra Saffo, Sheena Saffo, Jasmine Black.Grand Children: JaCory Saffo, Davieshia Keno, ShadaviaBolston, Asiah Saffo, Anterrion Saffo, Skylar Watkins, Devon Saffo, Marissa Reid, Marcus Reid, Mariah Reid, ChristopherSaffo. Great-Grand Child: Nevaeh Saffo. Aunts: Eunice Saffo & Luella Johnson. Cousin: Judy Banks Sellers (Jerry), Valeria Pierce (Clayton), Gwendolyn Johnson-Shy and Shirley Nelson. Mother In-Law: Gertrude Barnett. Sister In-Laws: Shelia Pettigrew & Evelyn Long. God son: Cedric Lee. Best Friends: Eddie Reedy (Emma), Edward Johnson “Red”. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The Columbia Drive, Covington Highway and Moreland Avenue AA Chapters and The First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville Church Family.
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