The funeral for Mrs. Lillian Miles Lewis will on occur on January 7, 2013, at 11 am in the Historic Ebenezer
Baptist Church in the New Horizon Sanctuary. The Lewis, Miles and Ebenezer Baptist Church family are
requesting the restraint and forbearance of the press in this situation.
Congressman Lewis wants to maintain an environment of dignity and sacred reverence during these proceedings and requests that the privacy of family and friends who are grieving be considered and deeply respected by the press corps. Only discrete inquiries of parties should be made by members of the press to determine their willingness to be interviewed. No pursuit of interviews or hounding of guests should occur outside or inside the church. No official statements or press avail will occur at before or after the service.
Congressman Lewis will not be available for interviews and should not be approached by the press to allow him maximum flexibility and freedom to grieve as he chooses. Family members should not be approached for interviews or with questions.
All press must check-in at the press table inside the church on the right-side of the main foyer or narthex of the church. Press should be prepared to show their press badges and to receive a credential that allows them access to press facilities on the grounds of Ebenezer. Press should arrive at the church no later than 9 am.