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The Rev. Lewis Logan Sr. remembered

OW Staff | 8/29/2012, 5 p.m.

After the Rev. Lewis Logan Sr. died on Aug. 6, his son, Lewis E. Logan II, wrote in his "A Farewell Tribute to 'The Man'--My Father, Lewis E. Logan Sr." that his father was a workaholic. He was out for a walk when death found him.

"Even at 71, he never missed a time to serve in the community or participate in union and immigrants rights rallies and marches, Omega Tau Tau chapter meetings, Community Day planning sessions at Power of Christian Love, CEC strategy meetings, Ruach church events, volunteering at the voting polls, proctoring bar exams, or organizing back-to-school community events, and most importantly, grandfather duties," wrote Lewis E. Logan II, founder of Ruach Christian Community Fellowship in Los Angeles.

Logan Sr., a Baltimore, Md., native accepted the call to ministry at the age of 14, and preached his trial sermon on May 29, 1981, at the historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Baltimore.

He held a bachelor of arts degree from Morehouse College, a master of divinity degree Candler School of Theology, a master of theology from Emory University and a doctorate of ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.

Logan Sr. was remembered for his "scholastic acuteness" and the fact that he served as deputy to the treasurer in Maryland. He was also remembered as a devoted family man, among many other attributes.

At Ruach, he had served as CEO, financial officer and elder.

His wife, the Rev. Florence Logan, recalled of their early years starting out: "Although we had begun a family, we put our pennies together to pay his tuition to Morgan State College (University)." While at Morgan State, Lewis took the correctional officer's exam and became one of the first Black corrections officers in Baltimore. Lewis graduated summa cum laude from Morgan State. He was given a full scholarship and entered New York University's two-year master's program majoring in marketing and finance."

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Florence; three sons, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis E. (Sudonna) Logan II, Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy (Keisha) Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. (Philomena) Logan; one daughter, Ms. Nicole Logan; a brother Mr. and Mrs. Alvin B. (Rose) Logan, and seven grandchildren.

Interment was at King Memorial Park in Baltimore.