Community gathers to celebrate life of Rev. Lewis Stewart Jr. Saturday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The community is saying goodbye to a lifelong social justice activist on Saturday.

Funeral arrangements for the Rev. Lewis Stewart Jr. will be held at Baber AME Church on Meigs Street, followed by his homegoing service at noon. The public is invited to attend.

Calling hours were Saturday morning, November 4 from nine until noon.

Rev. Stewart died on Friday at his home in Rochester after a long illness.

Rev. Stewart co-founded United Christian Leadership Ministry in 2013 where he successfully advocated for criminal justice reform. He used action and words to help eradicate social, economic, and racial inequities.