Happy 90th birthday
On Aug. 22, Dutchtown native Eva Larks Lewis turned 90 years young!
She was born to the late Hester Gaines Larks and Matthew Larks. A pillar in the community since youth, Eva has been serving at Progressive Baptist Church – co-founded by her grandfather, Jiles Gaines, in 1900 – for many years. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern-Star and the Civil Moon Social Club. She worked with the Senior Companion of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital of Baton Rouge, and is the mother of her area church. Married to the late, Joseph Lewis Sr. they have six children, 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grand children and six great, great-grandchildren. One of her favorite scriptures is II Corinthians 5:7. For we walk by faith and not by sight.