Rene Robin Lewis, 62, unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack on September 1, 2022. Although a failing heart sent her home to be with the Lord, her loving heart left a beacon of light for everyone she knew.\n\nEveryone who knew Rene knew that she was both a lover and servant of God. As a Psalmist, she found no greater pleasure than ushering in His presence through song and leading others to do the same. Her music ministry personified 'worship and warfare.' As a minister and songwriter, Rene encouraged others to 1) abandon themselves in the love of the Father and His love for us, 2) woo God by pursuing, cultivating and maintaining a love affair and intimacy with Him through worship, and 3) rise to take their rightful place in His Kingdom. Her motto was: 'Follow after, become like, and manifest Jesus!'\n\nRene was both an intercessor (praying on behalf of others) and prayer warrior (engaging in spiritual warfare). She understood, gladly accepted, and fulfilled her assignments. She awoke daily at 3:00 or 4:00 am and petitioned God on behalf of her family, friends, and anyone else God laid on her heart. She fasted faithfully for herself and others as well.\n\nRene was also a poet and the author of 'God Speak: The Anticipations of Love' which was published in 2017. The poems chronicle her journey and struggles through life that culminated in her discovery of the beauty, vibrancy, and uniqueness of who she was, revealed to her through the love of God. \n\nRene was a persistent learner, always reading and studying both the Word of God and other books that helped her to grow and mature in her faith. She greatly enjoyed studying black history. She was a giver who sowed into the Kingdom of God and into the lives of others. She loved her family and friends immensely and was always willing to pray with/for others and share stories and testimonies to encourage them and brighten their day. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. \n\nRene was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry Lewis and Barbara Jean Lewis, her brother, Darryl Swann, and uncles William Swann, Jr. and Aubrey Swann, Sr. She is survived by aunts, Laverne Ross, Sandra Swann, and Maxine Swann, niece, Aisha Swann, lifelong friends, Dorcas Blocker (John) and Tanya Brown (Jesse), godchildren, Nomoya Malcolm and David Blocker, and a great host of other family and friends.