On November 13, 2018, the Zeta Nu Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at the University of Georgia lost one of its beloved brothers - Floyd "Bookie" Lewis.
Bookie signed with the University of Georgia in 1990 as a 6'4" 330 pound Tackle out of Carrolton, GA. A Damn Good Dawg, Sigma and an even better man! Bookie coined the term "Zoo Nasty" and deserves credit for the alumni and brothers it boasts today!
Bookie was so much more than Sigma. He knew that to have a friend you had to be a friend and he embodied that every day.
He loved his family (blood or not) and SHOWED it with the little things he did that meant so much to us.
Tough luck if you got random calls from Bookie at 1AM, 2AM, 3AM 5AM, it didn't matter...if he wanted to check on you he would. There was no such thing as a time zone to Bookie when it came to family and friends and if you were on his mind he did what anyone would do when they care...he heard your voice. As imposing a man he was....his heart was even bigger.
Bookie loved life and he FOUGHT to the end.
For ten years he battled illness and lost a foot and then a leg. You would never know his pain through the smile in his voice. He suffered multiple setbacks, a stroke and finally succumbed to a massive heart attack.
Heaven got a lot of things Monday.
A Left Tackle for the football team, a booming BLUE PHI in that Omega Chapter in the sky and an Angel who knew in his living days that in the juxtaposition of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service...CHARITY is God's most precious gift and "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life but what we give".
We are asking your help to assist the family with funeral and other expenses. Details on the services will go out shortly. Every bit counts!
- Mike Penn
- Dr Kenneth Peoples
- Shinna Morgan
- Barry Calhoun
- Matt Curry
Organizer and beneficiary