The Lewis Family is 3 generations of a musical family from Georgia. The Lewis Family is recognized as one of the most reputable music group and has its place in Georgia’s Music Hall of Fame. This website is dedicated to the history of 3 generations of this remarkable family.
How it started
Pop (Roy) and Mom (Pauline) Lewis formed The Lewis Family and was joined by many of their children. They had eight children: Miggie, Wallace, Esley, Mosley, Talmadge, Polly, Janis and Roy (Little Roy) Lewis.
The family always enjoyed playing music together and continued to do so from the moment their kids were at a very young age. When son Wallace was 12, Mom Lewis taught him some guitar chords, and Little Roy started playing the banjo already when he was only 6 years old.
The musical group started out with the four brothers making music together under the name “the Lewis Brothers” until the year 1951 when father Roy and the daughters joined the group and they changed the group’s name to “The Lewis Family.” That name later became one of the most famous names in the world of gospel music.