Lewis Scott III, 12, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on May 16, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois while playing a game in a pool.
Lewis and his family were on a trip to Illinois for a family member's graduation when the tragedy occurred.
Close family friend Sandy Stewart said Lewis died after playing the “hold your breath” game in a pool.
“He was an avid swimmer,” Stewart said. “He loved the beach. He did have some medical conditions, so they’re waiting on an autopsy report to come back.”
Lewis was known to many as an energetic sixth-grader who knew how to make everyone laugh.
He loved playing baseball and was known for his sportsmanship on the field.
His family said this about him: "Lewis was a joyful child who loved life and his family. He enjoyed swimming, playing baseball, basketball and Xbox Live, traveling to the beach and spending time with his cousins and friends. He earned a purple belt in karate and was a Boy Scout. His smile and big heart will be remembered always and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him."
Our deepest sympathies are with his parents, brother and sister and many loved ones who are grieving his loss. Rest well Lewis...
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