In Loving Memory of Vorian Bertrand Lewis


Vorian Bertrand Lewis went on to glory on January 17, 2021. Vorian was born to the union of Eulysses Bertrand and Devoter Marie Lewis in Seattle, Washington on December 25th, 1963.

He attended elementary schools at John Muir, Graham Hill, and St. Mary’s Catholic school, middle schools Sharples and Asa Mercer, and graduated from Ingraham High School. After graduation, Vorian attended Olympic College in Bremerton, WA where he studied business accounting; Vorian earned four audio engineering degrees at the Institute of the Music in Cleveland, Ohio.

While in elementary and middle schools, Vorian played little league football playing for the Rainier Eagles. He played for the Rams at Ingraham High School (VBL#34) and later became a coach for the Eagles. In 2007 Vorian co-founded the Rainier Ravens football foundation.

While working for the Paramount Theatre here in Seattle, Vorian promoted several young adult concerts, dance events, and talent shows being one of the first promoters to produce a college step “stomp” event in the Northwest.

Vorian was a great humanitarian willing to help anyone who needed his help. Vorian never saw black or white, just fellow human beings. If he could do it, it was done for you. If asked how he was doing he would reply with his favorite saying “chilly willy”.

He is survived by his loving wife, April (Hampton)Lewis; children, Bertrand, Vorian Jr., Niema, Voriona and stepson Marcus Stevenson; grandchildren Kennedy Jones and Amir Lewis-Reed; parents Eulysses and Devoter Lewis; siblings Elythia (Ernest) Thompson of Atlanta, GA, Aquala, Marsalles (Regina), Shannae, Darius and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 from 11:00am to 4:30pm at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, Seattle, WA. Due to Covid-19, a private family only memorial service will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, Seattle, WA.