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A Tribute to Lonnie Hewitt

Lonnie Hewitt, Jr., a native of New Orleans, LA passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the age of 75. Lonnie was an alumnus of L.B. Landry High School (1964) and Southern University and A&M College (1969). He was the President and co-founder of Hewitt-Washington & Associates Architects and Planners (founded in 1978), a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects), and The Collaborative—a group of small business owners who advocated for economic parity and equity for all local, small and disadvantaged businesses in New Orleans. Lonnie’s hobbies included cooking, working on home improvement projects and watching Saints football. But his greatest joy was being with his grandkids. Lonnie is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Carolyn Joseph Hewitt; daughters, Jonique Hewitt Narine (Seth), Sheena Hewitt Berry; son, Damon Todd Hewitt (Melissa); sisters, Helen Getridge (Donald), Doretha Muse (Elmo); brother, Tyrone Hewitt (Geneva); grandchildren, Mason Berry, Aminah, Avery and Desmond Todd Hewitt; and brother-in-law, Keith Joseph. He was preceded in death by his parents, Selena Ankum and Lonnie Hewitt, Sr.; and daughter, Chelon Hewitt. To offer a message of condolence, please visit www.oursofh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to NOMA’s Project Pipeline, which empowers young people to affect change in their community through design. https://www.noma.net/project-pipeline/

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