Fans, musical peers pay last respects to rock pioneer

52 views – Memphis Commercial Appeal – 2022-11-04 06:33:32

“This Is Our Killer.”

Those words, written vertically, one letter atop another, were printed on a ribbon that dangled Thursday night from the lone floral arrangement that had been placed on the casket that held the mortal remains of Jerry Lee Lewis.

The casket was inside the Hernando Funeral Home on U.S. 51 in DeSoto County, Mississippi. Outside, Lewis was still indomitable, even immortal, in the memories and appraisals of the hundreds of fans, friends, peer musicians and others — some in suitcoats and ties, some with tattoos and rockabilly pompadours — who lined up to pay their respects…

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