Wife of Ga. congressman John Lewis dies

John and Lillian Lewis in 1988 (AJC file/Johnny Crawford)
Posted at 5:16 PM, Dec 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-31 13:02:00-05

ATLANTA (AP) - Lillian Miles Lewis, wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, has died.

Brenda Jones, a spokeswoman for the congressman, says Lewis died Monday morning in Atlanta.

Information on her cause of death and funeral arrangements was not immediately available.

Lillian and John Lewis have been married for 44 years and have a son.

Jones says the congressman will travel from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta Monday night. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the couple met at a New Year's Eve party in 1967.