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Grace Emma Lewis

March 19, 2003 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 18)


Grace Emma Lewis passed away suddenly on July 20, 2021. Grace was born on March 19, 2003 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a 2021 Indian Hill graduate and a certified EMT and Wilderness First Responder. Grace is the youngest child of Michael Lewis and Kim Martin Lewis. She is also survived by her siblings who adored her: Hope Lewis, Luke Lewis, Tori Sparkman Lewis (Ian), Joshua Lewis and Daron Artis; her maternal grandmother, Beverly Martin and her paternal grandfather, Donald Lewis; Aunts and Uncles: David and Sue Lewis, Scott Lewis, Sara Lewis, Kevin Martin, Debbie Winn, David McMullen, Linda Lewis, Lora Lewis, Lance Lewis and Kathy McMullen; Nephews, Mario and Leo Lewis (Elizabeth Rogers) and many cousins who adored her. Grace was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Jere Martin and paternal grandmother, Arbia Faye Lewis.

Grace was a Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, workout, outdoor and animal enthusiast. Grace could never be found playing video games (except weekly sibling game nights). You could always find Grace at the Jiu-Jitsu studio, boxing gym or regular gym, outside in the woods playing with her dogs, making traps, shooting bows, running, hiking, rucking or whittling.

Grace prided herself in helping others. Her goal in life was to help people who could not help themselves. From the time she was very young, her Christmas and birthday lists were filled with requests for donations to charities that supported her passions. She also volunteered her time training her fellow Jiu-Jitsu students and loved helping others at every opportunity.

Grace was loved and will be missed terribly by her family, her Jiu-Jitsu, boxing and workout families, her dogs, her friends at Camp Sousley and Indian Hill, and everyone she touched along her journey in life.

The Celebration of Grace’s life will be held July 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, #A, Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by a luncheon. Please wear whatever you want. Grace would want you to be comfortable and she never liked dressing up.

In lieu of flowers, Grace’s family has established two Exploring with Grace Funds to honor Grace’s goal of helping people and carry on her passions of Jiu-Jitsu and the outdoors.

The Lewis Family and Gracie Cincinnati have established Exploring with Grace: Grace Lewis Jiu-Jitsu Fund, which will help underprivileged and at risk kids gain access to Jiu-Jitsu. Donations can be made to:


Exploring with Grace: Grace Lewis Jiu-Jitsu Fund
c/o Gracie Cincinnati Jiu-Jitsu
11263 Williamson Road
Blue Ash, OH 45241

The Lewis Family and the Greenacres Foundation have established the Exploring with Grace Fund to provide support for inner city children to attend Greenacres events and summer camp. Donations can be made to:


The Greenacres Foundation: Exploring with Grace Fund
8255 Spooky Hollow Road
Indian Hill, OH 45242 

To learn more about Grace in her own words, please visit her blog at


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Celebration of Life
July 31, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Greenacres Arts Center
8400 Blome Rd # A
Cincinnati, OH 45243


Exploring with Grace: Grace Lewis Jiu-Jitsu Fund
11263 Williamson Road, Blue Ash OH 45241
Tel: 1-513-860-2310

The Greenacres Foundation: Exploring with Grace Fund
8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Indian Hill OH 45242
Tel: 1-513-891-4227

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