Ray Lewis is quite the speaker.
Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis faced an emotional weekend as he mourned the tragic loss of his son, Ray Lewis III.
The younger Lewis passed away at the age of 28 on June 15th, prompting a police response to a medical emergency.
Reportedly found lying naked between a wall and a bed, he was administered Narcan but failed to respond. Video footage of the funeral later surfaced on social media, which exhibited the elder Lewis delivering a heartrending speech before bidding his final farewell to his son.
“We will see you again,” Lewis said.
“Everybody that’s here in this room today for my son, from the deepest corners of my family’s heart, thank you.”
“My son used to always say to me, ‘Pops, let’s make today a good day.’ And today, now that I finally see my son’s physical body, you will make today a good day,” Ray Lewis said.
Recalling his son’s joyful demeanor, Lewis expressed gratitude toward everyone present at the funeral and stated his faith in seeing his son once again. This was the former linebacker’s first public statement about the loss of his son.
As a high school running back in Lake Mary Prep, Florida, Lewis III had a stellar performance with a total of 20 touchdowns and 1,898 yards in his senior year.
He later played college football in Miami, Coastal Carolina, and Virginia and also featured in the Champions Indoor Football League with the Wyoming Mustangs during the 2021-22 season.