Saturday, March 11, 2023

Jerry Lee Lewis’ son moves out of late icon’s Mississippi ranch after estate battle

JERRY-LEE-LEWIS-JSLate rock’ n’ roll icon, Jerry Lee Lewis, passed away in late 2022, leaving a legal battle brewing over his Mississippi ranch.

Jerry Lee Lewis III (Lee) has lived on the ranch with his sons. However, he was served with an eviction notice and turned over the keys earlier this month. His father previously signed over 2/3 of ownership rights to the ranch to his best friend and tour manager, Cecil Harrelson Sr., and the other 1/3 to a law firm. Harrelson became a member of the family after marrying Lewis’ younger sister, Linda Gail Lewis, with whom he has three children. 

Shortly after the “Great Balls of Fire” singer died last October, a website was created featuring photos of the ranch and the announcement that “Jerry Lee Lewis Ranch will be sold.” Potential buyers were offered a “hybrid development option” where they may use the land to build a gated community or resort.

“The place where I grew up is no longer our home and our Dad’s legacy, it’s now a property that will, unfortunately, be sold off without our input or decisions and contrary to my understanding of my father’s wishes,” Lee released in a statement.

For more information see Stephanie Giang-Paunon “Jerry Lee Lewis’ son moves out of late icon’s Mississippi ranch after estate battle” Fox News, March 7, 2023.

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