The Jno G. Lewis Medal of Excellence is awarded for exceptional and sustained service on behalf of the Society. This is the highest award given by the Society.

Recipients of the Medal of Excellence are:

1980   Joseph A. Walkes, Jr.

1981   Dr. James A. Mingo

1983   Dr. I. H. Clayborn

1983   Booker T. Alexander

1984   Walter T. Bradley

1985   Dr. Russell S. Gideon

1986   Herbert Dailey

1987   Solomon Wallace

1987   Paul V. Best

1988   William Clemons

1989   Earl L. Bradford

1990   Rev. Howard L. Woods

1991   William D. Green

1992   James V. Todd

1993   William C. Parker, Jr

1993   Raymond T. Coleman

1994   James A. Allen, Sr.

1994   Clyde Payne

1995   Sid Breckenridge, Sr.

1995   Thomas R. Vickers

1996   Oscar Roberts

1997   Brian Abrams

1997   Charles Taylor

1998   William Chapman

1998   Tommy Rigmaiden

1999   James ‘Rocky’ Dallas

2000   William H. Gross

2000   Robert Campbell

2000   Edward B. Darnell

2000   Lamont Dixon

2001   RALPH Mcneal

2002   Cleveland O. Singleton

2002   James ‘Black’ Hall

2003   Nicholas B. Locker

2005   Dr. Ralph Slaughter

2006   John B. Williams

2007   Howard Harvey

2008   Ulysses Cooper

2009   Ras T. Cannady

2009   David Archibald