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Louise Thomas Stewart, 91 of Sanford passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 10:30am Monday at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. A Memorial service will follow at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church in Sanford.
Mrs. Stewart was born in Harnett Co., on September 19, 1925 to Jimmie McNeil Thomas and Mary Fuquay Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Stewart; sisters, Alice Porter, Irene Holder and Aline Byrd; a brother, Luther Thomas.
Mrs. Stewart grew up on a farm during the depression, where she learned what work is at a young age; to work is to love. Whether it was cooking a perfect Sunday dinner for her family, teaching Sunday school at First Baptist Church, working as an aircraft technician during the war effort, or using her sewing machine to make one of a kind Halloween costumes for her grandchildren, Louise approached everything the same: with patience, skill, and infinite love.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her son, Jimmy Kermit Stewart of Sanford; two grandsons, Sam M. Stewart of Brooklyn, NY and Jack R. Stewart of Santa Fe, NM; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday at First Baptist Church beginning at 1:00pm.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
What a wonderful lady Louise was..Sweet,kind and certainly spoke her mind.She loved her family and friends..Always a hard worker.Heaven gained another angel..
Charlene Cummings Mar 5 2017 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. While nothing will completely take away your grief, by meditating on God's promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. My family and I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
H. Fields Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM
My parents were best friends with Kermit & Louise. They were actually playing cards when my Mom went into labor. I was born the next day, Sept. 19, which was also Louise's Birthday! Hence, my middle name. I also received my baby ring and 1st silver dollar from them. I still remember how my brother & I loved visits at their home due to her awesome cooking/baking and Kermit's BIG fish tank. We'd sit and watch them for hours.
"Aunt" Louise (as I fondly called her) was such a blessing in my life. She was wise, so very giving, made me laugh, & I knew she prayed for me often! I so enjoyed our visits, phone calls (up until she couldn't hear me via the phone anymore), and talks about the Lord, family, etc., etc.
I truly look forward to spending eternity with this beautiful, Godly woman.
Love you always, Aunt Louise!
Sharon Louise Nixon-Escochea Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM
Ms. Stewart was our next door neighbor, for more than six years. It was not unusual to see her out, working in her yard, even into her late eighties! She cooked food for us, and gave us flowers to plant, at different times. She was such a kind, generous, and personable lady, and we're gonna miss seeing her around here Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jimmy, Sam, Jack, and Andy.
Irvin & Connie Garrett Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM
I Carry Your Heart With Me
By E. E. Cummings (Rev)
I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart, I am never without it anywhere.
I go you go, and whatever is done by only me is your influence....
I fear no fate.... I want no world for beautiful.
And its you, everything an Aunt has always meant and whatever a beautiful song will always sing is you.
Here is the deepest mystery nobody knows, here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud....
And the sky of a tree called life, which grows higher than a soul can hope or a mind can hide.
And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart.
I carry your love Aunt Louise, I carry it in my heart.
Your loving nephew,
CDR Thomas A. Holder, USN, Ret. Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM
Jimmy and grandchildren, your mom and grandmother was a great lady. Always smiling and friendly to everyone. She is now with her Lord and free of pain and suffering. My heart goes out to the family of Louise. Her husband and my father (Talbott Stewart) were cousins.
La Fay Stewart Pickard
LaFay Pickard Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM
Jimmy, grandchildren and family. Rembering your mother and grandmother as a beautiful lady, always a smile on her face. Know that through the years she has suffered,but now she is back to being, Louise Stewart once again. My father, Talbott Stewart was your fathers cousin, he too was a wonderful man.
LaFay Pickard Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM
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