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.