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Melva Stewart

August 24, 1925 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 96)


Melva Stewart, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Rosetta Stewart, was born August 24, 1925, in Sardis, MS.

Melva received her education in Panola County. She accepted Christ at an early age at Bluff Springs MS Church in Batesville MS, and later became a member of West Camp MB Church in Batesville MS.

Melva was a proud and loving mother of seven children, one of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and provided for her family as a house keeper, working for Dr. N.C. House and Dr. Carlson. When she wasn’t working, Melva enjoyed sewing. She was a gentle woman, with a gentle smile.

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the Lord dispatched down one of His angels to serve notice to Melva Stewart that she was officially discharged from the earthly facility she called home, and would be transported on the wings of the angel to a new home, a mansion on high.

She will always be loved and forever remembered by her children; daughters: Rosie Marie (Clyde) Goolsby and Brenda F. Goodson, both of Oxford MS; sons:

Eugene Stewart (Kathleen) of Batesville MS, Charles A. Stewart (Lucille) of St. Louis MO, Quincy J. Stewart (Mildred) of Courtland MS, and Bennie R. Stewart of Shelby MS. She also leaves to cherish her memories, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Melva was preceded in death by her parents and her son, 

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Memorial Service
October 20, 2021

1:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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