Dear Stewart Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Rick's passing. May God bless and be with you all!
I consider myself very blessed to have had you in my life. My first roomy in my first very own place...you, Boo and I singing Keith Sweat. Those moments and your unrelenting friendship I will treasure forever!
Rest, little Brother, in the loving arms of Our Father.
I'm going to miss you Rick!! Thank you for being such a great friend to me even through the rough times you were there. I will never ever forget it or you!!! Here you were fighting for your life an you were worried about why I was also in the hospital. What a giving soul you were all your kind words an prayers will never be forgotten!!! I will miss my random text messages when the heels play!!! Go Heels!! An you know this man!!! Love you Rick God bless you and your family!!!!
Dear Stewart Family, I had not seen Rick in several years but mostly I remember him as a child and that little loving smile he always had for everyone. He always had a conversation with me every time he saw me. He was a very special young man and an inspiration to all who knew him.
Love and Prayers,
Jim and Linda Temple
Dear Nancy and James,
We just saw this on facebook, and wanted you to know that our thoughts and fervent prayers are with you. We are praying that God's abundant grace will comfort your hearts. We cannot imagine what you are experiencing, but we know that God will take care of all your care.
Bradley and Madell Price
Rick I love you!!! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. You are an amazing friend with a huge loving heart who will never be forgotten. Pucker and Velcro shared some amazing adventures together and I will miss you dearly! I was so lucky to have you enter my life 10 years ago and you taught me what living life to the fullest was all about!! Enjoy those new lungs and sweet heavenly air!
Rick was a great person I will never forget. He had a smile that could make anyone smile. I am so glad I got to know him. I remember going bowling years ago with him, Buffie and others and I made the comment that his friend Jason was cute. I can still hear him saying "LOVE CONNECTION, LOVE CONNECTION." I am thankful to Rick for introducing me to Jason because we dated later married and were blessed with 3 wonderful boys. So again Thanks so much Rick and Love You!!! Rick let nothing hold him back, I can still see him dancing, because boy could he dance. He fought a good fight and is now in the arms of Jesus. My heart goes out to the Stewart Family and I will continue to pray for all of you.
Dear Rick, your life was a testament to your love for God and His people. You wanted to share that love until the very end. I remember when you came to Hickory Cove Bible Camp as a camper. Maybe not the strongest, most athletic, but always cheerful and ready to participate in any way possible. And now to have you come to work with us in the ministry of camp, again always cheerful and ready to participate. You have been an encouragement to many and give God the glory as you would do.
To the family we grieve also the loss of a dear friend who touched our lives and encouraged us as well. We are thankful that you sent him to camp and pray with you as you grieve the loss of one you have loved and helped through this challenging life. We pray that the God of all comfort will make His presence known to you. As for Rick, we know that now he is breathing easily and rejoicing in the presence of the Lord he loved and served.
Praying for you as you face the days ahead,
Barb (Martin) Taylhor
Rick, your life was a blessing and testimony to your love for God and His people as well as for those who do not know Him yet. You never gave up, felt sorry yourself or wavered in your commitment to give God all the glory and share His love with those around. I remember when you came to Hickory Cove Bible Camp as a boy, maybe not strong and athletic but cheerful and eager to participate in any way possible. And now, to have had you be a part of that ministry, encouraging others and helping in any way possible was humbling to all of us. Thank you for your faithful service. But we know that you are rejoicing and breathing easy now. For that we rejoice also.
To the family, thank you for sharing Rick with us, for bringing him to camp, and encouraging him in his walk with the Lord. We continue to pray for each of you as you grieve the loss of your dear one. We pray that the God of all comfort will be very present with you in the days ahead.
Sharing in your grief and praying God's rich blessing,
Barb (Martin) Taylor
In our thoughts and prayers
You are in my thoughts and prayers and the family. I know you are up in heaven with no more pain and suffering. I will always remember you as a great person and all the good talks we use to have. I really thought a lot of your family.
An amazing friend that meant so much to so many people. I feel so lucky to have so many memeries we shared together to cherish in my heart. He loved his family so much, what a great support of love he had. I chuckle as I think of my mother greeting him in heaven. The two of them could make your head spin from all the laughter.
Rick, you were my rock, my most honest friend. You never did have a problem being blunt, but that is what I loved about you the most. You loved my faults and cherished my emotions. For you, I will always be thankful for always seeing the best in me. Your strength, integrity, and love has held my heart through the good and bad. I will never forget your words of encouragement through the pressures and stresses of nursing school. Rick, you are so missed, and we will continue to fight for CF in your loving memory. Give mom a hug for me, and ya'll behave up there! Love ya, mean it! Forever----
Liz, you have my sympathy and prayers. Take care. Angela
Rick was a one of kind person I will never forget. He was a fun person to be around and had a smile that could make anyone smile. If it wasn't through God working through Rick and a friend Buffie I would never have met my husband Jason Baker and been blessed with 3 wonderful boy's. We all went out one night bowling together and I made the comment Jason was cute and I can still hear Rick saying "LOVE CONNECTION", "LOVE CONNECTION" and well from there Rick and Buffie told Jason and we later dated and married. Rick fought a long battle but finally he is at peace and I can just see him dancing and singing for Jesus in Heaven because Rick Stewart could really dance!!! My heart goes out to the Stewart Family and I will be praying for all of you. We will one day see our loved ones again.
Dear Stewart Family,
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. After talking with you, I know God's peace will continue to be with you and help you through this time. Phil 4:7
Theresa (Grant) Thijs