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Mrs. Lillian Alfriend Blackwell Stewart, affectionately known "Baby Sis," of 15314 White Oak Road, Church Road, Va., departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Va.

A native of Dinwiddie County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Nadius and Mattie Lee Young Blackwell. She joined the Center Star Baptist Church at an early age.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Logan Stewart Jr., and brother, Herbert Lee Blackwell, and sister-in-law, Martha Stewart Gholson.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by her four sons, Michael Jerome Stewart (Julia) of Newport News, Va., Jeffery Wendall Stewart of Dinwiddie, Va., William Henry Stewart (Audrey) of Newport News, Va., and Logan Scott Stewart of Savannah, Ga.; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family would like to especially thank HCC, VCU and Southside Regional medical centers for all acts of kindness during the illness of our mother, Mrs. Lillian Alfriend Blackwell Stewart.

Services for Mrs. Lillian Alfriend Blackwell Stewart, also known as "Baby Sis," will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Dr. Herbert W. Anderson, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, eulogist. Interment to follow at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Stewart and watch the funeral services live online at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
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Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2014
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