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Wardell Stewart


1946 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Wardell Stewart Obituary
Wardell Stewart was born March 17, 1946, in Earle, to the late Frank Stewart Sr. and Jo Wanna Stewart.  Wardell was called by the Master, and he answered Oct. 25, 2017, at St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro.  
Wardell confessed Christ as his personal Savior at an early age at the Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church in Forrest City. He later moved his membership to the Stanley Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Caldwell, under the leadership of Pastor Anthony Lewellen, where he remained faithful until his health began to fail.   Wardell loved to sing in and out of the church, and always had a testimony of God's goodness to him.
He also loved to fish and was always ready to fellowship with family and friends with his famous barbecue.  Wardell was employed with Hobbs Farm & Equipment in Colt for over 35 years as a painter and equipment operator.  
Wardell leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife, Ishya Johnson-Stewart; two daughters, Valencia Stewart Jasso and Kelaria Wilder; a son, Elliott Dell Stewart; four grandchildren; five sisters, Beola Barber-Moore, Jean Stewart-McCree, Marie Stewart, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Loisteen Stewart (Othello) Bowman of Lewisville, Texas; five brothers, Clarence (Judy) Moore, Jr., of Oakland, Calif., Rainey (Felisa) Stewart of Forrest City, Lee Earnest Stewart of Fort Worth, Texas, T. J. Stewart, Michael Stewart of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the chapel of Kincaid in Forrest City. The funeral service for Wardell Stewart will be Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., at Salem M.B. Church with Pastor Ossie Thomas delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow at Forrest City Cemetery.
Kincaid Funeral Services of Forrest City is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Times-Herald on Nov. 2, 2017
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