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Wesley Stewart Jr.

June 22, 1935 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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WESLEY N. STEWART JR. AFFECTIONATELY CALLED “DEAT” WAS THE SEVENTH OF TWELVE CHILDREN  BORN TO THE LATE WESLEY AND PICCOLA STEWART ON JUNE 22,1935. HE DEPATED THIS LIFE ON NOVEMBER 19, 2022 IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY.

WESLEY GREW UP IN A CHRISTIAN HOME AND ATTENDED MT CARMEL AME ZION CHURCH. HE SANG ON THE JUNIOR CHOIR. AMONG HIS MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS WESLEY WAS A DRUM MAJOR FOR BARR STREET HIGH  SCHOOL. AFTER COMPLETING THE 11TH  GRADE WESLEY TRAVELED NORTH TO BUFFALO, NY  AND THEN TO DETROIT MICHIGAN. HIS DEDICATION TO MUSIC IN HIGH SCHOOL PROPELLED HIM TO EXPLORE HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS. HE BECAME SKILLED PIANIST AND HAD A MAGNIFICIENT STAGE PRESENCE AS HE WOULD ACT IN PLAYS AS WELL AS DESIGN HIS OWN COSTUME. HIS PASSION WOULD SHINE AS HE PLAYED BACKUP FOR THE CARAVANS, DOROTHY NORWOOD SINGERS, AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS STAPLE SINGERS AND MANY OTHERS. HE ALSO ENJOYED HIKING , FISHING AND LISTENING TO GOSPEL MUSIC.

HE BECAME EMPLOYED AT GMC TRUCKING AND COACH DIVISION IN PONTIAC,MICHIGAN. AFTER MANY YEARS OF HARD WORK WESLEY MOVED BACK TO LANCASTER TO PROVIDE CARE TO HIS AILING MOTHER. UPON HIS RETURN WESLEY BEGAN WORK AS A SECURITY GUARD AT THE FOUR POINTS SHERATON IN CHARLOTTE NC. AND THE CHARLOTTE COLISEUM WHERE HE RETIRED AFTER SERVING DILIGENTLY FOR YEARS.

LOVE AND COMPASSION ARE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE HIS CHARACTER. WESLEY NEVER HAD CHILDREN BUT HE WAS A FATHER TO ALL HIS NIECES AND NEPHEWS. HE HAD A VERY ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT. THERE WAS NEVER A DULL MOMENT AS HE WOULD ENJOY SPENDING TIME WITH HIS SISTERS. TRAVELING TO FORTY ACRE ROCK SHARING SAND GROWN WATERMELONS FROM PAGELAND AND EXPLORING FOUR POINTS PARK. HE CARED DEEPLY FOR ALL MANKIND AND GAVE UNSELFLESSLY AND NEVER EXPECTED REPAYMENT. A TRUE ANGEL TO ALL THAT KNEW HIM.

LEFT TO CHERISH THESE AND OTHER MEMORIES ARE FOUR SISTERS, JANIE MARSHALL, MABLE STEWART BOTH OF BUFFALO, NY, ARLENE STEVENSON, MARGIE DUNCAN BOTH OF LANCASTER, SC

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY TWO SISTERS, MARY L. STEWART, MARGARET ROBINSON, FIVE BROTHERS, WILLIE L. STEWART, JOHN T. STEWART, MACK G. STEWART, HIAWATHA STEWART, FRANKLIN D. STEWART

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 26, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Crawford Funeral Home
410 W. Meeting Street
Lancaster, SC 29720

Funeral Service
Sunday
November 27, 2022

2:00 PM
Crawford Funeral Home
410 W. Meeting Street
Lancaster, SC 29720

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Wesley Stewart Jr.

June 22, 1935-November 19, 2022




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