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Jerry Albert Stewart

Jerry Albert Stewart, 82, born November 15, 1938, peacefully passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at his home. Visitation will be held at Morrison Heights Baptist Church, Clinton, MS on Monday, September 13, 2021, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with services at 11:00 am in the Morrison Heights Sanctuary. Burial at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Clinton following the service.

He was born in Tylertown, MS the oldest of four children to George Albert and KT Stewart. He graduated from Tylertown High School where he was active in multiple sports. His senior football team went undefeated and participated in the Gas Bowl in Prentiss, MS.

In 1956, He entered the University of Southern Mississippi, and enrolled in the ROTC. In 1960, he graduated from USM where he received a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. After being active in ROTC at USM he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the US Army.

In 1960, He entered Finance School at Indianapolis, Indiana, with a first assignment as a finance officer to Ft. Rucker, AL. Between 1961 and 1982 he proudly served in the US Army reserve as a finance officer with various duty assignments at numerous posts. He retired as a Colonel.

In 1962, he began his career with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi as a Sales and Marketing representative serving customers throughout Mississippi. He was also affiliated with Standard Life Insurance Company. He retired in 2002 after 40 years of service and dedication.

He was a faithful and active member of his church, Morrison Heights, for 50 years where he served as a deacon and served on many committees. He was a member of Faithful Followers Life Group and Legacy of Faith where he so enjoyed the fellowship, love, and support of each of its members.

He loved his family, friends, and community. He was always so supportive of the many school and community activities that his children and grandchildren were very active in. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and being outdoors.

He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and KT Stewart, in laws, Austin and Odera Stogner, his sister Janice Kaye Stewart, and brother in laws Paris Ladner and Davis Boyd.

He is survived by his wife and love of his life of 62 years, Joy Stogner Stewart; his children, son Alan Albert Stewart (wife Melea) and daughter Lisa Stewart Williamson (husband Bryan); his grandchildren, Shannon Stewart Aaron (husband Bobby), Cole Alan Stewart (wife Kelsi), James Taylor Williamson (wife Jessica), and Jerry Landon Williamson and his great-grandchildren, Paden Grace Williamson and Emma Presley Aaron; his sisters Janet S. Ladner and Diane S. Boyd and brother-in-law, Tim Stogner (wife Mary) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to thank Sta Home Health and Hospice services as well as the loving and dedicated caregivers Mildred Moore and Ruby Singleton.

Memorials may be made to Morrison Heights Baptist Church, 3000 Hampstead Boulevard, Clinton, MS 39056.


Jerry Albert Stewart
November 15, 1938 - September 10, 2021





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