William Henry Stewart

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 21, 2011

Jan. 18, 1941- Oct. 14, 2011

NATCHEZ — Services for William Henry Stewart, 70, of Natchez, who died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Hill Baptist Church No. 1 with the Rev. Joe W. Pickett officiating.

Burial will follow at Pry’s Temple Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mr. Stewart was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Natchez, the son of Pearly and Nancy Stewart. He attended Natchez-Adams public schools and was employed by Adams County Maintenance Department as a road supervisor. He was retired.

Mr. Stewart was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church No. 1 and served as a Sunday school member, former usher board member and later became a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; three brothers, Lee Andrew Stewart, Timothy Stewart and Eddie Stewart; and two sisters, Pearlie Lee Stewart and Georgia Rose Bacon.

Survivors include one son, William A. “Baby Boy” Stewart and wife, Sharon; one daughter, Genora Kim Lyles and husband, Arthur; two granddaughters, Kimberly D. Johnson and Natalie M. Stewart and husband, Jomil; one grandson, Timothy S. Collins; two great-grandsons, Jalin L. Johnson and Christian J. Sutton, all of Natchez; five sisters, Jessie King of San Antonio, Texas, Josie Jackson and husband, Amos, Theresa Cain and husband, Luther, Rose Turner and husband, Roosevelt and Peggy Rice, all of Natchez; four brothers, Manson Stewart and wife, Betty, of Atlanta, Horace Stewart and wife, Kathaleen, of Monroe, La., Alvin Stewart and Kenny Stewart and wife, Tawana, all of Natchez; two aunts, Mary Irving and Virginia Terrell; one uncle, Manson Wade and wife, Lula Mae; three sisters-in-law, Margret Morris, Mary McQuarters and Joan Willis, all of Natchez; two special nieces, Donyale Towns and Latoya Stewart, both of Atlanta; and a number of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends near and far that were so dear to his heart.