James Benjamin Stewart

July 20, 1920 - October 13, 2013

07/20/1920 - 10/13/2013

Past Services

Wednesday October 16, 2013
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Thursday October 17, 2013
11:00 am
Oak Grove Baptist Church
1437 Highway 11 S
Aulander, NC 27805
Additional Information:

Interment will be at Hoggard Memorial Cemetery in Lewiston immediately following the service. Rev. Greg Hurdle, Rev. Taylor Latham, and Rev. Bob Skeens will be officiating the service.

James Benjamin Stewart, 93, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2013. He was born July 20, 1920, the son of Bennie Alvin and Cora Stewart. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stewart, was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Mildred Medlin Stewart, the mother of his four children. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Roy and Robert Stewart and three sisters, Mae Mathews, Margaret Louck, and Katherine Johnson.

He is survived by his four children, Jeane Shearon of Ahoskie, Larry Stewart of Gatesville, Carolyn Martin of Ahoskie, and Sandra Hall of Millennium-Aulander. He is survived by 12 grandchildren, Don W Shearon, Jr (Carol), Michelle Shearon, Shad Stewart (Kelly), Melissa Stewart, Crissy Stewart (Laura) and Laura Beth Stewart-Payne (Nathan) Carla Jernigan-Fuller (Chris) Jennifer Jernigan Broder (Guido) Joey Jernigan III(Lori) Tommi Ann Hall-Bryant (Stuart) Joshua Hall, Katie Hall Cullipher (Johnny) and 17 great grandchildren, Shelby Jeane Shearon, Don W Shearon, III, Mattie Ann Stewart, Mason D Stewart, Marina Storm Stewart, Jordan Stewart-Ingalls, Morrison Stewart-Williams, Garland Stewart-Williams, Harper Stewart-Williams,Kalob Payne, Tyler Rhys Stewart-Payne, August Stewart-Payne, Stewart Hickey, Anna Lynn Hickey, Brennan Fuller, Harrison Fuller, Olivia Skye Cullipher. Also left to cherish his memory are two brothers, Larry Louis Stewart (Janet) of Durham, and Gene W Stewart (Judie) of Harmony, Florida.

Mr. Stewart also leaves many dear friends from his church at Oak Gove Baptist Church and Lewiston Baptist Church. Before moving to Millennium, Mr. Stewart lived and worked in Lewiston, where he retired from Weyherhaueser Corp and S & H Used Cars. He was a member, deacon, and Sunday School teacher for over 50 years at Lewiston Baptist Church.

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Kay Byrd
10 years ago

Carolyn, I did not realize it was your Dad’s visitation, at the same time as my Mom’s. My thoughts and prayers are with you, too as we grieve together. We have many good memories.

Dana M White
10 years ago

I was so sorry to learn of Mr. James’ passing. I pray God will give you all comfort and peace to go about your daily lives without him. Keeping you all in prayer and thought.

Dana M. White


Debbie and Martin Gambill
10 years ago

We are saddened to hear of Uncle JB’s death. I have fond memories of him and Aunt Mildred. He lived a long life. It will be hard as you will miss him, but knowing that he is in the presence of our Savior Jesus Christ makes it easier! Praying for each of you and asking for God to provide each of you with the peace and comfort that only He can give. Much love to all of you, Debbie and Martin and family

T. C. Eure
10 years ago

Sorry for your loss I thought highly of Mr. Stewart

Trish Carson
10 years ago

Sympathy and prayers to the Stewart family on your loss. Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are all in our prayers. Mr. Stewart lived a long, fruitful life and it was a blessing to have such a large family to love him, and he in return.

Elizabeth Merritt
10 years ago

He will be missed but always in our hearts. My sympathys and love to the family.

Tommy Powell
10 years ago

Carolyn and family so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. It was a joy visiting him weekly with Holly Spring Baptist Church. Your father always had a smile and kind words with all of us. May GOD comfort all of you at this time. Tommy

Brenda Baisey
10 years ago

I am so sorry. I love you all very much. Be strong and remember all the memories that you shared.

Glenn & Lou M. Higley
10 years ago

Dear cousins. I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Uncle J.B. I stayed with my cousins through the years, I guess since I was 6-7 yrs old. I remember Tillery, Bethel and Lewiston. Lots of memories for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you all and hope to be there. Lou & Glenn