Josephine Heath Holland Stewart

Born: Sat., Jan. 7, 1922
Died: Wed., Apr. 5, 2006

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Josephine Heath Holland Stewart, age 84, of Jackson Mississippi, formerly of Greensboro, Georgia, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at her son''s residence in Mississippi. Born in Marshall County, Kentucky on January 7, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond Holland and Josie Heath Holland. She grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Little Rock High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, pet dog, Prince, and playing bridge with her friends. Miss Jo was devoted to her church, First Baptist Church of Greensboro, where she taught the Children''s I and II Department for forty-nine years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Talmadge Stewart Jr. in July of 2001; she is survived by three sons, who are in the ministry, Rev. Dr. James H. Stewart of Jackson, MS, Rev. Dr. Charles A. Stewart of Ft. Worth, TX and Rev. A. T. Stewart III of Powder Springs, GA; a sister, Deese Holland Askew of Orlando, FL; eleven grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 11:00 a. m. at the First Baptist Church of Greensboro with Rev. Michael Hardy and Rev. Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating. Interment will follow in Greenview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are James Holland Stewart Jr., Jesse Stewart, Joshua Stewart, Billy McCommons, David Torbert, Lamar Callaway, Dan Jones and Stewart Adams. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Bill Crawford
   Posted Wed April 05, 2006
Jimmy, Charles and Arthur, My condolences go out to you and your families at this time upon the passing of your mother. I have very fond memories of your parents and the three of you during my years in Greensboro. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. May God Bless and Keep You!!

Tom Randall
   Posted Wed April 05, 2006
Jimmy,Charles and Arthur this is a sad day and life changing event.The best to all of you. Bye for now Tom Randall

Ron & Betsy Hollingsworth
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
Dear Pastor AT, We send our condolences to you and your precious family during this time of loss. I know that it is very difficult to release a loved one that you are so close to, but isn't it great to be assured that she is in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. We are praying for you and send our love. Your brother & sister in Christ, Ron & Betsy

George Tumlin
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
Jimmy, Charles, and A.T., I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her and your father fondly. May God's richest blessings and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you all in your time of grief. In Jesus Christ, George

Percy & June Meeks
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
Our prayers are with you. We know she was proud of her sons, and we are too. God Bless.

Glenda L. & Selena Williamson
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
Pastor A.T. You and your family are in our prayers. May God keep you close and strengthen you in the up- coming days.

Patsy Dickson
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
I know you have wonderful memories of your grandmother. It is wonderful that you have her name. As you know, my mother's name was Josie.

Wanda Arnold
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Earl, Wanda, and Sarah

Penny & Bobby Bone
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
Bobby and I would like to express our sincere condolences to your family during this time. Whereas Mrs. Stewart has been given the ultimate promotion to be with our Lord and Savior, we shall continue to live in this world and appreciate the family she has so generously shared with the rest of us. God Bless you All. Penny & Bobby Bone Westside Baptist Church, Mableton

David Ashley
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
To the family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Jo, I work with EMS here and had taken her to Athens Regional just a few months ago. I also worked in her yard cutting brush and her flowers, she loved her yard. I will keep you in my prayers. David Ashley

Bev Kuemmel
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
i will be praying for the family and rejoicing that that Mrs. Stewart is with Jesus.

David & Greta Cowart
   Posted Thu April 06, 2006
Greta and I are so sorry about your loss. We are hoping for peace and strength for you, your parents and the rest of your family as you cope. We are amazed at her 49 year career teaching Sunday School and have no doubt that such allegiance and unbounded love is being well-rewarded now. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. David & Greta

Glenn Goldstein
   Posted Fri April 07, 2006
My sincere condolences to a family that will always be dear to my heart for so many fond memories made possible by "Mr. Stewart" and "Miss Stewart" and Jimmy and Charles and Arthur. They gave of themselves and made growing up in Greensboro really special.

bonnie wade
   Posted Fri April 07, 2006
May our continue to comfort,Bonnie

Pat & Amanda Harrison
   Posted Fri April 07, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Mal and Pam (Jernigan) Wade
   Posted Fri April 07, 2006
Dear Pastor A.T., We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. Bonnie (Wade) e-mailed us and gave us this link. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. We thank the Lord Jesus that you, your family and your Mama are in His loving arms and care. Mal and Pam (Jernigan) Wade

Horace Harwell Sr.
   Posted Sat April 08, 2006
My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Jimmy Thomas
   Posted Sun April 09, 2006
My thoughts are with the Stewart family. I have some fond memories of Mrs. Jo.

Julian "Hutch-i-baugh" Hutchins
   Posted Fri April 21, 2006
Hey Jimmy, Charles, and A.T., I'm sorry to hear of your mama's death. She had a lot of great years and a lot of great influence on a lot of people . . . including me. God bless y'all. Hold to the Rock! Hutch