She was born Sept. 12, 1925. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill. She was retired from Singing River Hospital. After retiring she served as a caretaker for many people in Clarke County and the surrounding area.
Survivors include five sons, Johnny Steward, Arnell (Regina) Scott, both of Mt. Vernon, Jamie (Yolanda) Scott, Knoxville, TN, Matthew (Ruby) Martin, Darryl (Yolanda) Martin, all of Mobile; four daughters, Eva (Kenneth) Scott Millender, Gautier, MS, Debra Debeaux, Mobile, Brenda Watson, Boston, MA, Bernadette (Shedrick) Madison, South Bend, IN; one aunt, Laura Chapman; five sister-in-laws, Vicy Scott, Prichard, Tilma Williams, Honey (Myrtill) Inge, all of Mobile, Ola B. Williams, Jackson, Lillie Belle Taylor, Pittsburg, PA; 40 grandchildren; 34 greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnell and Alberta Steward; a daughter, Hattie Henderson, one grandson, Paul E. Straight Jr., two greatgrandsons, Justin Barnes, Kessie Steward, sisters, Ollie Mae Foster, Minnie Mae Chapman; daughter, Delores Steward.
The service was Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill. Burial was in the Mt. Zion No. 2 Cemetery in Grove Hill. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.
Pallbearers were Johnathan Steward, Mandy Scott, Jason Scott, Malcolm Dedeaux, Chris Henderson, Tremaine Martin and Forrest Sherrod.