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Bishop John H. Stewart Jr., 82, Anderson, was called home on Sept. 20, 2017.
He was born March 28, 1935, in Doddsville, Mississippi, to John Henry and Flora Stewart. He and his young family relocated to Anderson, Indiana in 1959. He was initially employed as a railman, but retired from General Motors after 30 years of service.
Bishop Stewart was a faithful servant of God, accepting Christ as his personal savior and being baptized in Jesus' name at Christ Temple Apostolic Church by Elder Armster Barnes. He later founded Holy Ghost Temple Apostolic Church in September of 1977. His love for Christ was unwavering, He worked tirelessly to witness to and encourage any and everyone that he came in contact with. He was always available to the community that he served; providing clergy to anyone who called on him, many of whom had no church home. He was a true servant leader.
Bishop Stewart leaves to honor his legacy, his devoted wife of 60 years, Mother Ethel Stewart; sons, John H. Stewart III, George (Florence) Stewart, Milton Stewart, Roger Stewart, and Rondell Stewart; daughters, Ruthie (William) Young, Delores Stewart, Triniadale (Willie) Goldsmith, and Laketta (Ryan) Mason; 25 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Stewart and Ella Lewis; brother-in-law, Fountain Simpson; sister-in-law, Gertrude Stewart, The Pauline Davis family, Pastor Annie and Johnny Williams family, Robert Hood Sr., Ruby Davis as well as a host nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins.
Bishop John H. Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Flora Stewart; son, James Stewart; brothers, Amos Stewart, Jessie Stewart, and Earl Stewart; sisters, Dorothy Woods, Bernice Lewis, and Lillie Simpson; father and mother-in-law, R.B. and Jessie Wheeler.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 with a memorial tribute at 7 p.m. at Holy Ghost Temple Apostolic Church, 2001 Cedar St.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at Christ Temple Apostolic Church, 1610 W. 22nd St. Additional visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service.
Funeral services have been entrusted to L.C. May Funeral Services Inc., William A. Young, Funeral Director.
Published on September 27, 2017
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