Obituary of Alice L. Stewart
Born on March 4, 1962 in New York, NY to the late Oscar Jean Stewart and Annie Lou Diggs Stewart, Alice Lucrista Stewart, was the first of the five.
From the beginning and even through all of life’s curve balls, Alice never hesitated to let you know that she was the oldest and that you needed to listen to her and not the other way around. She was always determined and had her own goals. She refused to accept her limitations kindly and fought for her independence and the right to live her best life. Her tenacity led her to be in the 1980 William Penn High School graduating class in Philadelphia, PA, where she earned her high school diploma. Her determination also swayed her to try her hand at very short employment opportunities, but it wasn’t the amount of time on the job she was seeking, It was a chance for her to prove that she could do it.
As we celebrate her life today, it is important to note some of the things that she enjoyed the most and as you look in the seating area outside the state room, you’ll notice a small fond reflection of some of her favorites, which were jelly beans, lemon heads, potato chips, sunflowers, word search puzzles and don’t cross the South of the Border without bringIng home some salt water taffy. She also loved cats, but I don’t think the funeral home would have enjoyed running after them.
On top of having this certain way of reminding you of what you said or what you were going to do, Alice also enjoyed meeting people, going shopping at Walmart, laughing, attending the Helping Hands Day Program, reading prayers and listening to her gospels at night. She also allowed her heart to fall in love many moons ago.
Alice leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sisters, Michelle Allen (Herman), Stacey Williams (James), two brothers, Arthur Dentley (Dana), Oscar Dentley (Dina), three nieces, Candace Blair, Stephanie Smith and TaLisa Smith, five nephews, Robert Blair, Brian McGlawn (Ashley), Anthony McGlawn (Santanna), Andrew Smith (Alexandria), and Milan Xavier. She is also cherished by one great nephew, Jordan McGlawn and four great nieces, Brianna McGlawn, Aliana McGlawn, Jay Weary and Nay Nay Weary. She has one surviving aunt, Edna Thompson, one surviving uncle, Gene Diggs (Blondie) and a host of cousins, other relatives and tons of friends.
To say that Alice will be missed is an understatement. She had her own special relationship with everyone. She never complained about her challenges or judged others. She just loved life and everyone in it. Everyone she met she loved and they loved her. While Alice will be sorely missed, the memory of her by others will be a great one.
For those unable to attend the service, it will be streamed live via the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/2197266361