A funeral service celebrating the life and legacy of Jacqueline Marlene Murray Stewart, 73, of West Columbia will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Whaley Street United Methodist Church with Pastor Rusty Rabon officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at Greenlawn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Whaley Street United Methodist Church, 517 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201 in Marlene?s memory. On-line condolences may be sent to www.greenlawnmemorialparkandfh.com. The family has entrusted Greenlawn Funeral Home with the arrangements. Mrs. Stewart departed this earthly life on Friday, July 8, 2011 in Columbia, SC. She was born in Columbia, SC to BP Murray and Gladys Merle Sox Murray. In addition to being a longtime member of Whaley Street United Methodist Church, Marlene had served as a Children?s Sunday School teacher and choir member. Marlene was a 1955 graduate of Olympia High School. She was a founding and present member of the Olympia Reunion Committee. She was honored to be inducted into the Olympia Linthead Hall of Fame. Marlene had many interests to include her arts & crafts, gardening, capturing special moments with her many cameras, and an avid collector. Most importantly, Marlene enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Those left to cherish Marlene?s memory are her loving husband of 54 years, John Reece Stewart; her daughters, Teresa ?TC? (John Moody) Cannon and Karin Leigh Stewart; her sons, John Reece Stewart, Jr. and Robert Gary (Sheri) Stewart; six grandchildren, Holly Stewart, Robby Stewart, Reece Stewart, Marly Stewart, Chris Moody and Brandy Yonce; three great-grandchildren, Amber Moody, Audrey Moody and Riley McNevin; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.
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