Mrs. Estelle Wilson Stewart passed away peacefully at her home in Bogalusa on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at the age of 100. Born on March 11, 1919, in Hattiesburg, Miss., she was a long-time resident of Bogalusa. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa, where she loved attending with her sister, Elouise Mizell. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and making red-velvet cakes.
She is survived by her four sons, Stanley Stewart (Fonda) of Texas, Aubrey Stewart Jr. (Diane) of Bogalusa, Howard G. Stewart (Faye) of Bogalusa, and David Earl Stewart of Texas; and one daughter, Sissy Stewart Rector of Bogalusa. Mrs. Estelle is also loved by 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great- grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Aubrey “Cotton” Stewart Sr.; her parents, Joshua H. Wilson and Mae Sumrall Wilson; two brothers, Jay Howard Wilson and Herbert “Buttermilk” Wilson; and four sisters, Maude Burdeaux, Ollie Mae Stewart, Elouise Mizell, and Dorothy Adams.
Friends and relatives were invited to attend visitation on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Brown McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa, with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Officiating were Brother Travis Houston and Brother Lynn Martin. Interment immediately followed at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogalusa.
Pallbearers were Trampus Stewart, Blaine Stewart, Joshua Stewart, Zachary Bates, Kyle Stewart and Raymond Giacone.
The family may view and sign the guestbook online at www.brownmcgehee.com.