Rozelle Cornelius Thomas Stewart



Rozelle Cornelius Thomas Stewart, age 98, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at Emerald Rehabilitation Center of Lillington. Mrs. Stewart was born in Harnett County on November 6, 1919 to the late Armour Mack and Lillian Baker Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, K. Paul Stewart. Daughter, Betty Stewart Houser, granddaughter LaRhonda Rose Temple Shanholtz, grandson Kenneth Worth Temple; sisters, Elsie Yarborough, Exie Lee Welch, Margaret Eller, Mattie Atkins, Genevive Holland, and brother Louis Thomas.

Mrs. Stewart worked many years in the sewing industry, retiring from Tracor MBA as one of the two plant managers in the early 1980’s. She was a member of the Lillington Baptist Church and former member of Harmony Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 34 years. She was a great lover of quilting, crocheting, knitting, and gardening.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted 3:00 pm Friday at Lillington Baptist Church with The Rev. Daniel Selman officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm prior to the service in the church sanctuary. A private graveside service will be conducted at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington.

Survivors include her son, Kermit Harold Stewart and wife Jean of Raleigh, daughter, Peggy Currin and husband Larry of Lillington. Son-in-Law John Houser of Lillington. Grandchildren, Michael Stewart (Diane), Judith Stewart, Jeffrey Stewart (Tracy), Catherine C. Jones, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

The family wishes to say “thank you” for the wonderful loving care by the staff at Emerald Health and Rehab Center and also the staff at Greenleaf Care Center. To the Community Home Care and Hospice, we sincerely, “Thank you.”

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lillington Baptist Church, PO Box 670, Lillington, NC 27546