Anna Belle Stewart



Anna Belle Stewart, 90, of Seymour, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Lutheran Community Home.

Born Dec. 20, 1926, in Leland, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Charles Owen Lee and Beulah Sally Terry. She married her high school sweetheart, Royce, on baccalaureate Sunday in 1945. They were blessed with 66 years of happiness before he passed away in 2011.

She was a member of Seymour Wesleyan Church. For 25 years, she was a secretary at Seymour Nazarene Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible study. Anna Belle also was involved in mission work.

She was a 1945 graduate of Seymour High School. After inspiring and encouraging her children to higher education degrees, she completed her own degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She was a member of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution-General Charles Scott Chapter, Poetry Society of Indiana, Christian Women’s Club and Friends of the Seymour Public Library. She was a published poet.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Ann (Clay) McWilliams; three sons, Royce (Carolyn) Stewart Jr., Dr. John R. (Darlene) Stewart and Robert Lee Stewart; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Lee Freshour.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Vay Lee Pelezo and Mary Frances Lee; brothers, Ray C. Lee, Robert L. Lee, Joseph Cecil Lee, Hubert L. Lee, Jack T. Lee, James T. Lee, John Wiley Lee and Charles O. Lee Jr.; and a grandchild, David Andrew Stewart.

A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Cana Methodist Cemetery followed by a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. at Lutheran Community Home with the Rev. Rob Freshour officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Voss Chapel in Seymour.

Memorials may be made to Zoe’s Children’s Tribe, c/o First Baptist Church, 101 N. Bolivar Ave., Cleveland, MS 38732 through Voss and Sons Funeral and Crematory Service in Seymour.

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