Edythe Earle Stewart, 96, from Lanexa

Edythe Earle Stewart (Vincent Funeral Home)

I write my own obituary because I don’t trust anyone else. (Ha)

I was born on May 25, 1926 in New Kent County, Virginia. And apparently I passed away on May 29, 2022 in Lanexa, Virginia. After high school, I was employed by the federal government at Newport News as a clerk for the overseas ships that carried soldiers and supplies. I have also interviewed prisoners of war through an interpreter. I have been an accountant/clerk for many employers including Eastern State Hospital. I retired from James City County Social Services after 42 years of service.

In the early 40’s I enjoyed playing first base on a state softball team and I have to say I was pretty good! I was an avid fisherman and loved spending time at each beach. In 1967 I formed the James City County Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary. Here we collected money for our voluntary fire brigade and our rescue team.

I was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church, serving on various committees, as a Sunday school teacher, and I also sang in the choir.

I was predeceased by my husband, Richard, 60 years ago. I am survived by my devoted daughter Gayle (Hank) and brother Buck (Patty), grandchildren Ben (Janna), Tye (Leslie), and Taylor (Billy), great-grandchildren Ethan, Chase, Jackson, and Cole. My grandchildren and great-grandchildren know me as Mamaw.

I love people and value my many friendships. Every morning I pray that I can give someone a smile every day.

My Celebration of Life will be held on June 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, Lanexa, VA

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the JCC Fire Department, Station 1, 3135 Forge Road, Toano, VA 23168.

The family would like to thank Sentara Home Health Care especially her boyfriend Bob, Sentara Hospice Services and a special thank you to all of our families and friends.

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