Wilma Jo Stewart
Wilma Jo Stewart
June 16, 1929 - June 20, 2018
Dear Family & Friends,
On the evening of Wednesday, June 20th, only 4 days after my 89th birthday, the Lord decided it was time to relieve me of my earthly suffering and return me to his presence and to the comfort of my parents, Gaines Sharp and Ethel Wilson Sharp, in heaven.
It will also be a very joyous day as I will be reunited with my husband and eternal partner, Robert (Bob) L. Stewart. It is very difficult leaving my daughter, Connie Smartt, and her husband, Joe, of San Antonio, as well as my three sons, Dennis Stewart, Randy Stewart, and Ken Stewart and his wife, Robin, all of Wichita Falls.
I will greatly miss the joy of my grandchildren, Shane Smartt and husband, Trapper Martin, Mandy Smartt Poore and husband Kevin, Melisa Stewart Nichols and husband, Jeremy, Derek Stewart and wife, Lacy Reid Stewart, Zach Stewart and wife, Diana Georgescu Stewart, and Ty Stewart and Brittany Hurst.
Oh the joy and smiles my great grandchildren have brought to me in these latter years. I will so miss the beautiful faces of Callen Poore, Grayson Poore, Haven Nichols, Luxton Nichols, Reid Stewart, Marley Stewart and Layla Stewart.
It has been a long wait, but I will soon be reunited with two of my three brothers, Carson Sharp & Robert Sharp, along with my three sisters, Anna Lee Walker, Jeanette Marvin Moore and Mary Jane Woodward. We will be looking down as God comforts our remaining brother, John Howard Sharp, until his return.
Our family moved from Lubbock, Texas to Wichita Falls in 1966, and it has been our loving home ever since. I will miss all of our remaining neighbors and friends, especially my coworkers from my years of work at City National Bank. My years as the pitcher for the bank’s softball team were very dear to my heart and I will sincerely miss all of my teammates and the cherished, wonderful times and laughs we had together.
I professed my faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 6, in Oklahoma City, at Putnam City Baptist Church; the church next door to our home that we loved, helped build and faithfully attended as a family. In Lubbock, Bob and I chose Highland Baptist Church for our family, and we faithfully attended until our move to Wichita Falls in 1966.
Upon arriving in Wichita Falls, Bob and I chose First Baptist Church as our family church home, and later joined Fairway Baptist Church, where we attended until his death in 1980. A few years later, I returned to First Baptist Church and remained a member there until my passing. I will sincerely miss all of the friends in Christ that I made there over the years.
My loving son, Randy, lived with me and cared for me in my final years, as the disease Alzheimer’s made it harder and harder for me to take care of myself. I am eternally grateful for his total, loving devotion to me, my care and my well-being.
I am sincerely grateful to all of the doctors and nurses who cared for me in my final days at Advanced Rehab and Healthcare of Wichita Falls, as well as the nurses from Hospice of Wichita Falls, who assisted them.
My Father in Heaven is calling, so I must go for now. It is my sincere hope that my two favorite Bible verses will bring comfort to all of my family and friends:
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have ever lasting life.”
Until we meet again, with all of my love and through my faith in Jesus Christ,
Wilma Jo Stewart
The family will receive friends at Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home on Friday, July 6th, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place at First Baptist Church on Saturday, July 7th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.