Geraldine Stewart, a lifelong resident of Christian County, died on May 21, 2020, at Christian Care Community Center, of natural causes. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Born on July 22, 1933, to Bedford Forrest and Eleanor Stallons Jones, she is remembered by many for her long service at the old Kroger’s on Main Street. After retiring from Kroger, she worked for Posey’s Market, the City of Hopkinsville, as a receptionist at the Municipal Building, and as the office manager and a board member of the City Sanitation Department. She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church and the Anne Reed Sunday School Class.
She and her late husband, James (Tootie) Stewart, were founders and owners of Stewart’s Truck Equipment Inc. In her final retirement, she loved picking up her friends and driving them to the doctor and Bingo games. She enjoyed watching her boys ride at area horse shows, and in later years, she & Tootie would go to the race track and watch her nephew race his horses. Always one to lend a helping hand to those in need, her generosity was well known among her family and friends.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her son, Gerald David (Jerry) Stewart, and a sister, Brenda (Bill) West, of Oxford, MS. She also leaves behind a special young man who was part of the family, Al Hardy, of Memphis, TN, formerly of Hopkinsville, a grandson, Corey Lovell, of Nashville. and several nieces, nephews and their children.
Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James A. (Tootie) Stewart, three children, Virginia Kay, James Russell (Rusty), and Donald Richard(Don), and her brother, J.D. Jones. The family wishes to thank the staff at Christian Care Community Center for the many kindnesses shown during Mrs. Stewart’s seven years at their community home.
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