Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Artis 'Stoney' Stewart

MAYWOOD, IL -- Artis “Stoney” Stewart, 51, was called home to eternal life on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, following a massive heart attack. He was born in McNeil, AR, on November 2, 1956, the son of the late Ira and Azzie Lee (nee: Jenkins) Stewart. He graduated from McNeil Northside High School in 1974. In 1975 he moved to Racine where he graduated from Gateway Technical College with a degree in welding.

While living in Racine, Stoney worked as a Journeyman Welder for Bert Jensen, Alloy Welding Inc., Martin Petersen and United Mechanical. Presently he was employed by A.V.W. Equipment last working on Tuesday. Stoney was a member of Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church in Maywood. He enjoyed cooking, barbequing, basketball and softball. Stoney loved all types of music but had a special passion for Jazz and making recordings.

Surviving are his son Deonte Stewart of Detroit, MI; two brothers, Johnnie (Anna) Stewart of Maywood, IL, and Booker T. Stewart of Stockton, CA; seven sisters, Ertha McKamie of McNeil, AR, Georgia Russ of Stockton, CA, Ira Weaver of McNeil, AR, Billie (Udell) Rutherford of New Albany, MS, Gracie (Charles) Griffin of Racine, Diane Jones of Richmond, CA, and Belinda Stewart of Dallas, TX; sister-in-law Linda Faye Stewart of Laveen, AZ; an aunt, Melva (Bruster) Ellis of Los Angeles, CA; special friend and love of his life, Gay Simpson of Racine. Stoney is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, co-workers and friends, especially Charles Gory and Ronnie Hicks. In addition to his parents; his grandparents; two brothers Ernest and Tyree Stewart; sister, Molly Faye; two nephews, a niece and a great nephew preceded him in death.

His Homegoing Service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, October 15, at noon, with Rev. Jettie L. Cornett officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In keeping with Stoney’s wishes cremation will follow.

4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

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