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Juanita (Hampton) Stewart

May 12, 1934 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

JUANITA HAMPTON STEWART WAS BORN ON MAY 12, 1934 TO THE LATE LUKE AND SURILLA RICHARDSON HAMPTON IN CLARENDON, ARKANSAS.  SHE WAS ONE OF FIFTEEN CHILDREN IN THE HAMPTON FAMIILY.   

JUANITA CONFESSED A HOPE IN CHRIST AT AN EARLY AGE AND BAPTIZED AT PHILADELPHIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE SHE WAS A FAITHFUL MEMBER AND PIANOIST, UNTIL HER HEALTH STARTED TO FAIL IN 2018.

SHE MET AND MARRIED LONNIE B. STEWART, SR.  A UNION THAT WOULD SPAN 55 YEARS UNTIL HIS DEATH. TO THIS UNION WAS BORN FIVE SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER.

AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS “MAMA BUG”, JUANITA WAS VERY ACTIVE IN HER COMMUNITY.  SHE BEGAN HER WORKING CAREER WITH THE SAKI TARSEN WIRE FACTORY IN CLARENDON FOR A FEW YEARS. SHE THEN FOUND EMPLOYMENT WITH WARWICK/SANYO MANUFACTURERS IN FORREST CITY, ARKANSAS UNTIL SHE RETIRED.  SHE WAS LATER EMPLOYED WITH THE MID-DELTA SENIOR CENTER IN CLARENDON AS SENIOR COORDINATOR UNTIL HER HEALTH STARTED TO FAIL.

AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS, JUANITA WAS CALLED HOME TO REST AND MADE HER TRANSITION TO ETERNAL LIFE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021. SHE WAS A RESIDENT OF THE WATERS AT WOODLAND HILLS NURSING FACILITY IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH.

SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, SON ANTHONY LUKE, DAUGHTER PAMELA, GRANDSONS REGINALD (MOOCHIE) AND MARCUS, BROTHERS PALMO, LEON, TERRY, HERMAN, LUKE JR., RICHARD, AND HUGHIE, AND SISTERS LOREE, SERLEAN, COETTA, JOHNNIE MAE, AND OCIE.

JUANITA LEAVES TO CHERISH HER MEMORIES SONS THURMAN (ELIZABETH) AND LONNIE B., JR. (MARY), BOTH OF LITTLE ROCK, AR, DOUGLAS (NEDRA) OF BRINKLEY, AR AND STANLEY (MYRA) OF CLARENDON, AR; 16 GRANDCHILDREN; 36 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; 14 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; SISTER WILLIE MAE SCOTT OF CHICAGO, IL; BROTHER ALFRED “BEN” HAMPTON OF CHICAGO, IL; AND A HOST OF NIECES, NEWPHEWS, GREAT-NIECES, GREAT-NEPHEWS, ETC., TOO NUMEROUS TO COUNT. 

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Services

Walk-Through Visitation
Saturday
January 30, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Relerford Funeral Home
301 S. College St.
Stuttgart, AR. 72160

Graveside Service
Sunday
January 31, 2021

11:00 AM
Shady Grove Cemetery
Highway 79 East
Clarendon, AR 72029

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