January 23, 1927 - December 16, 2020
Graveside service for Geneva Joy (Ashford) Stewart, age 93, will be held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo. Ms. Stewart passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED. There is a great reunion taking place right now in Heaven. Joy (Ashford) Stewart has gone home to be with God and her beloved husband and family. For those of us left behind to grieve we must remember that God is not dead, nor does he sleep. He lives with us in this world and the next. Joy was born in 1927 in Claredon, Texas to Ralph and Effie Ashford. She married Ward Stewart in 1947 in Donely, Texas. She was blessed with a daughter Virginia Kay and three grandchildren Amy, Kent, and Andrew Boyd. She was a businesswoman and artist who passed her organizational and creative abilities on to her child and grandchildren. Nothing excited her more than when family got together on the holidays for meals. She just loved making each of us feel welcomed and special. Whether it was cooking a favorite dish, sewing a prom dress, or telling bedtime stories you knew if you were spending time with Grandma it would be a good time. There is a great reunion taking place in Heaven right now and it is Joy’s turn at the Lord’s table to be spoiled and loved. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" at a time when he had lost his wife and his son was crippled by the Civil War. Every year the Christmas bells would ring in the town square, and they would remind him that there is peace on earth, good will to men. But in the year of his greatest losses, of war, strife, and pain - his world did not feel like peace or goodwill. Yet the Christmas bells reminded him to lift up his eyes, reminded him that God is not dead, nor does He sleep. Good will prevail. The peace of God can reign in our hearts no matter the circumstances. This year, Christmas will look different. But we pray that the “bells” of Christmas remind you that Peace has a name, and it’s Jesus. Joy is in the best of hands now at the greatest family reunion there ever was and waiting for her turn to see us again.
Graveside service for Geneva Joy (Ashford) Stewart, age 93, will be held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo. Ms. Stewart passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED. There... View Obituary & Service Information
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