Mrs. Edith Madellon Sewell Stewart, age 99 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Monday, October 7, 2019 at Bethesda Health Care in Cookeville.
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Mrs. Edith was born Saturday, March 20, 1920 in the Willow Grove community of Clay County, Tennessee, She was the daughter of the late Willie Forest (Snake) Colson and the late Hattie May Nelson Colson.
Mrs. Stewart graduated from Willow Grove High School in 1938, She attended Baxter Seminary and studied sheet metal working. During World War II, she worked in an aircraft factory in Mobile, Alabama where she remembered working on the Memphis Belle. Later she moved to Nashville and worked at Life and Casualty. After moving back to Sparta, she worked at Federal Land Bank. She was an active member of Willow Ave. Church of Christ while living in Cookeville. Mrs. Stewart influenced many friends and families with her fine Christian values. She enjoyed sewing, quilt making, and cooking for friends and family.
She is survived by:
Nephew - Terry Colson and wife Susan;
Niece - Teresa Bradshaw and husband James,
with host of Great Nieces and Nephews and other family members.
Stepdaughters: Angie Bilbrey and husband Bill; Step Grandson son Eddie Bilbrey and wife Lisa;
23 Sewell Step- Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by:First Husband - Roy Alvin Sewell, Sr. and his family to whom she brought a beautiful Christian example and much happiness,
Stepchildren: Willie Roy Sewell, Cap Sewell, Chester Sewell, Roy Sewell Jr. Frances Gillen, and Ruth Payne.
Second Husband: Herbert Stewart, and Brother: Elmer Lee (Flea) Colson and wife Loretta.
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Madellon Sewell Stewart, will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019, beginning at 11:00 am from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bro.Clarence DeLoach officiating. Interment will follow in Overton Memorial Gardens in Livingston, TN.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5 pm until 8 pm and again Thursday from 9 am until time of service.