William H. Stewart, son of Churchill and Marie Stewart, was born September 18, 1927 in Wilmington, DE. He peacefully transitioned from this life on July 18, 2020 in Wilmington, DE at the Regency Healthcare Center.
William received his education in the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District at Howard Career Center. After leaving school, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country in WWII, stationed in Italy. He received an honorable discharge in 1949.
After his service to his country, he returned to Delaware and worked as a laborer with his father and brothers at the Delaware Block Company. He worked different jobs as a laborer throughout his career until retirement.
In his later adult life, William committed his life to serving the Lord. He was a long-time member of Canaan Baptist Church where he proudly, and yet humbly served as a member of the Senior Usher Board (Emeritus). William became the “keeper of the keys” to the doors of the church as Canaan’s first church sexton. You could find him at the church almost every day because he loved the Lord, he loved his church family and his Pastor Bullock.
William, affectionately known as Bill, enjoyed doing puzzles, especially crossword and Sudoku puzzles. He was also an avid boxing fan. Bill lived many years on the East side of Wilmington and was known by many in the neighborhood for his generosity and love for God.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Churchill and Marie; his sister, Margaret Blake (Burnett Blake), and two brothers, Bernard Stewart and Leon Stewart.
He leaves to cherish his memory, two brothers, Charles E. Stewart (Mary Stewart) of New Castle, DE and Alfred Stewart of Dover, DE. five nieces, A. Francine Stewart of Wilmington, DE, Edith Quinones of Bear, DE, Annette Hall of Wilmington, DE, Margaret Stewart, and Michelle Wilson of Texas; two nephews Tony Banks of Virginia and Kenneth Stewart, a host of cousins, and his church family.
His Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 AM on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19805; with a viewing from 9-10:45 AM.
His burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd, Bear, DE 19701.
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