Obituary of Cloteal D Stewart
Cloteal (Calahan) Stewart was born December 15, 1918 to the parentage of Lonnie and Nettie Viola Calahan in Arcadia. Louisiana. She had five brothers, Grover, Birdis, Henry, Claud and Zomar. Four sisters, Mavis, Hattie, Casciel and Jessie Mae. Her parents and her 5 brothers and 4 sisters preceded her in death.
At a very young age she joined St Luke Baptist church in Arcadia, La. When her family moved to Texas, when she was 10 years old, her family joined the local Baptist Church in Terrell, Texas.
She married John Henry Stewart, Jr. on August 31, 1942. He remained the love of her life until her passing. She often talked about him, and the life they shared. This union had five children, JoAnn Roberts-Smith, Elizabeth Rene’ Stewart (Paris), Shelia Stewart Spencer, Carolyn Stewart, John Henry Stewart, III.
Preceding her in death was her husband, John Stewart, daughters: JoAnn Roberts, Elizabeth Stewart, Carolyn Stewart and son: John Henry Strewart, III. Granndsons, Arthur L . Stewart and John Michael Paris.
Momma- Grandmother we will forever treasure the life you lived and your legacy.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her daughter Shelia Stewart Spencer and son in love, Joe W. Spencer, Sr. Grandchildren, Lester L. Roberts, Jacqueline Victoria Roberts-White, Rodney Paris (Ingrid), Elizabeth Annette Gaines, Angel Cloteal Meadors Paris-Bass (AJ), Joe W, Spencer, Jr (Calandra). Special great granddaughter Taelor Rene’ Gaines (caregiver and best friend), Niece-daughters, Ann Calahan Dutton and Vickie Lynn Antoine, her favorite nephew, Lonnie Slaughter of Ruston, Louisiana, 1 nephew, 3 Nieces and God daughter- Cynthia Jackson Small (Rudy).
Great Grandchildren 14, Great- Great Grandchildren 9.
1n 1943, Cloteal Stewart joined Fair Park Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder D.F.Barron. She served as Sunday School secretary, Church recording secretary and Choir member Prayer Warrior. She also worked with the Youth Dept. in the early days. She received many recognitions and awards for her faithful service. And, remained a faithful member in attendance until her mobility prevented her for attending church regularly. In the last few years, she attended One Community Church, where her Grandchildren were members. She was known for her singing and the remarkable way she played the tambourine.
She is truly loved by her daughter, son in love and grandchildren. We will miss her dearly. She left us with a beautiful gift. To love God and honor him with our life. She will be remembered for so many things. She loved her family, and made sure that her children and grandchildren, spent time with her brothers and sisters, and their children. Family meant everything to her. It was important to her that, they knew their roots and where they came from. She always went back to Bienville Parish, Louisiana to visit family and to attend the Annual Church Homecoming Services and tend to her parents, sister and other family members graves.
All of her grandchildren loved her cooking. From the lemon pie they all fought over to get the last piece, to the spaghetti, Angel has perfected to the turnips, the best baked chicken in the world, pinto beans, muffins , hamburger steaks, and the world’s best biscuits and tea cakes that Taelor learned to make.
She was lovingly known as, Grandmother, Grandmomma, Little Blue Eyes and Little Clotey by her Grandchildren.
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