Willene Stewart

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Services for Willene Stewart, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Monday,Dec. 24, at St. Mark M.B. Church with burial in Siloam M.B. ChurchCemetery. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 2 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Stewart, 72, died Dec. 19, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn on May 30, 1935, to Felix and Beulah Dunn Richardson.

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She was a retired nurse at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Shereceived her nursing degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College.She was a member of St. Mark M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Melvin Stewart; herbrothers, Curtis Richardson and Felix Richardson; and her sister,Lona Richardson.

Survivors are her son, Tyree Gearing Jr., of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Earnestine Reese, of Brookhaven; her brothers, EarnestRichardson, of Georgia, and Willie Tyler and Emitt Richardson, bothof Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; her sisters, Betha Brown, of Brookhaven,Reba Griffin, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Ozie Demyers, ofLansing, Mich; and a host of grandchildren.