Joyce G Steward
April 27, 1939 – September 7, 2019
Anniston – Mrs. Joyce G. Steward, 80, of Anniston, was released from the bonds of Alzheimer’s on September 7, 2019, with her children and oldest grandson at her side. Services will be held at Chapel Hill Funeral Home on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11 am. Chaplin David Roberts will be officiating. The family will receive visitors from 9:30 until the time of service.
Mrs. Steward is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Rodney) Abrams of Alexandria; sons, Dennis Steward of Anniston, and Kevin Steward of Wellington; 9 Grandchildren; 17 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great Grandchild; sister, Sharon (Bill) Golden of Elkin, NC; brother, John (Martha) Gibbs of Cedar Bluff, AL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Steward was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Travis N. Steward; parents, Rev. D. J. and Hazel Gibbs; brother, Welton Gibbs; sister, Gail McCulley; and great granddaughter, Paisley Steward.
Mrs. Steward was a hard worker from a young age and encouraged her family to always do their best at anything they did. She was a loving mother and grandmother who created many wonderful memories with her family. She and her husband loved trips to the Smokies, and camping at Lake Guntersville, and especially enjoyed these times when children and grandchildren joined them. Her homemade chocolate syrup and hot buttered biscuits were a family favorite, especially for Christmas breakfast.
The family would like to thank her caregiver, Lana Boatner, for her love and dedication, and Encompass Hospice staff, especially nurses Brandon and Shirley, aide Tammy, and Chaplain David for their compassion, loving care and support.
Flowers will be accepted, as our Mother loved them so, or donations may be made in her memory to Bright Focus Foundation for Alzheimer’s Research, 2512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871 (800-437-2423).
- Sheila (Rodney) Abrams, Daughter
- Dennis Steward, Son
- Kevin Steward, Son
- 9 ., Grandchildren
- 17 ., Great-grandchildren
- 1 ., Great-Great Grandchild
- Sharon (Bill) Golden, Sister
- John (Martha) Gibbs, Brother
- Several ., Nieces, Nephews and Cousins
- Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
Joyce G Steward
September 8, 2019
Joyce was my sisters-in-law, but more than that, she was my friend. I had a strict Daddy, and when I started dating, I had to be home at 9:30. Joyce always planned on Saturday night for John and I to come to see her and Travis so we could stay out to 11 or later. John loved her too. The last time I saw her a few months ago, she knew who I was and I told her I loved her. She was a loving soul that will not be forgotten. Bobbie and John