Jessie Wascom Stewart

April 30, 1951June 10, 2020

Mrs. Jessie Wascom Stewart, age 69, of Douglasville, GA passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Jessie was born April 30, 1951 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. She was the daughter of the late William and Inez Wascom. Jessie was a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and a retired practice manager from WellStar Health System. Jessie was a woman of great faith and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Jessie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donald Eugene Stewart, of Douglasville, Georgia; three daughters, Jennifer Stewart of Villa Rica, Georgia, Melissa Stewart of Douglasville, Georgia, and Amanda Stewart (Michael) Yorcis, of Atlanta, Georgia; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Juliette, and Luke; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Francis Stewart; sister-in-law Tina Stewart; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Per Jessie’s wishes, she will be buried in Mooringsport, Louisiana. Due to the current circumstances, her burial will be a private family gathering. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Douglasville, Georgia, when the gathering restrictions are lifted.

Floral arrangements can be made through New Beginnings Florist & Gifts in Vivian, Louisiana, (318) 375-3032, for placement at the graveside service. Additionally, donations may be made to the Young Survival Coalition, in her memory at

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arleen marsden

June 28, 2020

I am sorry to learn of Jessie's loss. I remember her from the early 1980's at Bright Star United Methodist Church. It has been decades since we last saw each other. May her family find comfort in the many memories they have. I remember her as kind and that she and her mother had a close relationship. My dad was from New Orleans and we had memories of Louisiana in common.

Carol Raley

June 15, 2020

Jessie was a friend; a kind loving friend. We first met Jessie and Don 47 years ago when stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. We both were so very young then and just starting out on our life's journey. Throughout all the years and miles we remained close. It seems as if Jessie has always been a part of our life. She was a friend. She will be greatly missed. We love her.

Vista Richardson

June 13, 2020

Prayers of comfort for the family. She was a precious lady & I have wonderful memories of her kindness & sweet smile.

Marty Harris

June 12, 2020

I worked with Jessie and knew her for many years. I have never known a sweeter, loving, compassionate person. Always willing to help, always willing to share something to make us laugh. She will be missed and remembered by many. Sweet Dreams Sweet Friend.

Sonja Morris

June 12, 2020

Jessie was always a kind, positive and genuine friend who I will miss. I met her coming into our ENT family at Wellstar and working with her briefly before I was transferred out. She would make a point in visiting me when at the billing office and bring some up lifting words. Always staying close to the ENT group, Jessie made sure I was included as though I never left, but when I did and had an opportunity to rejoin ENT, she was my champion along with Julia to have my position today. I am forever grateful but sad to have lost such an inspirational person. Sending my prayers and thoughts for the family to have comfort.

Judy Loyde

June 12, 2020

More Wascom Reunion memories.

Terri Lee

June 12, 2020

I worked with Jessie a number of years at Tanner Medical Center. Jessie was not only my supervisor but she was my friend. She was always kind and compassionate and wanted to help everyone. Jessie had a love for people.

Judy Loyde

June 12, 2020

I was nine years old when I first laid eyes on my beautiful new baby first cousin, Jessie Marie. I was a bit jealous, because prior to her birth I had a special relationship with her parents, my Uncle Willie and Aunt Nez, visiting them frequently and often spending weeks at their home. But who could not love Jessie? She was the kindest, sweetest person you could ever know. I was so glad that Haywood and I got to visit with her in February. Though she was lying in a hospital bed at home, she still laughed and joked with us as we reminisced about our good memories. Melissa, I was so impressed with the care you were giving your mother while we were there. I am sure you are worn out from the effort, but you will be blessed for it. Her obituary states that she loved spending time with her family. That is an under-statement. She always made a point of attending our Wascom reunions in Folsom, when health permitted. We looked forward to her family visits at our house. We will miss her siting in our family room, smiling and nodding as everyone talked at the same time, a family tradition. Jessie, I know Uncle Willie has his arms wrapped around you in heaven, proudly holding you just as he did on the pretty pillow that he carried you to church on as a baby. Donald, it seems like yesterday you were waiting for Uncle Willie to bring her up the aisle of the church, probably reluctantly giving her away to be married to you. But I am sure he has smiled at you often, not only for taking your wedding vows seriously for 47 years but for being a wonderful son-in-law taking care of Aunt Nez, and a wonderful father and grandfather. To Jennifer, Melissa, Amanda, Nick, Julie, and Luke: In today’s world, many people are looking for heroes, either in pop culture, in athletics, in history, or in the movies, but I would like to say to you that you do not have to look far. You have a hero in your Mother or Grandmother. Your job is to live the lives she would have you live.

Julia Holden

June 12, 2020

Jessie was a very special person and an awesome friend . She made our transition to becoming Wellstar very easy we were nervous but she had a way to calm and reassure that everything would be okay I have so many awesome memories and fun times with her she will be truly missed by many Hugs and prayers for comfort to the family

Carrie Glover

June 12, 2020

You girls did a great job capturing your Mother’s spirit. Her family was her life
She was a workaholic to make sure you had everything you wanted. What a great and gentle lady she was. We met at church
About 41 years ago and have remained friends all those years. We had so many good laughing times . I loved her like a sister and will miss her . I have so many pictures of her but they are in Ga. I will share them with you when I get home
Miss Cookie