OBITUARY

Virginia S Stewart

May 28, 1929September 12, 2018

Virginia “GG” Stewart was born in Birmingham, AL on May 28, 1929. She enjoyed 55 years of residency in New Orleans metropolitan area before she returned to Birmingham in 2012, where she passed on September 12, 2018. Preceded in death by her devoted and loving husband of 39 years, Cecil R. Stewart; brother, Donald Segler who had five children; sister, Sue Gibson who had three children. Sue’s daughter was GG’s closest confidante and great friend, Shelia Vines. She is survived by a young sister, Ann Clements who had two daughters. GG had one son and daughter in law, Jon and Pearl Dalrymple. She committed her love, support, and devotion to her three grandchildren. The youngest, Evelyn cared for her lovingly with patience, kindness, and compassion through all the stages of her life and passing. She is survived by two great grandchildren who held the keys to her heart; Dalton Smith and Kate Dalrymple. GG was a proud member of the Ladies’ auxiliary, VFW post 7307 in Marrero, LA. She lived in Seattle, WA, and fulfilled a lifelong childhood dream when she visited Hawaii two years ago. She loved history and excelled at playing games of any and all kinds. GG was blessed with boundless peace, love, and joy for her family, community and many friends. Her generosity knew no bounds. She lives on in the hearts and minds of all the people she inspired and touched. It is through our cherished memories and acts of collective kindness, her spirit is truly freed. GG requested a short Native American proverb be remembered at her passing. “When I am dead, cry for me a little. Think of me sometimes, but not too much. It is not good to allow your thoughts to dwell too long on the dead. Think of me now and again in this life, at some moment which is pleasant to recall, but not for long. Leave me in peace as I shall leave you, too, in peace. While you live, let your thoughts be with the living.” ~ Ishi-Yahi.

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