Rebecca "Becky" Ellen Stewart

May 27, 1944May 24, 2018
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Rebecca Ellen Stewart (Becky), age 73, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 24th at Emory - Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. A resident of Knoxville TN, she was the wife of Dr. Ron Stewart, former pastor at Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Stewart was a Godly wife, mother of four, and grandmother to nine grandchildren. She was the model image of servant leadership in her home and in her church. She taught her family to love Jesus, serve His church, to love family, and live life to the fullest. She hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, every trail in the GSM, traveled all over the world, and had fun no matter where she was. Her smile was contagious, and her laugh filled the room with joy. She fought the good fight, and she finished the race. "Now, there is in store for her the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge, will give her on that day, and not only to her, but to all those who have longed for his appearing. " She was preceded by her parents, Alvin and Doris Borror of Grove City, Ohio. Survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Dr. Ronald Stewart; her four children, Dr. Todd (Kristi)Stewart, Tracey Stewart (Keith)Biumi, Terri Stewart, and Dr. Trenton (Micah) Stewart; her 9 grandchildren, Trey, Kendra, Karis, Baylee, Taylor, Bryson, Brooke, Jacob, and Blakely. The family will receive friends 4-6 pm Sunday at Grace Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life service at 6 pm with the Dr. Ron Herrod and Dr. Lt. Commander Ernest (Bud) Holland officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 am Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 am interment. Condolences may be left at


  • Clint Borror, Casket Bearer
  • Adrian Wannamaker, Casket Bearer
  • Todd Stewart, Casket Bearer
  • Trent Stewart, Casket Bearer
  • Trey Stewart, Casket Bearer
  • Ernest Holland Jr., Casket Bearer
  • Keith Biumi, Casket Bearer
  • Bryson Stewart, Honorary
  • Jacob Rose, Honorary


  • Visitation Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, May 28, 2018

Rebecca "Becky" Ellen Stewart

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Jeannie McCollister

May 29, 2018

Becky made a difference! In my life, as she lead the ladies at Northside Baptist Church , Lebanon Oh - What an example she set to me as I was a young mother & wife. One of my favorite time was working with Becky at our Mother/Daughter Banquets ! My heart goes out to you Ron & family. May all your presous Memories soften the sorrow of your loss❤️🌷

Gina Prieto

May 27, 2018

My first thought of Becky is "smile". For all of the years I knew her, around 20, she always had a big smile, a welcoming hug, and an offer to help with whatever may be on my plate for the day. She had a heart as big as anyone I have ever known. Through the years, she encouraged me, visited me in my classroom, sat in on my classes so she could speak to people on her upcoming hikes by learning a little Spanish, she offered to help me paint, to watch my kids, and most recently, was disturbed that her grandchildren wouldn't have Spanish at their school. She was always a great supporter of the truth, of what was right. She was always with her grandkids, laughing, feeding them, serving pizza in the cafeteria, singing in the choir, cheering her grandkids on in whatever they were doing. She was a person who makes you want to be better than you are. One of my favorite memories of her was one Sunday morning, Ron came by our class and snagged a doughnut. He stayed a couple of minutes, ate it, and moved on. In just a few minutes, Becky showed up. She asked if Ron had been there. We said, yes, and he enjoyed a nice doughnut. She said, "Oh, no! He promised!" She went on her way, looking for Ron. It was funny because she tried to be angry, but just couldn't. She will surely be missed by many!

Patrick Tannis

May 27, 2018

Becky was my daughter's Abi God Mother, and she was a dear friend. We saw a life lived in submission to the LORD JESUS. A fine example of what a Christ follower looks like. Becky my whole family, Trish, Michael and your God Daughter Abi, express our love and offer our prayers at this time, as you have moved on to be with JESUS, and for the members of the family who remain. Ron, we are praying for you and the guys and gals. GOD bless....sincerely from Barbados.

Eve Kiser

May 27, 2018

Ms.Becky always has a smile and a hug for me,I cherish the moment's when we were by ourselves and talk about our families and how are day was going time we ended up talking about how we both fill in love at a young age and knew he was the one♥️ Ms.Becky you are dearly loved.

Jeanette Reynolds

May 26, 2018

James 2: 15-16 says.... Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

In my many years at Grace Baptist Church, I witnessed Becky Stewart feeding, loving, and serving people. Our “First Lady” didn’t sit back and wait to be served and adored, she was first in line to roll up her sleeves and help out. She would paint and wallpaper people’s homes and be offended if they offered to pay her. When someone was sick, they would open their door to Becky’s smiling face showing up with a warm casserole so they wouldn’t have to cook.

Becky sang in the choir, she worked in the nursery, she served food to the students at Grace Christian Academy, she went to new visitor’s homes to thank them for worshiping with us... and I never saw her without a smile on her beautiful face. How I’ll miss that smile.

With All My Love,
Jeanette Reynolds

Lee Ann Eaves

May 26, 2018

It was Mother's Day 1994 when Mrs. Becky hugged me and my 2 children up and whispered in my ear the verse Jer 29:11. She knew I was a recently divorced mom and my heart was broken. She reinforced God's plan for my life through bible verses, encouraging cards, notes, phone calls and hugs. She accepted me when I felt so unacceptable. I am honored to have known her and what a legacy she has left for all women to follow! Proverbs 31 Lady indeed! Brother Ron, my pastor- I am so very sorry as I can only imagine your broken heart. Know that I am lifting you and your family up in prayers and WE are here when needed! Love, Lee Ann

Debby McElroy

May 26, 2018

Being co-teachers at many Grace BC marriage retreats, being roommates and ministering to military ladies and kids in Germany, surprising her with a set of hand-painted ornaments from Germany that she fell in love with that she used every Christmas, her showing up at our house when we first moved to Knoxville to paint and hang wallpaper in Kristen and Trevan’s rooms, lunches together that always lasted at least 2 hours, watching her worship in the choir, enjoying parties and games at her home ( even cheating with the ladies at a staff party to win Guesstures!) , hosting staff wives get-togethers, hiking and biking together ( I kept up... but just barely), working one spring day in her backyard together, her hugs that really let me know she had missed me when we had a busy conference schedule, enjoying a weekly Bible study she taught many years ago, being impressed that the “pastor’s wife” served in the cafeteria line at school... I will never forget you, my friend. You were the best, Becky.

Madelyn Wilson

May 26, 2018

As I reflect on the life of Ms. Becky, I am filled with many warm and cherished memories. I realize there aren’t any words in the English language to portray this magnificent lady in Christ. She has created a legacy of many life lessons and a path way for every woman to adopt in her walk with Christ.

Ms. Becky fully comprehended and invoked the greatest commandment known to man, which is, love thou neighbor as thou self. Ms. Becky’s love for her fellow man knew no boundaries. Her love was a deep appreciation of understanding the content of one’s character. She never judged an individual. She simply just loved you.

Ms. Becky’s influence on my life has been very profound and one that will last a lifetime. As you left this world to enter and rest in the arms of Jesus, your impact on others will never be forgotten.
Thank you for being the shining beacon in my life and demonstrating the true meaning of Christianity.

Madelyn Wilson

Sherri Wampler

May 26, 2018

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers as you all go through some of the most difficult days ahead. The family of Frank Phillips.

Vicki Collins

May 26, 2018

Bro Ron, & Family,
Becky won the hearts of so many people. She would make sure everybody was taken care of, before her self! She done so many great things at Grace to keep the women on their toes. Great teacher!!! I have learned so much from Miss. Becky!!! She was my mentor. and I'm sure many other women . I loved her dearly, and she will be missed!!! I know It is not going to be easy, but there is nothing we can do to change that. You and I will meet her again someday. What another celebration we all will have. No more pain we will see. You have so many people, to be right by you side. We Love You. Don't ever forget that!!!! If you need help with something , don't Hesitate!!!!

Vicki & Darryl Collins