Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home

429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN


Betty Joyce Elrod Stewart

May 4, 1929March 20, 2020

Betty Joyce Elrod Stewart, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020.

Born May 4, 1929, in northern Alabama to parents Noah Griffith Elrod and Johnnie Ruth Spruill Elrod, Betty was a member of the Greatest Generation, growing up during the Great Depression and WW II, graduating from Boaz High School. While attending business college in Nashville, she met and married her husband of 54 years, Ronald K. Stewart, Jr. (deceased). She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling with Ronald and the family, making a home in Donelson, and being an active church member at Donelson Family Worship Center. Betty often said her greatest achievement was raising her children to have faith in God and love of family.

She is survived by her five children, Samuel L. Stewart (Cindy), Beverly Stewart Barfield (Jim), Noah Keith Stewart (Cindy), Angela Stewart Meyer (Clyde, deceased), and Nancy Stewart Thompson (Chris); also survived by 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the church or charity of your choice. Interment at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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Debbie Underwood

March 25, 2020

Sammy, Beverly, Keith, Angie, Nancy, the earth shifted with the passing of your mother. I know of no words to comfort you in a loss of this magnitude. In my memories of Aunt Betty I always saw her as such a regal lady. A true matriarch and dignified woman. Her treatment of others was fair and compassionate. I loved stopping by your house with Daddy when I was a little girl. She always came to the den doorway dressed to the nines, wearing an apron, wiping her hands on a towel and smiling the most welcoming smile all over her face. Then she would speak in her golden southern voice. True comfort and love. I loved those visits. At family gatherings she always spent a moment of her time with each person one on one. There was no doubt this lady cared. If she told you she would pray for you, then you knew things would be fine. The world would be a better place if there were more women like Aunt Betty. We are all so sorry for your loss of this great lady. You were blessed to have called her Mother. Love and prayers to all of you and your families, Debbie

David Garner

March 25, 2020

To Nancy and The Stewart Family-So sorry to hear of Mrs. Stewart’s passing. Nancy and I were friends in the late 70’s. I was blessed to spend some time with your family at the house in Donelson. Mrs Stewart was always sweet, friendly and made me feel welcome. I recall hanging out with Nancy, Angie, Keith and Sammy, also Ahab your German Shepherd. Mr and Mrs Stewart even invited me on a weekend trip to Boaz. She helped make me feel, for a brief moment, like I was one of the family. May she rest in peace and glory. God’s comfort to all of you. -David Garner

Beverly Barfield

March 23, 2020

We are so grateful to have had our Mom living until almost 91 years old. She worked so hard to do her best for her family, and she will be sadly missed. Thanks, Mother, for your love and for giving us a strong faith in God. We will see you again in Heaven. Love always, Beverly