George Steward

February 9, 1935January 22, 2021

Obituary George Hugh Steward

1 Timothy 1:12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,

Reverend George Hugh Steward, minister and servant of the Lord, went to be with his Savior on the morning of January 22, 2021 in New Albany, Mississippi.

Known as “Brother” George, he served the Lord and the Lords’ people in ministry for over 63 years as pastor of New Zion Baptist Church (Monticello, MS), Bethany Baptist Church (Marigold, MS), Darling Baptist Church, Duck Hill Baptist Church, and Longview Baptist Church (Pontotoc, MS). He served as Director of Missions for Pontotoc County Baptist Association for 24 years.

Born on February 9, 1935 in Tate County, Brother George is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ms. Adley, three children, Tammie Holmes (Michael), Natalie Wilson (Phil) and Noel Steward (Stacy), four grandchildren, Dr. Joshua Steward (Meg), Dr. William Steward (Abbie), Jacob Steward, Ethan Holmes (Kaylee), and two great-grandchildren, Margo Steward and Adley Joy Steward, all who are so thankful to have been raised in a home that modelled service to the Lord.

He and Ms. Adley have always been thankful for the many people who allowed him to be a part of their lives to comfort, pastor and minister-to the needs of God’s people. They are also thankful for the many who have shown enormous kindness and encouragement to the family over his years of service. Finally, Brother George was especially thankful for the many fellow-ministers and missionaries that he has been allowed to serve and fellowship with. It is one of his greatest treasures.

Bro. George is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Dew Drop Brown Steward, his grandparents that were instrumental in his upbringing, J.W. and Jennie Hatcher Steward, a sister, Gertie Westmoreland and a brother, Joel Steward.

A private graveside service will be held on January 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Big Springs Baptist Church to commend Brother George’s memory to the Lord. The family is so thankful for the service of Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials be sent to The Gideons International, C/O Pontotoc Camp, P.O. Box 535, Pontotoc, MS 38863.


  • Adley Steward, Wife
  • Tammie Holmes (Michael), Daughter
  • Natalie WIlson (Phil), Daughter
  • Noel Steward (Stacy), Son
  • Dr. Joshua Steward (Meg), Grandson
  • Dr. William Steward (Abbie), Grandson
  • Jacob Steward, Grandson
  • Ethan Holmes (Kaylee), Grandson
  • Margo Steward, Great Granddaughter
  • Adley Joy Steward, Great Granddaughter

  • Gideons International


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021


George Steward

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Ed and Vivian Robinson Golding

February 1, 2021

Praying for all of you! Bro George and your family will always have a special place in our hearts. Bro George was there for us in good times and bad. Heaven sure gained a good man. We have so many good memories of your time at Duck Hill Baptist. We will continue to pray for you in the days ahead.

Summer Caldwell

January 29, 2021

Praying for your family Mrs. Adley. We always loved having you be a part of our Bellevue Church family! We appreciate all the years Bro. George served our churches in Pontotoc county.

David Thornburg

January 26, 2021

I loved watching him watch any kind of ballgame! So competitive and moving in the stands as if he were playing. A great man, with a great family! My condolences to you all in this moment of both loss and triumph. God bless you all.

Sara Morton

January 25, 2021

Mrs. Adley and family:
Sending prayers and much love to you all. Bro. George is now experiencing complete healing and oh what he must be seeing!! He truly was a minister and faithful servant of God!

Clyde and Lynda Pound

January 24, 2021

Mrs. Addlie, we want you to know that we have been praying for you and your family. We loved Bro. George very much. We thank the Lord for all the work he did as Pastor of Longview Baptist Church and as the Director of missions for the Pontotoc Country Baptist Churches for many years. He was a dedicated Godly man. We love you and pray for you and your family. If there is any way we can help you, please let us know. God loves you and we love you.

Brenda Owens

January 24, 2021

Shared many memories with Bro George. He was a godly man and will definitely be missed.

Mary and Danny Park

January 24, 2021

Our prayers are with you, sweet family, on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather. We loved him and appreciate the ministry of Bro. George and Ms Adley at Longview and then later as Director of Missions. Our prayers are that you will seek comfort in God's loving arms, as I know you will, and in the comfort of your wonderful, precious memories.

Love to all,
Mary and Danny Park

Phyllis Crane Wardlaw

January 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss, Bro. George was a Blessing and Inspiration to our Crane family when he was Pastor at Longview Baptist Church. Prayers for Mrs Adley and family.

Bobby Caples

January 23, 2021

George was a great Director of Missions and did a lot for the Association. Enjoyed the opportunity to serve with hm. Pray that God will strengthen you during thistime

Bobby Caples

January 23, 2021

Adley and family I am so sorry. He was a great Director of Missions and I really enjoyed the time I had t he opportunity to work with him. I pray that God will strengthen you during this time