Annie Myrtle Stewart, 79, of Davenport, passed away, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at her home surrounded by family.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Friday, November 25, 2022, at Progressive Baptist Church, Davenport, IA. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at church. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport, IA. Memorials may be made to her family. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Annie was born on May 2, 1943, in DeKalb, MS, daughter of Gilbert and Maggie (Westerfield) Cox. Annie Cox was united in marriage to Clinton Stewart on December 22, 1959. He preceded her in death on December 21, 2018.
Annie had a big heart who loved helping people. She was the head cook at El Rancho Villa for many years prior to its closing; after that she work for the Davenport Community Schools in the cafeterias until her retirement. She was on the board at Our House Preschool and volunteered at United Neighbors tutoring program. She was a member of Progressive Baptist where she was very active as a leader on the culinary committee, the Deaconess Board, Trustee Board, Goodwill Ambassadors, and was a Sewing Bee. She enjoyed gardening and was very passionate about her cooking. She was famous for her sweet potato pie, pound cake and dressing. She received A Certificate from the House of Representatives in honor of her 75th birthday and she was interviewed by the Quad City Times about the increase of train traffic passing her home on the hill at 12th and Mound in the East Village due to Sterilite Corporation use of the transload facility. Her greatest love was her family, and she cherished the time she spent with them.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Kathy (Richard) Lee, Verlina Stewart and Elaine Stewart of Davenport, IA Norman Stewart, San Diego, CA and Margaret (Abraham) Stewart-White, Summerville, SC; 20 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and brother Anthony (Cyndee) Spivey Chicago, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clinton, sister Bettye Coleman and grandson Reginald White.