Curtis Lee Stewart

Sunrise: February 12, 1942

Sunset: December 31, 2019

I will life up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my help. My Help cometh from the Lord, Which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121: 1-2

Curtis Lee Stewart was born February 12, 1942 in Tarboro, North Carolina to the late Blanche Grice and Sandy Knight. He attended school in Norfolk, Va.  Curtis enlisted in the United States Army in July 1960 as a Private E-1. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and began a successful military career that spanned twenty-four and a half years. Curtis service took him many places, including three tours in Vietnam, two tours in Germany, a tour in Italy and Hawaii. He reached the rank of First Sergeant E8 and retired February 1, 1985 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. During his Army career, he received many decorations, including the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, Five Army Commendation Medals and eight Good Conduct Medals.

After retirement, he worked for the City of Portsmouth before becoming a Civil Service employee with the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Hampton, VA. From the VA Medical Center, he joined the staff of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, also in Hampton, VA. In June 1987, Curtis accepted the position of Army Community Services Director at Fort Story. During his service here, Curtis received several Commanders Awards for Civilian Service and many performance bonuses.  Curtis found the time and express his Love by physically taking care of his father until his father passed away.  After retirement Curtis had several strokes and two heart attacks.  He remained at home until he could no longer live. Curtis showed us how to endure with grace, dignity and honor. He was always thinking of others first, such an altruistic individual. He was a loving, giving, and generous person. Curtis always had a genuine smile for everyone. Curtis conversations were about the Wonders of God and feeling joyous about going home to live with Him.

On New Year’s Eve, God sent his angels to escort him home. Curtis was ready! Curtis was predeceased by his parents Blanche Grice and Sandy Knight. He leaves precious memory four sisters Etta C. Baum (James), Rozalind Grice Ferguson (Dennis), Sharon Pick (John) and Sharon Wynn; one niece April Baum Swift, one nephew Alvin Baum (Lideta), five great nieces, Tyjanae, Mya, Myla , Chloe and Kyndal, two great nephews Alvin II and Graysen and one great great niece Taryn, special nephew, friend Hiram Bradley.

We looked forward to meeting Curtis in the Great Reunion when we all get together; what a day of rejoicing that will be; when we all see Jesus; we will sing and shout the VICTORY!

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, And I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it. With my whole heart. Prayerfully, The Family

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    Jean Jackson says

    My heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of my very dear friend of 43 years, Curtis L. Stewart. May you find peace & comfort in the knowledge that Heaven has gained another Angel/Curt in its Army of Angels …. Much Love, Jean

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    Joyce Moore says

    Condolences to the family of Curtis Stewart. A friend of many many years and lots of wonderful memories! He did it his way,now go get em; Curtis! “SPARKLE ALL OVER HEAVEN!!!

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    Karen Williams says

    My Sincere heartbroken condolences to Curtis’ Family! May God Grant you peace in your heart. He was so well loved in our Ft Story Community. For over 20 years, we giggled in corners about silly things. We united arms to bolster each other during “trying” times. I did my best to try to get him to fly…and he got sooooo close but now he gets to fly without fear, in Heaven. Unsure who made the other laugh more, even when he was recouping in the hospital but I know I got the better end of the friendship due to his infectious and undaunting CAN DO spirit. “To Curtis, my dear heart, I will miss you more than you’ll ever know! You certainly earned your wings for all the good fights, accomplishments and works you did here! May you soar ever more with the angels! ”
    Love always…Karen Williams, Ft Story

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    Jackie Wright says

    With deepest sympathy to the Family of Curtis in this time of sorrow. Hoping that your memories of special times with Curtis bring you comfort.

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    Shirley Artis Toler says

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to Etta and the family of Curtis Stewart. I’m so glad we made it to see you, even though you were in the hospital, you were your usual self. Laughing or rather making us laugh as you always did. Poochie wouldn’t let us rest until we got there. We drove through the night only to find out the next day you were in the hospital. I thank God that we had a grand time of praying, singing, reading the Word and even Communion. All you talked about was Jesus. Rest well my bonus brother. Gods got you now.

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    Ralph Wm. James (US Army Retired) says

    May his sould rest in peace and Peace to the family!

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