A TIME TO BE BORN:
Elder Jeanette Stewart was born in Garfield, Emanuel County, Georgia on June 14, 1941. She as one of ten children born to Sular M. Robinson Littles and James Littles.
A TIME TO LEARN:
She received her formative education in the public schools of Emanuel County, Twin City, Georgia and Broward County, Hollywood, Florida, graduating in 1963 from Attucks High School, Hollywood, Florida. Jeanette went on to receive a bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from New York College and New York University. She continued her education, earning a Doctorate Degree in Theology.
A TIME TO LOVE:
Elder Stewart loved Almighty God, her biological family and her church family. In the 1980s, she dedicated her life to God and received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. She was saved under the ministry of Pastor Eloise L. Young, under the Gospel Tent.
She joined the Tabernacle of Prayer. As a faithful servant, she joined the choir and usher board. She was a shining light in her perfectly white uniforms that she marched in when the ushers were honored by the church.
Sister Stewart loved to study the Bible and attended The Tabernacle Bible Institute every year for over fifteen years, receiving honors in several classes. Sister Stewart was called to preach by God and received her license to preach under the training and leadership of Dr. Young.
Under the leadership of Dr. Daryl Young, she was ordained as an elder at the Tabernacle of Prayer. Elder Stewart was called to the Evangelistic Ministry and began to visit other churches in Westchester County, NY, preaching the Gospel to whomever would listen.
Elder Stewart was beloved at the Tabernacle of Prayer by everyone, especially the children. They knew whenever “TOP” traveled with Dr. Young they could count on her to reach into her many bags to share goodies with them.
A TIME TO WORK:
Sister Stewart worked at The Margaret Chapman Children’s Home in New York for over twenty-five years. After retirement from the children’s home, she opened a home for young women transitioning from foster care into adulthood. She provided this valuable service for several years.
A TIME TO DIE:
On December 26, 2021, in White Plains, New York, Elder Jeanette Stewart peacefully made her transition from her earthly home to Glory. “Earth’s loss but Heaven’s gain.” She fought a good fight, she kept the faith, her race has been won, now she is resting in God’s arm.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James Edward Littles, Paul Willis Littles and Horace Knight; two sisters, Sular Knight and Eloise L. Warren.
A TIME TO MORN:
Elder Jeanette Stewart leaves to cherish her memory: four sisters: Pernell Littles Register (James Cody) of Dania, FL, Pearl Mason of Chicago, IL, Ann Kirkland of North Augusta, SC and Lennie Knight of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one uncle: Rev. Lawson Robinson of Detroit, MI; three aunts: Lula Mae Robinson and Mary Grace Robinson both of Twin City, GA, Mary B. Robinson of Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, a Goddaughter of New Jersey , cousins and friends.
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