Jennie E. Stewart
Published 11:00 am Thursday, February 11, 2016
Jennie E. Stewart, 73 of Greensboro died on Jan. 8, 2015, with her family by her side in WakeMed at Cary. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends she had touched throughout her life.
A viewing was held at 2 p.m. with memorial service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, Greensboro. A reception followed at George K’s to celebrate her life.
She was born May 8, 1942 in Erwin to Benjamin Earl Stewart Jr. and Rose Yvonne Stewart. Her father, Earl, had a more than 30-year career at Burlington Industries. Growing up in Cooleemee shaped her hard-working spirit and forged many lifelong friendships. In her teenage years, she won numerous beauty pageants including Miss Davie County. Her mother Yvonne, went to Catawba College in her late 30s to earn her teaching degree. As the oldest of four sisters, she was responsible for much of the housework to support her mother’s ambitions. She attended High Point College prior to raising three children. During their youth she worked as a legal secretary and was active in her local professional chapter. As a single mom when her children were teens, she pursued a career change and began her successful 35-plus year profession in real estate. As a service/broker/Realtor in the Greensboro area, she earned numerous top production awards including VIP and Chairman’s Circle while servicing her clients at Piedmont Prudential of the Carolinas and Allen Tate Realtors. Herpassions were family, supporting local charities, and travel. Christmas was her favorite time of year. She was noted for spending many months to prepare for these holiday extended family gatherings.She planned several outings to the coast with her friends and family each year. She also sponsored numerous trips to Disney World to enjoy the Magic Kingdom with her children and their families. To her grandchildren and extended family she was known “Mama J.”
Survivors: her sisters, Marsha Ingalls (David), Ann Hancock (Wills), Trisha Westbrook (Allen) and their spouses, her son Jackson T. Ramsaur III (Rene) and twin daughters Paige Ramsaur VanDerWoude (Jim) and Ashley Ramsaur Lassiter (and her friend Mike Caudle); and 6 grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Austin, Ashlyn, Nicholas, and Jacqueline.
Memorials: he Family Service of the Piedmont, or Alight Foundation.