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Edna Smith Stewart

08/11/1941 - 09/04/2020

Obituary for Edna Smith Stewart

“I am at peace, my souls at rest. There is no need for tears for with your love, I was so blessed for all those many years.” Edna Smith Stewart, a native of Corinth, MS and a resident of Jarreau, LA, she passed away peacefully on September 4, 2020, at the age of 79. Edna was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and cherished friend. An avid gardener, she was most proud of her beautiful gardens, array of plants, flowers, and was best known for her eclectic style. Edna was a person of faith and lived life serving others. She will forever be remembered for her warm hugs, selfless generosity and loving spirit. Edna is survived by her beloved of 32 years, Joe Bonaventure; children, Connie S. Bowser, Andrew J. Stewart, Jr., Cindy (Larry) Bell, Cherri (Brad) Decoteau; grandchildren, Rhiannona (Nelton) Babineaux, Ryan (Kayla) Bowser, Andrew (Jennifer) Stewart, Kyle J. Bonaventure; great grandchildren, Layla Babineaux, James Stewart, Bristol Bowser, Tyler Thompson and Turner Thompson. She is also survived by three brothers, Bob (Easter), Mack (Beverly) and Jack (Elaine) Smith. Preceded in death by her spouse, Andrew J. Stewart; parents, Ben and Ruthie Smith; son-in-law, Richard H. Bowser; nephew, Damon M. Dalferes; brother, Benjamin Smith; sisters, Louise King, Earline Lanehart, Artie Graham, Ella Flowers and Jennie Wells. Due to current COVID restrictions, a private service to honor and celebrate Edna’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Seale Funeral Home: 1720 S. Range Ave. Denham Springs, LA.

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There are no words to describe the sadness I feel. Mama Edna was a very special part of my youth from age 14 and I loved her dearly. Sending my love, thoughts and condolences to the entire family. Joy
- Joy Roeling
A special lady,with many memories.prayers to all
- Pat walters
This was one great lady. A friend to all. When the twins were born she worked at IGA and kept us in diapers and juice. She will be missed by many. So sorry Connie and Andy. Your mom left her mark on many.
- The Mitch Allens

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