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Our beloved Joy Melissa Stewart, 44, of Meridian, was called home to our Lord on Saturday, August 19th after a short illness. She was born September 24, 1978 in Meridian to her devoted parents, Billy and Amelia Stewart. She married the love of her life, Charles (Chucky) on Dec 10, 2016 in a beautiful ceremony at the Meridian Train Station at Christmastime. Chucky remembers it being incredibly beautiful and that it was the wedding of her dreams.
Lisa, as her family called her, had a resilient spirit and nothing ever kept her down. She loved her family and friends and horror movies (no connection). Her momma said she never had an empty hand. She offered whatever she had to anyone in need. She was a homebody who once lost everything in a house fire. Using her perseverance and can-do attitude, along the the support of her mother and grandmother, rebuilt her home bigger and better than before. She was proud of her home and cherished spending time with her family and friends there.
She loved the color purple, butterflies and dream-catchers. She loved rescuing animals and giving them a caring home. She enjoyed cooking and was especially proud of self-made recipe for a taco casserole she called “Houdini.”
Joy, as her co-workers called her, got her first job at Sack and Save at age 17 and has never had a span of unemployment since. She loved working, but even more, she loved her co-workers. She even referred to the younger ones as “her babies.”
Danica Patrick, as her mother called her when driving, drove like “she had full coverage insurance.” Her mother added, “The Dukes of Hazard had nothing on her,” and “ Vin Diesel looks like Mr. Roger’s when driving next to her on highway 45.”
She was a mighty protector of her family and friends, especially her Momie, who never missed a dose of eye drops due to her constant hovering. Joy adored her "Bubba", Samuel, and they grew up partners in crime and best friends. She flatly refused to leave this world until he made her laugh one last time. She got that laugh when he told her he only got pulled over one time on his way to see her.
Lisa is survived my her mother, Amelia, and husband, Charles (Chucky) of Meridian, brothers Samuel Stewart of Lafayette, LA and Billy Gene (Suzanne) Stewart of Meridian, sisters Linda (Ricky) Kirkman of Alabama, Glinda(Tony) Stone of Philadelphia, MS and Chris (John) Porter of Collinsville. She is also survived her grandmother, Alice Jolene (Downs) Amaya, of Kingsville, TX, nephew Micheal and niece Alexis. She has numerous cousins, uncles, aunts and friends who already miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her father, Billy Stewart.
A memorial visitation will be held August 25 from 5-7pm at Webb-Stephens funeral home located at 2514 7th St, Meridian. A memorial service will be held August 26th at 1pm at Webb-Stephens officiated by Brother Scott Crenshaw. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, south of Enterprise.
The family welcomes you to come celebrate our cherished Lisa’s life. This loving and devoted wife, daughter, co-worker, niece, cousin and friend has surely been welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus as he says, “Well done, good and faithful servant. It is now time for you to rest.”