On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Charlie A Stewart, from Winnsboro South Carolina entered Heaven gates from complications of a stroke. Charlie is predeceased by her parents Charlie Robinson and Codell Goins Robinson, step mom, Carrie Robinson and her brother, Lovone Robinson. Charlie lives in the hearts and minds of her late husband; Russell, son; Daniel, and step son; Russell, Jr.
Charlie was born on August 24, 1937 in Winnsboro South Carolina where she grew up on a farm assisting her father while he was away working every day as a Stone Mason. Charlie completed her education at Mc Crorey Liston High School. In 1955, Charlie followed her Cousin Lil and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she would explore a career in nursing. Charlie continued to further her education by attending the National School of Nursing earning a diploma as a graduate practical nurse on April 20,1963. While in school, Charlie worked at Fishman and Tobin where she met the love of her life Russell Stewart. They were married in an intimate setting in South Philadelphia in 1964. Seven years later their union brought into the world their only child Daniel.
Charlie was such a caregiver. Her first job in nursing was a private duty nurse. One of her most influential clients was Ms. Goldstein. Their relationship was much more than just a client patient relationship. There was a bond a friendship that developed because the way Charlie treated people. She always cared about the well being of others. Some years later, Charlie continued her career working for Bayada Nurses. During that time, Charlie received several awards for her hard work and dedication for helping others. On June 30, 2000, Charlie received The Heroes on the Home Front award and in 2002, Charlie was recognized by O.E.S. for over 50 years of service. Even though Charlie started to develop health concerns, she continued to work until her mid-70s.
Charlie loved being outside gardening, trimming bushes, cementing. You name it chances are she did it. Her stamina for life was amazing. Charlie like her husband Russell was a member of St. Simon’s Church and she was a devoted member serving her love for the Lord. Charlie would always volunteer her time on the Women’s Guild baking cakes and helping other members prepare dinners in the Parrish Hall.
Charlie was diagnosed with Diabetes and her health started to worsen. However, through it all she continued to take care of Russell. She may have been a bit slower a little more tired, but her drive never wavered. The last eight months, Charlie resided at York nursing home where everyone who met her just loved her spirit. She made friends at every turn. Everyone knew Charlie. Charlie may have not remembered everyone’s name, but they sure knew who she was. Always making people smile and laugh. No matter how she felt, she was always concerned about her appearance. She always had to make sure that her hair was done and her makeup on. That was Charlie.
God’s will has quietly spoken. Now Charlie and Russell can be reunited again in peace for eternity.
Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Charlie’s Life on Friday June 29th, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort the Stewart Family during the viewing from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. After the viewing there will be a Home Going Service at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.