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Charles Ann (Lake) Stewart

September 3, 1933 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Charles Stewart Obituary

Charles Ann Stewart (Lake), 90, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Saturday, October 28, 2023. She was born September 3, 1933, to Allen D. Lake and Lucy R. Lake in Douglas, Arkansas and was the youngest of three children. Ann graduated from Pine Bluff High School, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1951.  She went on to travel the world while working for Delta.  She fell in love with Atlanta after she became a Delta ticket agent at the Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ann met and wed her husband in 1960, Frank D. Stewart from West Point, Georgia.  Ann became a mother and homemaker while Frank started his own business Stewart Distributing Company working in Atlanta.  Ann loved being a mother to her three girls and was active in their schools, mainly dressing up as a scarecrow during Halloween events/parties and being in the lunchroom with all the students.

Ann started working at Mercer University after her girls went to high school.  She was the Director of the English Language Institute and Continuing Education where the students loved her, Ann was an intricate part to the success of the programs.  She was inundated with gifts from all over the world in their appreciation of her. After her retirement of 33 years, the school kept her on as a liaison because she knew more about the University than anyone on the campus. She loved being a part of the Mercer University family.

Ann was an active member at Northwoods United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, played the handbells and was a member of a traveling music group with her husband called “The Believers”. She loved creating the center pieces for the alter along with volunteering for communion and Sunday school.  Ann was a strong Christian Woman who loved the Lord.  She radiated and installed values, respect, and love.  She loved life. 

She was an amazing wife, mother, and friend. Everyone she met her loved her. She had a sweet spirit and a kind heart. She loved being with friends and most of all her family.  Ann loved sewing and crafts. She is well known for her hand made Santa Clauses and crafts throughout the years. She loved frequenting festivals where she sold many of her beloved Santa Clauses.

Ann was truly amazing, she had a kindred spirit about her, she was always forgiving, loving, and proud of her family. She was quick with a hug and always provided words of encouragement.  She has always been and will continue to be an angel.

Ann is survived by her husband Frank Stewart, and three daughters and husbands. Katherine Stewart, Kimberlee (Juan) Zapata, Kelly (Mike) McNearney; seven grandchildren, Natalia Zapata, Gabriella Zapata, Nicolas Zapata, Camden McNearney, Spencer McNearney, Saylor McNearney, Ansley McNearney; one niece and four nephews.  Ann was preceded in death by her sisters Johnnye Louise Gray, Nancy Jane Teeter, and her parents. 

Funeral services will be held at graveside at North Atlanta Memorial Park, 5188 Winters Chapel Rd, Atlanta, GA 30360. In Lieu of flowers, we ask you donate to fight Alzheimer's disease in memory of our mother.  Alzheimer's Association

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Graveside Service
November 1, 2023

2:00 PM
North Atlanta Memorial Park
5188 Winters Chapel Road
Doraville, Georgia 30360


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