Inez Adessa Stewart
Inez Adessa Stewart
  • August 3, 1933 - July 24, 2017
  • Apopka, Florida

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How do you describe a person’s life especially that of a woman who was loving, giving, intelligent and nurturing? Everyone who knew Inez loved her. She had a quiet strength which was always surprising to people because of her petite stature.

Inez Adassa Stewart, affectionately known as Jenny, was one of two children born to Lillian and Theodore McNish on August 3, 1933 in St. Catherine and moved to Lewis Store, St. Mary, Jamaica West Indies. She met and married Sylvester Stewart on June 14, 1959 and proceeded to start her own family.

As a young woman, she worked as a kindergarten school teacher while she managed the family grocery store. She was a genius bookkeeper. She was loved by all her students as she taught them bible scriptures and perfect penmanship along with their education. Surprisingly, she was a politician. As an active PNP member, she campaigned as if she was the candidate. She was passionate in everything she did.

She migrated to the United States in 1979 and lived in Bronx, NY until 2008. She worked as a CNA at Workmen’s Circle MultiCare Center for over 20 years and retired in 2006. She later moved to Apopka, Florida with her husband.

She was a giving person with a huge heart. No birthdays would go unforgotten. Everyone received a birthday gift and she didn’t need a reminder. Her mind remained intact even as she aged. She was an avid sports watcher of Basketball, Football and Baseball. Even when she was watching at home, she sang the National Anthem as if she was in the actual stadium and knew all the players as if they were her children.

Inez passed away at the age of 83 on Monday, July 24, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Sylvester Stewart, her three children: Velma, Charmaine (Robert) and Donnovan (Diana); sister: Sylvia (Victor); nieces: Nadeane (Leo) and Nicole (Lennox); grandchildren: Camilla, Peter, Whitney, Cheyney, Sasha, Jovan, Threavia; great-grandchildren: Jaden and Cameron, and close friends. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Nicholas Mason and her parents.

Inez, as a wife and mother, you left us beautiful memories; your love is still our guide, and although we cannot see you now, you’re always at our side . . . We Love You!!