Mary O. Stewart

Passed 11/04/2021

Obituary For Mary O. Stewart

Mary Stewart was born on July 12, 1933, in Guilford County N.C. She departed this life on November 4, 2021, following a brief illness. Mary, or "Sweet Pea" as she was affectionately called by her family and friends, received her education in the Guilford County School System graduating from Dudley High School and attending Bennett College. She later went on to attend Guilford Technical Community College where she received a degree in Cake Decorating.

Mary was married to Cleophas Stewart on December 12, 1952. This union was blessed with six daughters, Wanda, Barbara, Janice, Cynthia, Felita, Cristie, and one son Brian. They were also blessed with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who also called them mama and daddy.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband: Cleophas Stewart; her parents, George and Verchial Benton; one sister, Pauline Teague; two brothers, Wallace and George Benton; and three sons-in-law, Frank Cheek, Vincent Johnson, Sr., and Nathaniel Floyd.

Mary was a lifelong devoted Jehovah’s Witness where she met many wonderful friends during her years of service to Jehovah, whom she considered as family.

She achieved many accomplishments in her career path as a seamstress and cake decorator. Her skills at making the best homemade cakes became known citywide. She touched many lives during her career of making and decorating cakes that she became known by everyone she met as the "Cake Lady".

Mary will be greatly missed. Those sharing her loss include her children: Wanda Cheek, Barbara Johnson, Janice Bellamy (Eddie), Cynthia Stewart, Felita Stewart, Brian Stewart (Cassandra), Cristie Thompson (Allen); brother, Phillip Benton (Virginia); sister, Carolyn Simmons (William); sisters-in-law, Clarestene Stewart and Nancy Stewart; brothers-in-law, Arthur Benton (Genevieve) and Charles Benton; aunts, Ruby Parker and Josephine Graves; 23 grandchildren, 36 greatgrandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Guilford Memorial Park 6000 Gate City Blvd. A viewing will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 4-6pm at Cassie Coote- Brown Memorial Chapel at Perry J. Brown Funeral Home.

Guest Book

Heartfelt condolences on your loss. Mrs Stewart baked my first wedding cake in 1963 &1985. She will be missed our prayers are with you! With love Artis/Barksdale family!

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Dear Carolyn and Nancy, Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find peace in knowing that we are praying for you during the loss of your Family member.

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Prayers to the family and sorry for your loss Love Frank and Mary Brown and family.

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Our sincere sympathy is with each of you during time and afterwards. Please know that you are in our prayers. Earlene Thaxton, Darlene Faucette, Portia Garner, Faye Steward, Stella Fields, Barbara Poteat, Eula Swann, Arnold Garner

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We will miss you at CHMG Heartcare... I would always call you to my desk and ask about Mrs. Janice and the family.. My condolences to you all.. Meeka

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Heartfelt condolences on your loss. I remember Ms. Stewert was an amazing cake maker. She made my mothers cake for her wedding when she and Marcellous Williams were married. I even remember the smell in her house on I Blackmore Dr. May you all find comfort in the days to come. Jasmine McInnis & Family

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So sorry for your loss. From the Davis and Allred family

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Condolences for your family. You will be missed. Prayers for family. Love The Slade And Hensley Family

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Sweet Pea as you were fondly called by many. Rest in peace Siser-in-law Clarestene Stewart

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

- Perry J. Brown Funeral Home | Greensboro, NC