Willa Mae Baumgarner Stewart, 90 of Cullowhee passed away Tuesday June 1, 2021. She was born April 27, 1931 in Jackson County, NC to the late Claude Baumgarner and Arizona McCall Baumgarner. Willa Mae was a life‑long resident of Jackson County and was a homemaker. She was an active member of the Sr. Walk Program at the Cashiers Rec Center and a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church.
Willa Mae is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Stewart; a sister, Eddie Robinson; four grandchildren, Dixie and Michael Romano, Kent and Ashley Stewart , Kyle and Rachel Jacobs and Amiee Stewart‑marquez; two great‑grandchildren, Mia Mae Romano and Nico marquez.
In addition to her parents, Willa Mae is preceded in death by her husband Deck Stewart, Jr.; a son, David Stewart; a grandson, Joshua Boyer; a sister, Martha Ingram and a brother, Marvin Baumgarner.
A graveside service will be at 11:00am Friday, June 4, 2021 in the Stewart Cemetery, Cullowhee with the Rev. Carl Stepp officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to Yellow Mountain Baptist Church, 34 Mill Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723.
Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Stewart family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com
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