Melissa S. Stewart, age 39, of Fernandina Beach, Fl, passed away Wednesday August 24, 2016 at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fl.
She was born at St. Vincents Hospital in Jacksonville, Fl. On October 10, 1976. The daughter of Danny and Sue Stewart of Folkston, Ga., Melissa grew up on the farm near Folkston, Ga. and she attended Brantley County High School graduating in the Class of 1994. She went on to further her education at Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, Ga. and Florida Junior College in Jacksonville, Fl. During those years, Melissa worked in many restaurants and became associated with Pompeos Italian Restraurant in Fernandina Beach, Fl. She worked there until they closed several years ago. Melissa then worked as an Executive Chef & Steward in the Private Railroad Car charter field where she traveled throughout the country. She was also associated with Pablos Restaurant in downtown Fernandina Beach until her health failed.
Melissa leaves behind her beloved son, Jeb Stewart , her parents Danny and Sue Stewart, her brother
Domingo and Kandice Stewart of Oakland, Tn., her sister Traci and Brent Whitaker of Waycross, Ga., her Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, and Nieces and Nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday at the Shepard Funeral Home, Folkston, Georgia. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday at the Grace Chapel Baptist Church near Folkston, Ga.
With the Pastor Rev. John Boatwright assisted by Rev. Wayne Clark, officiating. Melissa will be laid to rest with her grandparents in Pineview Cemetery, Folkston, Ga.
“We are thankful and blessed for Melissa. Her courage, her sweet soul and her example of steadfast faith. Let us love all those around us, friends or strangers as unconditionally as Melissa did. Let us strive daily to have even a smidgen of absolute joy for life as Melissa had. KATY HULING
Flowers are accept and appreciated and memorials may be made to The H.O.P.E. Program % The St. Vincents Foundation, 1 Shircliff Way, Jacksonville, Fl. 32204.