Services for Alberta Faye Sloan Stewart, lovingly called “Big Momma” or “Miss Alberta”, age 86, will be held Friday, January 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Lister Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 6, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City. Mrs. Stewart went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at home surrounded by her children and sister. She is preceded in death by her husband, Littleton D. Stewart (L.D.); her parents, Mable B. Sloan and Alberta Sloan; two sisters, Laura Rempi, of Oklahoma, and Hazel Smith. Mrs. Stewart is survived by one daughter, Patsy Kay (Littleton) Yarbrough; one son, John Michael “Mike” (Faye) Stewart; one sister, Betty Joy Herd, of Texas; three grandchildren, Tara (Mark) Hardee, Todd (Keely) Stewart, and Toni (Dillon) Donaldson; two great-grandchildren, Emily Diane Stewart and Margret Sloan Hardee. Mrs. Stewart was a person who worked hard, enjoyed life and what life had provided her. She was born in Lavene, Oklahoma, moved to Oklahoma City, OK upon the death of her parents at age 9 and 12. She was raised by Flossie Simmons from the age of 14 until she met her husband, L.D., in 1944 who was in the army stationed in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Stewart started her work career in a drug store at the age of 16. After graduating high school she went to work at Tinker Air Field where she was one of the “Rosie The Riviters”, building airplanes to be used in World War II. She came to Alabama to visit L.D.’s parents in February 1945 and they were married February 19, 1945. In 1952 she went to work at the Anniston Army Depot for six months which turned into 35 years. When she retired at the age of 55 she and L.D. traveled throughout the United States. Their most enjoyable travels were when they participated in building churches with a group through Campers for Christ. A very special thank you is given to Sandy Faust. She took care of L.D. until his death and continued to take care of “Miss Alberta”. Also, a special thank you to Bernidine Borntrager for the care she gave and the caregiving she provided for her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in St. Clair County or to Lister Memorial Baptist Church. Usrey Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the services.
Published on  January 5, 2011