Kenneth Charles Stewart was born on February 14, 1951, in Southampton, New York. He passed away on March 7, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.
Kenneth graduated from Southampton High School in 1969. He went on to serve in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1974. After being honorably discharged, Kenneth attended Howard University. He enjoyed a longtime career as a Computer Programmer at Howard University, Dr. Pepper, and MBNA. After many years of dedicated service, Kenneth retired.
On June 4, 1977, Kenneth united in holy matrimony with the love of his life, Jacqueline Franklin. The two remained united until his transition.
Affectionately regarded as “Honey” by both family and friends, "Daddy", "Paw-Paw", "Ken", and "Kenny", Kenneth enjoyed golfing with friends and spending time with his family. He was a devoted and encouraging father who was very proud of his children’s achievements and his grandchildren’s love for him. He also delighted in listening to Jazz. His most significant achievement was the ability to impart the Word of God as a teacher.
Kenneth accepted and professed Christ as his Lord and Savior. As pastor at Word of Life Church in New York, he led others through effective teaching and by example. He loved to be in the company of his best friend, Jackie; and he loved to make others laugh, especially his family. Kenneth lived with simplicity and ease. He had big love that reached many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Stewart, Sr. and Penan Stewart; and one adopted brother, Michael Gray. Those left to cherish precious memories include his loving wife of 45 years, Jacqueline Stewart; four daughters - Kendra Stewart, Penan Stewart-Barrett, Crystal Stewart, and Destinee Stewart; one grandson, Cayden; two granddaughters, Zaria and Gabby; son-in-law, Greg Barrett; one goddaughter, Tunica West, and her mother, Pamela West; one sister, Mary A. Oliver; two brothers, John Stewart, Jr. and Gerald Stewart; brother-in-law, Lucky Franklin (Ozetta); and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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