Verline Stewart

07/20/1949 - 01/11/2022


Obituary For Verline Stewart

Verline Thomas-Stewart was born on July 20, 1949 to Minnie L. Thomas and Ezra Thomas Sr. in Panola County, Texas. She attended Burrus Elementary and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Houston, Texas.

At a very young age, Verline accepted Christ into her life and joined the Historical 34th Temple COGIC. She faithfully served as Secretary of the Historical 34th Temple COGIC.

Verline was united in holy matrimony to the love of her life, Edger Stewart Sr. on September 2, 1978. They had three children: Aerica, Shaka, and Edger Jr.

She was a loyal employee of Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages for 38 years until her retirement.

On January 11, 2022, at 7:01 a.m. Verline Stewart made her heavenly transition. She was preceded in death by her father, Ezra Thomas Sr.; sister, Minnie Faye Thomas; niece, Nikeitha McAfee.

Left in God's care to cherish her memories: Her husband, Edger Stewart Sr.; a son, Edger Stewart Jr. (Estella); two daughters Aerica Sanders (John) and Shaka Stewart; her mother, Minnie Lee Thomas, a Goddaughter, Breonna Brooks; six grandchildren: Christopher John Sanders, Mariah Nicole Stewart, Darion Demone Scranton, Jonathan Kyle Sanders, Mason Leon Stewart, and Leila Alyse Sanders; two sisters: Evelyn McCann (Ronald), Barbara Brown (Robert); three brothers: Ezra Thomas Jr. (Daisy), Jimmie Thomas Sr. (Joyce), James Thomas (Felicia); nine nieces: Melissa, Kristina, Diana, Dischunara, Tamara, Edwiner, Lola, Kimberly, La'Porsha; eleven nephews: Ezra III, Clifton, Darren, Robert, Tory, Jason, Jimmie Jr., Andrew, Trovon, Aubrey III, Brandon and a host of other loving relatives and friends.


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  • 01/20/2022

    I extend my condolences to the Thomas and Stewart families. I grew up in Studewood with Verline. She frequented our home; as, she and my sister were the best of friends. I remember Verline as a happy and outspoken person who had a heart of gold. I am certain that she will be missed and judging from the attendance at her homegoing service, she was definitely loved and admonished. Love and condolences to the families!

  • 01/19/2022

    Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it Western International has the distinct privelege of calling her son Edgar Jr. a teammate, co-worker and friend. The above passage could not be more fitting for Ms. Verline - Edgar is as good of a human being as god has ever created. He treats everyone he meets with kindness, dignity and respect! He is loved by us all. He is a living example to the way he was raised. Ms. Verline and Mr. Edgar Sr. - Job Well Done and Mission Accomplished! Now maam you can rest! Steve Thompson - Director of Transportation - Western International Gas and Cylinders Inc.

  • 01/19/2022

    Verline Thomas and I (Gloria Bozeman) grew up in the same Independent Heights (Studewood) neighborhood, and we both attended BTW HS (Class of "68). I am moved after reading the notice of her homegoing. My heartfelt sympathy is being offered to the Stewart and Thomas families. May God's grace, the love of family, and the support of friends comfort you. Gloria B. Akbar

  • 01/18/2022

    There are no words that can express our heartache at losing you, Auntie! You were always thinking of others more than yourself. We will always remember your smile, your laugh and your willingness to be there for those who needed you. Heaven has truly gained a beautiful angel! You will be missed immensely. We love you!

  • 01/17/2022

    My sincerest condolences to the Stewart family

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