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A LIFE WELL LIVED
Michael Robert Stewart, 59yrs years of age departed on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Michael was born April 17, 1963 in South Bend, IN to the union of Barbara Murdock and late Harrison Stewart Jr.
Michael graduated from South Bend’s Riley High School and continued his education at Bethel College receiving his B.S. and M.A. in Business Administration. He was employed for 37 years at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Indiana, he was the District manager of South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Hammond.
Michael was a devoted member of Pentecostal Cathedral Church where he proudly served on the Trustees Board. He was anointed by God with his hands directing music. Which touched so many people lives. His faith was a big part of his everyday life and it showed in how he treated family and friends. His kind spirit and warm smile put even strangers at ease.
Michael was a devoted son, father, grandfather, and brother. He was very devoted to his family. After the passing of his father he kindly accepted the challenge of leadership role in the family. He has been a dedicated care-giver of his mother for the past several years. He had an especially close relationship with his sister Kathy (aka my ride or die). He was an extremely proud Dad and Papa(grandfather) to "his girls" as he called them. His time with family was a priority, every week he spent time with his grand-daughter, Jaidyn, picking her up from school and attending all her school events. Michael hosted family events for holidays, game nights etc.
Our beautiful angel leaves to cherish his memory, mother Barbara Murdock, daughter Ebony Stewart, and granddaughter Jaidyn Kimbrough all of South Bend. Three sisters, Joann (Johnny) McChristian of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Glenda Patton and Kathy Stewart of South Bend, one brother, Bruce Coleman of Salt Lake, Utah. Michael leaves (2) aunts, Annie Brown, and Celestine Duncan-Cole and uncles Jim (Thelma) Duncan III and Lepolia (Roberta) all from Memphis, Tennessee. Michael has (3) nephews Jarmaine (Maria) McChristian and Jonathan McChristian from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Dennis Patton Jr. of South Bend, Indiana and (4) nieces Debra Ann of Salt Lake, Utah, Lakisha Alexander, Sierra Poindexter, and Turquoise Patton all of South Bend, Indiana and 11 great nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a whole host of friends, colleagues and acquaintances.
Michael father Harrison Stewart Jr., grandmothers Annette Duncan and Ella Stewart, grandfather Harrison Stewart Sr, sister Sandy K Coleman, nephew Jessie Thames, niece Marietta Thames, and brother-in law Dennis Patton Sr. All preceded him in death.
He loved him some Anita Baker. She was his favorite singer he would travel near or far just to be in attendance front row at her concerts.
My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever
Services honoring the life, love, labor, and legacy of our dear Brother will be held on Saturday January 28, 2023; 11 A.M at Pentecostal Cathedral Church Of God In Christ, 1025 Western Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 46601. Bishop Donald L. Alford, Sr. will bring the word. Friends may visit with the family an hour prior. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Arrangements have been lovingly entrusted with Alford’s Mortuary Inc.