Joy Bum­gar­ner Ste­wart

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Classified -

RALEIGH - Joy Fran­cis Bum­gar­ner Ste­wart passed from this life on April 18, 2019, at Cap­i­tal Nurs­ing and Re­hab in Raleigh where she had resided since June, 2018. She was born on Septem­ber 26, 1931, to Ver­non Slade Bum­gar­ner, Sr. and El­iz­a­beth War­ren Bum­gar­ner both of whom pre­de­ceased her. She is sur­vived by her brother Ver­non Slade Bum­gar­ner, Jr. She was an honor stu­dent in the Thomas­boro High School class of 1949. She mar­ried Charles Allen Ste­wart on Septem­ber 13, 1950, and he pre­de­ceased her on Jan­uary 6, 2013. From the late 1950’s un­til 2006 they lived in the house they built at 4455 Back Creek Church Road. Early in her work ca­reer Joy de­signed and sold res­tau­rant kitchen and din­ing room equip­ment to large restau­rants and was very suc­cess­ful. Af­ter her pre­vi­ous em­ployer’s com­pany was sold she worked as an ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant to one of the deans at The Univer­sity of North Carolina in Char­lotte and she re­tired in 1996. Joy en­joyed read­ing, shop­ping, so­cial­iz­ing with friends and trav­el­ing in the USA and Europe. Joy was very ac­tive in the Newell com­mu­nity; in Back Creek Pres­by­te­rian Church in­clud­ing her cir­cle, Sun­day school class and serv­ing on var­i­ous church com­mit­tees. She liked to ex­er­cise by swim­ming and walk­ing and was al­ways phys­i­cally fit. A grave­side ser­vice will be con­ducted at noon on May 19, at Back Creek Pres­by­te­rian Church. Memo­ri­als may be sent to Back Creek Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1821 Back Creek Church Road, Char­lotte, NC 28213.

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