Stewart, Larry


STEWART Larry Jewell

Larry Jewell Stewart, 78, died January 27, 2022. He was born October 8, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Henry E. Stewart, Sr., and Daisy Melson Stewart. He was predeceased by his two brothers (Henry and Charles), two sisters (Veronica and Jackie) and one daughter (Stacie Renee). Survivors include his beloved wife of 55 years, Brendel Sambrone Stewart, brother, Herman Stewart, daughters Racquel Luckett (Troy), Rochelle Jones, Alicia McDaniel (Myron) and son Larry Christopher. He also leaves to mourn his grandchildren Gabriel, Shelbe, Joseph III, Jordan, Justin, Riley, Brycen, Alicia, Sierra and Mackenzie, as well as a host of relatives and friends.

Larry graduated from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans in 1962, where he played drums in their nationally recognized band Marching 100. He received a full band scholarship to Grambling State University where he majored in political science and notably performed with the Grambling State Band in the first-ever Super Bowl.

In 1966, Larry married his high school sweetheart, Brendel Sambrone Stewart, and started working at Shell Oil in New Orleans. In 1969 he moved his wife and twin daughters to Atlanta, Georgia. He first worked in accounting at General Motors and later at WSB-TV. In 1971, Larry Stewart began what would become a 31-year career with Delta Air Lines. Larry’s infectious personality and strong work ethic have made him a well-known and beloved colleague throughout his career. He was Delta’s unofficial recruiter, as he proudly helped several people find jobs with the airline. After a three-week long retirement, Larry Stewart worked at Enterprise for 12 years and later “landed” himself a job at his son L. Chris Stewart’s law firm, Stewart Miller Simmons, where he continued to work, even throughout his illness.

A longtime active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in West End Atlanta since 1972, Larry has served in the Men’s Action Club, Knights of St. Peter Claver Council 276, Fourth Degree Assembly 43, Finance Council, Parish Board , Usher Ministry, Eucharistic ministers and male choir. Larry Stewart was godfather to several children and adults. He has also volunteered with Caring for Others, Inc and was an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of St. Augustine Alumni.

There will be a public screening on Friday, February 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the Christian Burial Mass at noon at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 2560 Tilson Road, Decatur, GA 30022.

Services will be streamed live,

Carl M. Williams Funeral Dirs., Inc., 492 Larkin St., SW, 404-522-8454,


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