Sharon LuRell Dunn Stewart
February 10, 2020
Funeral services for Sharon LuRell Dunn Stewart, 67, of Gary, will be held at 10:00am on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Garrison Funeral Home.
Sharon passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Gary. She was born on April 1, 1952 in Murphy, Missouri.
Sharon was a woman of integrity and loyalty. She was a lady but was just as hard working and determined as any man she knew. Her life was filled with wonderful times but none of those things held a candle to the love she had for her children. She spent many years ensuring the lessons of life and love were taught to them. She was an encourager, supporter and their best friend but most of all, she was the one person who loved them the most. Being a mother was no doubt, one of her greatest accomplishments.
Many years ago, she was fortunate enough to be recognized for all she was, by a gentleman who was passing by as she was working at “Fat Man’s” in Martinsville. Sharon and Gary became wonderful friends, and as time passed, they fell in love. 33 years ago, they were joined in marriage and Sharon has since made every step Gary made. Their family immediately grew immensely, and they were elated. Together, they were able to make most, if not all, of their dreams come true. Sharon stood by Gary as he became the “cowboy” he always wanted to be. And then, just as Sharon had envisioned, she made her last and most enjoyable home on Lake Murvaul. They were able to build their home there which was exactly what Sharon had imagined and it was done by their own hard work, sweat and tears. Their time there was filled with joy and many laughs as they gathered all their families together as often as possible. Sharon loved being there. She was happy with most anything that brought her greatest loves together. She never wanted her kids, and eventually the grandchildren, to remember her for the things she gave them, but more for the things she done for them. Sharon made gifts for each of them instead of buying things. Each year, birthdays and Christmas gifts were hand made and always something useful. When Sharon fell ill, Gary was right beside her and made sure she had everything she needed. Their love was unfailing. They were truly as one. In her last moments, God took control and showed each of them how He could work miracles. Sharon was surrounded by most of her family, but longed to visit her son, Jamie. This was made possible by her nurse, family and the grace of God. Shortly after returning from the trip, Sharon was able to enter her final home with her Lord and Savior. Gary and the children prayed over her and held her as she made her final transition. Sharon was a strong lady and a fierce fighter. These traits, along with her love of Christ and family will forever be part of the lives of those closest to her.
Sharon is survived by her best friend and husband, Gary Stewart of Gary; children, Tracy Lobb & husband, Eddie of Gary, Brian Hicks of Gary, Chad Hicks of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Jamie Travis of Hemphill, Naomi Dixon and husband Kirby of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Paula Williams and husband, Bill of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dwain Stewart of Nacogdoches and Theresa Stewart; 20 plus grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Dunn and wife, Judy of Mountain Home, Arkansas; and sister, Jolean Brindley and husband, Jordan of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; as well as many other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Ruth Verneal Sharp Dunn; daughter, Angela Marie Stewart and brother, Donald Dunn.
Pallbearers will be Brian Hicks, Chad Hicks, Eddie Lobb, Bill Williams, Kirby Dixon, Caden Stone, Gavin Hicks and Austin Hicks. Honorary pallbearers are Jamie Travis and Harold Stewart.
The Stewart family is being served by Garrison Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.garrisonfh.net.