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File #: 0400X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/6/2018 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To honor, recognize, and celebrate the life of Mr. Lawrence Stewart Jr. and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing, Monday, November 26, 2018.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Shannon G. Hardin

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To honor, recognize, and celebrate the life of Mr. Lawrence Stewart Jr. and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing, Monday, November 26, 2018.

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WHEREAS, Mr. Lawrence Stewart Jr. passed away peacefully on Monday, November 26, 2018, surrounded by family and some of his dearest friends; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Lawrence Stewart Jr., affectionately called “Stu” by his friends and family, was born on August 17, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to the union of Mr. Lawrence Stewart, Sr. and Mrs. Pauline Stewart - growing up on the west side of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Stewart attended West High School where he played basketball, football and ran track; graduating in 1963; from there he began his college education at The Ohio State University; however, the Lord had other plans for his life; his childhood friend Jimmy Bradley encouraged him to transfer to Oakwood University located in Huntsville, Alabama - while at Oakwood Stu was elected Vice-President of the Student Government Association and in 1969 was nominated for Mr. Oakwood College -Oakwood University proved to be a blessing for Stu on a number of levels: his love of sports, competition, and people paved the way for his remarkable and benevolent life - his relationships, friendships and rich experiences at Oakwood led him to become an Adventist; and he had an opportunity to participate in the many rivalries which were developed from their championship games - however his greatest blessing proved to be his beautiful wife, the former Rita Scott who was introduced to him by his roommate Mr. Jerry Foster, affectionately now known as Uncle Jerry - Rita is Jerry’s first cousin - Stu and Rita began dating and married on March 19, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan - a union that lasted 46 years - Stu would graduate from Oakwood in 1971; and

WHEREAS, After Oakwood Mr. Stewart began a career as a pharmaceutical salesman - a field that he would work in for over 30 years; he wor...

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