Vernell J. Stewart, 78, was born April 24, 1941 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late William and Xnola West; departed this life peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Austell, Georgia. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Stewart, brother, Larry Roy West and grandchild Jayemond Bailey.
Vernell graduated from McKeesport High School. She attended CCAC and later became a certified nursing assistant. She worked at UPMC McKeesport Hospital for 32 years until she retired. She met her husband; the late John Stewart and they were married for over 40 years.
Vernell accepted Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of Petra International Ministries until she moved to Georgia. Vernell served in several capacities, she was a member of the Adult Choir and Usher Board. She loved to read. Her favorite pass time was doing word puzzles.
Anyone that knew her, knows she loved her family. They were everything to her. Vernell’s love will be missed but it will carry on through her two daughters, April James of McKeesport, PA, Twanda Campbell of Austell, GA; four sons, James (Denise) Myers of York, PA, Troy and Derek Myers of Marietta, GA, Damon Myers of Duquesne, PA; sister, Terra (Al) Matthews; brother, William (Sharon) West; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, many relatives and friends.
Family and friends will be received at Robert Waters Funeral Home on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:00-8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at Petra International Ministries Friday, February 21 at 11:00am.
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Originally published February 19, 2020.