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1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
Fax: 757-624-1508
Gladys Stewart

Gladys Ann Stewart (Watkins)

Monday, May 13th, 1940 - Saturday, February 6th, 2021
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Gladys Ann Watkins-Stewart was born May 13, 1940 to the late Robert C. & Gladys H. Watkins in Bluefield, Va. She was the oldest of four siblings. She departed this earthly journey after having a talk with Jesus and gaining her wings on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 in Chesapeake Va.

She held many talents and shared them with everyone. An avid cake decorator, seamstress, flower arranger, ceramic painter, quilter; she also crocheted, knitted and of most recent made handmade ornament. Her true gift to us was her solid faith in God, a compassionate heart and giving of herself to most anyone she came in contact with.

Gladys was educated in the Tazwell County school system, graduating from Tazwell County High School and earning her bachelors at Bluefield State University. She retired as an educator after spending many years as a teacher in Maryland schools and her final 14 years at Kindercare as a Daycare Manager. She was a true advocate for children and loved all that she came in contact with. She received many accolades and merits along the way, but her devotion to her family was most prominent. With many encouraging words, prayers and witnessing about the love of God to all, she was a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Sherman C.(Sam) Stewart, Jr. and her brother Robert C. (Bobby) Watkins, Jr.

She now leaves to celebrate her life and legacy her daughter, Kim (Kevin)White of Chesapeake, Va.; and son Bryant(Bonnie)Watkins of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Chavelle White, Kevin White II, Zachary Watkins and Jordan Watkins; her sister, Carolyn Tilghman; her brother, Harold Watkins; three nieces, Kathy Watkins, Karen Mitchell and Michelle Tilghman ; two nephews, Derrick and Anthony Watkins; many great-nieces and nephews, two of which she raised Armone’ & Savion Watkins and a host of great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, church family and dear friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 19th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 19th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home
    Address
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 20th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 20th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

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    Glen Haven Memory Gardens
    Address
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    Fredricksburg, Virginia
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Earl & Constance Mabry

Posted at 08:45pm
Connie and I are extremely sad to learn of the demise of Gladys Ann. She was a lovely woman who was loved by her family and all of those with whom she came in contact. The members of her family and her many friends will miss her warm smile and her comforting words. Her love and kind gestures will be remembered by all. May God use her and hold her in His everlasting arms.
To her family, we offer our condolences and heartfelt sympathy. May your loved one rest in peace.
Constance, Earl, Cherie and Darryl Mabry
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Your sister Carolyn and nieces Karen & Michelle

Posted at 03:51pm
You will always be in our hearts. Love you.
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Marilyn Walker

Posted at 10:03pm
Kim and Bryant - please know that our heart goes out to you during this time of bereavement. We adopted Mother Gladys as part of our family and will miss her dearly. What we will miss most are the fond memories she shared of her beautiful family. We will cherish the time we were graced to spend with Mother Gladys and we are grateful that you allowed us to serve her for a season.
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Lee and Marilyn Walker

Posted at 09:20pm
Kim and Bryant, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom (Mother Gladys) is a Beautiful person!
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Terry And Hannah

Posted at 04:02pm
Hi Kim, our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time.
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