Rosa Lee Stewart was born on July 3, 1946 in Union, Sc. She was the oldest of three children to
her parents, the late Louise Browning Adams and James W. Young. She departed this life on
gust 6,2019 after a lengthy illness.
he was educated in the Baltimore City School System. Rosa was united in marriage to her
high school sweetheart, the late James (Jimmy) Stewart in 1963. They were blessed with two
sons, Damon Edward and Darrin Anthony. Later in life, she gave her loving heart and "Moth-
ered" Audi and Reggie Fugett and Andrew and Peyton Polite.
Rosa was employed at Read's Drug Store, Schmitz's Bakery and st.
Edward's Catholic Church Daycare Center. It was at the Daycare Center
where she discovered her love and passion, caring
for children. Members at st. Edward's recognized Rosa's special "gift"
and requested her to be a Care Giver for their children. The majority
of her life was spent caring and nurturing children of various
families in the Baltimore area.
She was an active member of st. Edward's Catholic Church until
her illness. Rosa was a proud member of the following: The
Willing Workers, The Traditional Choir, The Good News Choir,
A Eucharistic Minister, Servants of the Crucified Savior, The
Young Adults and The Daycare Staff.
Family was very important to Rosa. She was affectionately
called "Coot" by family members. Rosa loved and adored her
aunts and uncles, whom she embraced as her brothers and
sisters. In addition, she had an unbreakable bond with her
siblings, children and the joys of her life, "her grandchildren!"
It meant the world to her to be a part of family events, i.e.
traveling, reunions, outings, special occasions. She
contributed to those gatherings by sharing her cooking
expertise by honoring and celebrating family recipes.
Rosa enjoyed a simple life. She enjoyed reading romance
novels, word searches and crossword puzzles, watching soap
operas and traveling. She made numerous friends wherever
she went and to their good fortune, everyone was welcomed to partake of her good cooking.
Rosa leaves to celebrate her life: sons-Damon (Annette) Stewart, Darrin (Monica Summers)
Stewart, children-Audi Fugett-Jones, Reggie Fugett, Andrew and Peyton Polite, siblings-James
Adams (Old Bridge,NJ), Dr. Jacqueline Young (Montclair,NJ), Calvin Adams (Edison,NJ), Carolyn
Adams (deceased), five grandchildren-Shaneia Stewart, Ridge Froneberger, Devrin Stewart,
Dylan Stewart, Dakota Stewart, one great grandchild-Nevaeh Stewart, Sister in-law Lear (Pinky)
Powell, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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