Diane Stewart, 65, of Decaturville, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at her residence. She was born December 23, 1954 to the late Walter and Agnes Mayo Phillips. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Magalene Newton, Melba Swindle and Shirley Cox; five brothers, Bill Phillips, Mousie Phillips and three infant brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Dee Stewart of Decaturville; daughters, Melanie (Kevin) Williams of Decaturville and Kimberly (Jason) Harris of Decaturville; son, Corey (Tiffany) Stewart of Decaturville; grandchildren, Brooklyn (Eric) Dickerson, Katelyn (Steven) Mahoney, Gabbie Ellison, Dylan Williams, Peyton Ellison, Keenan Ellison, Khloe Williams and Cain Stewart; and great-grandchildren, Bryson Crittendon, Weston, Jackson and Emerson Dickerson and Rosaleigh Mahoney.
While her time with us seemed so short, the memories she made and the imprints she left on our hearts will last forever. Watching the Vols play football will never be the same, but we know she will forever cheer them on. She was our biggest supporter, the greatest wife, the best Mama and the most amazing Nana. She loved us each with tender loving and compassionate care. There wasn’t a soul who didn’t instantly love her; this beautiful woman lived a wonderful life. She will forever be missed and always remembered. Rest easy Angel, we all love you to the moon and back.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Gray’s Chapel Church with Bro. Raymond Roach and Bro. Welvon Mayo officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Visitation with the Stewart family will be Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 from 3 p.m. until service on Thursday at 2 p.m. All visitation and service will be at Gray’s Chapel Church.
Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Mahoney, Eric Dickerson, Keenan Ellison, Dylan Williams, Michael Phillips and Michael Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be Dru Alexander, Tommy Alexander, Cain Stewart, Steven Phillips, Bryson Crittendon, Weston Dickerson, Jackson Dickerson and Emerson Dickerson.
Oakdale Funeral Home-Decatur County is in charge of the arrangements.