Born on January 31, 1955, Sandra Ann Stewart "Sandy", of Madisonville, walked through the gates of Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on the afternoon of June 24, 2023, at the age of 68.
Sandy was a proud graduate of both Free Will Baptist Bible College and the University of Tennessee and loved her job as a Special Education Teacher at Fort Loudoun Middle School and later North Middle School, her school until retirement. She was a loving, caring, and patient mother to her 3 children; cherished and adored her role as "mawmaw" to her 2 beautiful granddaughters; and was a caring and faithful friend to many. Her main goals in life were to reflect the love that she had for Jesus in her daily life and to always be the sustaining and constant rock that her children and grandchildren needed.
Born in Charleston, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Darrel R. and Geraldine M. Gwinn, both of Madisonville, TN. She is preceded in death by her precious parents, one sister, Rebecca "Becky" Gwinn; and one brother-in-law, Robert Stinson.
Surviving Sandy are her children, Charles Stewart (Prague, CZ) Misty Kirkland (Madisonville, TN), and Darrel Stewart (Hammond, LA), and two granddaughters whom she loved dearly and were her world, Leslie Wright and Aubrey Stewart. Sandy is also survived by one brother, Jeff Gwinn, and one sister, Debbie Gwinn-Carswell, and her much-loved nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She was an active and dedicated member of Valley View Free Will Baptist Church, in Loudon, TN, being a wonderful and devoted Christian woman. She was an avid reader of her Bible and put an emphasis on her daily devotion and personal relationship with the Lord. She was also a woman who cared for any who crossed her path, always helping those in need . Her life revolved around her family, fishing, gardening, and her UT Vols/Lady Vols. We will miss her more than we can say. Yet, our hearts are bursting full of precious memories. We may always need her, but the Lord needed her more for His perfect plan. We are hurting right now, but we know God is good and has welcomed her home with open arms. She is now a strong and faithful soldier of the Lord who has gained her wings to watch over us all. We love and miss her dearly, but we know she is with Jesus, where she has always wanted be. Indeed, we have a sweet peace in our hearts knowing that, after some long illnesses, Sandy’s home at last with her mom and dad; safe in the arms of God.
Services will be Saturday, July 1, 2023 at Loudon Funeral Home; receiving friends, 11 - 1:00 PM, with the funeral at 1:00PM; interment service will follow at East Sweetwater Free Will Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Loudon Funeral Home or Valley View Free Will Baptist Church.