Janet Faye Stewart
Sunrise: December 10, 1944
Sunset: April 18, 2020
Janet Faye Stewart was born on December 10, 1944, the third of four daughters born to Alyce Louise (Scipio) Stewart and William Ernest Stewart.
She received Christ at an early age, was baptized and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Janet graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1962. She worked in retail for several years before moving to Washington D.C. to work for the F.B.I. as a Fingerprint Technician. She attended Prince George Community College majoring in Secretary Science.
Janet was a hard-working and dedicated person who worked her way up through the Government System. She was a firm believer in career development and education. She received many promotions…
U.S. Dept. of Treasury Clerical Assistant
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Lead Correspondence Analyst
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretariat Office of Operations, Procurement Division
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Review Correspondence Secretariat
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Senior Correspondence Secretariat
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Office of the Executive Secretariat
She received numerous accommodations for her exceptional and explementary work with the government. She was appointed to work at the White House on temporary assignment as needed during the Clinton administration. She retired from the Agriculture Department in 2008 after forty-one years of service.
Janet was a special person full of life and vigor. She loved the holidays with family. When the sisters got together, they would remind you of the Golden Girls plus one; of course, Janet was the jazzy one, very stylish and opinionated. She always said, The truth will set you free. She loved a good gathering, good restaurants, and most of all a good home-cooked meal, she would say, I’ll buy the food but don’t expect me to cook it. She was generous, giving, and loved to shower you with gifts.
Janet’s philosophy of life was as follows…
People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you know which one it is for a person, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsent and they are for that moment in time. Then without any reason, the season may change. You may walk away, become disillusioned, act up, and are forced to make a stand or death may be part of the equation. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a season because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They bring you peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you would never learn on your own. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in life.
In summary: Make the most of your potential, keep abreast and updated with rapidly changing times.
Jan’s favorite scripture was “I can do all things through Christ who Strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
She leaves to mourn her three sisters: Anita Stewart of Bridgeport, Charlotte Howard and Nancy Saunders of Cleveland. Two nephews Damon Stewart (who preceded her in death), Kevin Howard. Surrogate nephew, Charles Cox and great-niece Zuri Howard and a host of relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held at Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport with Reverend Rolland L. Owens officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, Bridgeport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Zion Baptist, Church, 200 Howard St., Bridgeport, OH 43912.
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