P.A. Brooks and members of the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) in
Michigan mourn the passing of Missionary Lois Patricia Stewart, an avid
church worker, Licensed Christian Counselor and retired Educator and
Guidance Counselor.
Stewart worked faithfully in her local church, New St. Paul Tabernacle
COGIC, serving in many capacities over the past 41 years under the
leadership of Bishop P.A. Brooks. She also dedicated herself to the
service of the Lord in Northeast Michigan COGIC the Historic First
Jurisdiction of Michigan and Headquarters District.
1983, her husband, Deacon Johnny Stewart, along with several other
COGIC Businessmen, Founded the Association of COGIC Business Owners
(ACBO). Patricia worked diligently alongside her husband in that
organization. Through ACBO’s 26 years of active philanthropic giving,
fund-raising and organizing, hundreds of COGIC youth graduating high
school, and college undergrads, throughout Michigan and Ontario, Canada
received Scholarships accumulating upwards of $1,000,000.00. The
Stewarts true contributions and investment in youth for continued
education may never be known! She recently adopted and provided support
for two under privileged 3 year old twins on the Island of Haiti.
Stewart was a native Detroiter. She graduated from Chadsey High School,
then went on to graduate from Wayne State University with a Bachelor
Degree in Special Education, and an earned Master Degree in Counseling.
She worked for 31 years as a Teacher and Guidance Counselor in the
Detroit Public School System, investing in the lives of youth at schools
such as Dow and Courville Elementary, and Charles Wright Academy of
Arts and Sciences, before retiring in 2005. In addition to her career at
DPS, Mrs. Stewart, a State licensed Professional Counselor, was the
Vice-President/Director of the Brooke Personal Development Center, an
independent Christian Counseling center. She held memberships with the
American Association of Christian Counselors and American Counseling
2015, Patricia Stewart was honored by the Michigan Chronicle with a
“Women of Excellence Award”. Above all else, she was a truly devoted
child of the Most High GOD!
L. Patricia Stewart is survived by her loving and devoted husband,
Deacon Johnny Stewart, three daughters, Shawndra Stewart-Hernton
(Anthony), Shaterra Ellison and Shamara
Joi Stewart; her mother, Mrs. Juanita Mullins; Mother-in-Law, Mrs.
Felishia Hoskins, four Grandchildren, Michael Anthony Stewart Hernton,
Tiara Hernton, Mya and Brooke Ellison, and three sisters, Van Burden,
Kira Robinson, and Patricia Morgan.
Friends may visit on Friday, December 16, 2016 starting at 6:30 p. m., at New St. Paul Tabernacle Church Of God In Christ, 15340 Southfield Drive near Fenkell, Detroit, MI 48223.
Homegoing Celebration and Final Service of Remembrance will be held at
the church on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11 a.m., with a Family Hour
beginning at 10 a.m.