Emma Bennett Stewart
November 25, 1928 -
May 27, 2020

Visitation

Service 

May 31, 2020
1:30 PM

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Emma Bennett Stewart, age 91, of Flintville, TN. Emma was born on November 25, 1928, at home, to the late Althis and Etta George Bennett. She passed away on May 27, 2020, at her residence.

Emma worked as a seamstress for Serbin, Jonathan Logan, and Lee Company. She was an amazing seamstress, who was known as the “Dress Lady”, in one year she made over 75 wedding and bridesmaid dresses, all of her beads and lace were sewn by hand as she believed they looked better than being machine sewn. Mrs. Stewart was also known later in life as the “Cupcake Lady”, she would bake and hand out hundreds of cupcakes to those who drove to her house in Flintville trick-or-treating. She loved to bake and was well known for her coconut cake and orange cookies. She was a member of the Corders Crossroads Church of Christ.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by her daughters, Paula Stewart Hill of Fayetteville and Linda Fay Stewart of Flintville; grandchildren Matt (Heather) Hill and Lori Hill (Steve) Orth; great grandchildren, Anna Hill, Justin Hill, Davis Orth, Park Orth, Wyatt Woolsey, and Waylon Woosley; and numerous nieces and nephews; and her furry friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Stewart; brothers, Harce, Charlie, Hugh, and Clyde Bennett; sister, Ola Mae Bennett; and grandson, Mark Hill.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30PM on Sunday, May 31 at Riverview Memorial Gardens, with Bro. Chris Cole officiating.

In accordance with State of Tennessee Executive Order No. 38 by Governor Bill Lee, social gatherings are limited to no more than 50 participants. For your safety we recommend face coverings, 6 feet social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and remaining home if you feel sick. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Lincoln County, 1718 Pulaski Highway, Fayetteville, TN 37334

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Emma Stewart.

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38 Comments

  1. Michelle Noles

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family at this time.

    Reply
  2. Denise Travis Counts

    May God comfort the family during this very sad time. You will all be in our prayers.

    Reply
  3. Robyn Fletcher

    We are so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Mrs Emma making my dresses and always loved the Halloween cupcakes. You all are in our prayers.
    Love, Robyn Fletcher and family

    Reply
  4. Katie Stromei

    Aunt Emma was a special Christian lady!! She was beautiful, inside and out, and showered those around her with love. We are praying for comfort and peace for you Paula, Linda, Matt and Lori (and families).

    Love,
    Katie Stromei

    Reply
  5. Terri Edwards Bukar

    Paula and Linda,
    The angels are truly rejoicing at receiving this sweet soul. Their has never been a kinder spirit. Always a serving heart. We loved her so and she will be missed.
    Terri Edwards Bukar and Family

    Reply
  6. Bruce Lauruhn

    I am so sorry to hear of Emma’s passing, she will be missed by so many. Emma was such a beautiful person and I was proud to have her as a sister-in-law. Willa Dean thought of Emma as an sister-in-law, sister and sometimes mother. We loved her dearly.
    Lynda and Paula, if there is anything that I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Reply
  7. Kirk and Nell Smith

    Emma was a very nice person and a joy to be around .
    She was an excellent seam-stress which she proved by her work and she is going to be missed by so many people .
    Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
    Kirk and Nell

    Reply
  8. Mack & Christine Hill

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences that we hope will help through this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Brenda Warren Waller

    Paula and Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of Miss Emma. Your Mom was one of the nicest people I know. Prayers for comfort during this time. Hugs. Know that I will be there in thought with you . God bless you all.

    Reply
  10. Debbie Walp Stone

    Mrs. Emma was a very special lady. She was always so sweet and kind to me.. She will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  11. Melissa McCool

    Linda and Paula
    We are sorry for the loss of Mrs. Emma. She was dear sweet lady. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. With Love,Melissa and Kerry. Also Barbara Roland

    Reply
  12. Rachel Storey

    Paula & Linda,
    Dwight and I always enjoyed talking to her, she was a very sweet person, and both of you have followed in her footsteps. Prayer for the family.

    Reply
  13. Edna Bradley

    Prayers for the family, Mrs. Emma was a sweet christian lady. Sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  14. greta carlisle

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ms Emma. She was an angel. Praying for the whole family & sending love to all.

    Reply
  15. Lynn Harrison

    A dear sweet lady. A close neighbor for most of my life. My girls are grown but will always remember those Halloween cupcakes. My prayers to Linda, Paula and family.

    Reply
  16. Katie Womack

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time. God bless the family.

    Reply
  17. Teri Pitts

    Dear Paula and Linda,
    I am so very sorry to learn of Ms. Emma’s death. She was always so nice to me and could fix any garment you took to her. She will be missed by many. Praying for peace and comfort only God can give. Lean on him now and days ahead.
    Love and Blessings!
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  18. Vicki H. Barrett

    Mrs. Emma was one of my favorite people. She was always such a lady with such a kind spirit.
    She will be missed by many.

    Reply
  19. Susan Dickey

    She was a wonderful person.
    Praying for you two.

    Reply
  20. judy blendermann

    Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Emma passing away. I will repeat what many have already said, “She was the sweetest lady.” She was so kind with a beautiful soul. I enjoyed sitting with her those times I came out and chatting. She was full of love for her family and loved her Church. It takes a while to adjust to life without a mother. But as time goes by, you will learn to deal with a life without her.
    I don’t really think we are totally without them. My mother is forever embedded in my heart. You are strong like your mama and you will find your way. God Bless you, Always!

    Reply
  21. Neil Honey

    So sorry for your loss. She was always so sweet to me and my family.

    Reply
  22. marcella scott

    Sorry to hear of your loved one. May God bless you all at this sad time.

    Lynn and Marcella Scott

    Reply
  23. Paula Dollar

    Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Have peace in knowing that you did everything that you could possibly do to take care of her. Love you, Paula

    Reply
  24. Karen Gilliam

    Sad to learn of Mrs. Emma’s passing. She was one of the sweetest women I think I ever knew. She touched so many lives with her kindness and her sewing. May God comfort you girls now and in the days to come.

    Reply
  25. Karen Moore

    Paula and Linda,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you, as only He can.

    Reply
  26. Wanda Williams

    So sorry for the great loss of a beautiful, beautiful Christian lady and aunt both inside and outside. She was so good to everyone that she came into contact with throughout her life—always doing for others and spreading her smile and laugh, and we were on the receiving end many times over. Our family has the most wonderful memories of her. May you, Paula, Linda, and family find peace and comfort as you adjust to changes in the days ahead. We love you all! Wanda and Bob Williams and Aunt Naomi Wallace

    Reply
  27. Wanda Tipper

    prayers for peace and comfort…

    Reply
  28. Tommy and Barbara Seals

    Paula, Linda and family we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Mrs. Emma was a great lady. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Reply
  29. Allison Williams Heffington

    Sure loved my Aunt Emma!

    Reply
  30. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Paula & Linda, I’m sorry to hear of Aunt Emma’s passing. My prayers are with the family during this sad time. May God provide comfort and peace. Love y’all.

    Reply
  31. Barbara Collins

    Linda so sorry for loss. Prayers for you and the family.

    Reply
  32. Paula Pitts

    I will always remember MS.Emma I live right down the road from her. She always have homemade cupcakes to give at Halloween.She was such a pleasant woman to be around. Prayers for Paula and Linda.

    Reply
  33. Amy Osteen

    Linda, you took such loving care of your mom……

    So sorry for your loss….May God bless you

    Reply
  34. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family.

    Reply
  35. Kathy Ward

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs.Emma was a very sweet and kind woman. My prayers will be with your family.

    Reply
  36. Kim Carlisle

    I worked with Emma at Lee’s . She was the sweetest woman . Prayers for her family .

    Reply
  37. Carolyn Greenwood

    So sorry for your loss

    Reply
  38. Judy Holt

    So sorry to here this praying for the family

    Reply

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38 Comments

  1. Michelle Noles

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family at this time.

    Reply
  2. Denise Travis Counts

    May God comfort the family during this very sad time. You will all be in our prayers.

    Reply
  3. Robyn Fletcher

    We are so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Mrs Emma making my dresses and always loved the Halloween cupcakes. You all are in our prayers.
    Love, Robyn Fletcher and family

    Reply
  4. Katie Stromei

    Aunt Emma was a special Christian lady!! She was beautiful, inside and out, and showered those around her with love. We are praying for comfort and peace for you Paula, Linda, Matt and Lori (and families).

    Love,
    Katie Stromei

    Reply
  5. Terri Edwards Bukar

    Paula and Linda,
    The angels are truly rejoicing at receiving this sweet soul. Their has never been a kinder spirit. Always a serving heart. We loved her so and she will be missed.
    Terri Edwards Bukar and Family

    Reply
  6. Bruce Lauruhn

    I am so sorry to hear of Emma’s passing, she will be missed by so many. Emma was such a beautiful person and I was proud to have her as a sister-in-law. Willa Dean thought of Emma as an sister-in-law, sister and sometimes mother. We loved her dearly.
    Lynda and Paula, if there is anything that I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Reply
  7. Kirk and Nell Smith

    Emma was a very nice person and a joy to be around .
    She was an excellent seam-stress which she proved by her work and she is going to be missed by so many people .
    Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
    Kirk and Nell

    Reply
  8. Mack & Christine Hill

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences that we hope will help through this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Brenda Warren Waller

    Paula and Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of Miss Emma. Your Mom was one of the nicest people I know. Prayers for comfort during this time. Hugs. Know that I will be there in thought with you . God bless you all.

    Reply
  10. Debbie Walp Stone

    Mrs. Emma was a very special lady. She was always so sweet and kind to me.. She will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  11. Melissa McCool

    Linda and Paula
    We are sorry for the loss of Mrs. Emma. She was dear sweet lady. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. With Love,Melissa and Kerry. Also Barbara Roland

    Reply
  12. Rachel Storey

    Paula & Linda,
    Dwight and I always enjoyed talking to her, she was a very sweet person, and both of you have followed in her footsteps. Prayer for the family.

    Reply
  13. Edna Bradley

    Prayers for the family, Mrs. Emma was a sweet christian lady. Sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  14. greta carlisle

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ms Emma. She was an angel. Praying for the whole family & sending love to all.

    Reply
  15. Lynn Harrison

    A dear sweet lady. A close neighbor for most of my life. My girls are grown but will always remember those Halloween cupcakes. My prayers to Linda, Paula and family.

    Reply
  16. Katie Womack

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time. God bless the family.

    Reply
  17. Teri Pitts

    Dear Paula and Linda,
    I am so very sorry to learn of Ms. Emma’s death. She was always so nice to me and could fix any garment you took to her. She will be missed by many. Praying for peace and comfort only God can give. Lean on him now and days ahead.
    Love and Blessings!
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  18. Vicki H. Barrett

    Mrs. Emma was one of my favorite people. She was always such a lady with such a kind spirit.
    She will be missed by many.

    Reply
  19. Susan Dickey

    She was a wonderful person.
    Praying for you two.

    Reply
  20. judy blendermann

    Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Emma passing away. I will repeat what many have already said, “She was the sweetest lady.” She was so kind with a beautiful soul. I enjoyed sitting with her those times I came out and chatting. She was full of love for her family and loved her Church. It takes a while to adjust to life without a mother. But as time goes by, you will learn to deal with a life without her.
    I don’t really think we are totally without them. My mother is forever embedded in my heart. You are strong like your mama and you will find your way. God Bless you, Always!

    Reply
  21. Neil Honey

    So sorry for your loss. She was always so sweet to me and my family.

    Reply
  22. marcella scott

    Sorry to hear of your loved one. May God bless you all at this sad time.

    Lynn and Marcella Scott

    Reply
  23. Paula Dollar

    Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Have peace in knowing that you did everything that you could possibly do to take care of her. Love you, Paula

    Reply
  24. Karen Gilliam

    Sad to learn of Mrs. Emma’s passing. She was one of the sweetest women I think I ever knew. She touched so many lives with her kindness and her sewing. May God comfort you girls now and in the days to come.

    Reply
  25. Karen Moore

    Paula and Linda,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you, as only He can.

    Reply
  26. Wanda Williams

    So sorry for the great loss of a beautiful, beautiful Christian lady and aunt both inside and outside. She was so good to everyone that she came into contact with throughout her life—always doing for others and spreading her smile and laugh, and we were on the receiving end many times over. Our family has the most wonderful memories of her. May you, Paula, Linda, and family find peace and comfort as you adjust to changes in the days ahead. We love you all! Wanda and Bob Williams and Aunt Naomi Wallace

    Reply
  27. Wanda Tipper

    prayers for peace and comfort…

    Reply
  28. Tommy and Barbara Seals

    Paula, Linda and family we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Mrs. Emma was a great lady. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Reply
  29. Allison Williams Heffington

    Sure loved my Aunt Emma!

    Reply
  30. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Paula & Linda, I’m sorry to hear of Aunt Emma’s passing. My prayers are with the family during this sad time. May God provide comfort and peace. Love y’all.

    Reply
  31. Barbara Collins

    Linda so sorry for loss. Prayers for you and the family.

    Reply
  32. Paula Pitts

    I will always remember MS.Emma I live right down the road from her. She always have homemade cupcakes to give at Halloween.She was such a pleasant woman to be around. Prayers for Paula and Linda.

    Reply
  33. Amy Osteen

    Linda, you took such loving care of your mom……

    So sorry for your loss….May God bless you

    Reply
  34. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family.

    Reply
  35. Kathy Ward

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs.Emma was a very sweet and kind woman. My prayers will be with your family.

    Reply
  36. Kim Carlisle

    I worked with Emma at Lee’s . She was the sweetest woman . Prayers for her family .

    Reply
  37. Carolyn Greenwood

    So sorry for your loss

    Reply
  38. Judy Holt

    So sorry to here this praying for the family

    Reply

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