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.