Crawford James Stewart

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Crawford James Stewart, “CJ” 87, from Robbins, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2023 at FirstHealth Hospice House, West End, NC, surrounded by his family. 

 A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday June 25, 2023 at Browns Chapel Christian Church Robbins, NC, with the Reverend Hubert McLeod  officiating. 

CJ was a lifelong resident of Moore County, growing up in the small town of Vass, NC.  Later, he proudly served his country in the US Navy, US Army National Guard and the Armored Cavalry Division.  He worked for over 40+ years in manufacturing for Super Feeds, formerly owned by N.G. Purvis Farms.  He was a dedicated employee who could be counted on to help whenever needed, even years after his retirement.  Although known as a quiet, light hearted man, he had a way of making everyone around him feel welcomed.  He was always upbeat, positive and encouraging to everyone he met.  He had a great sense of humor, giving each of his five children nicknames that he continued using throughout his life.  He was a man who loved working in the yard becoming known for his “green thumb” in gardening and raising flowers.  He demonstrated unconditional love and the value of hard work.  He was very proud to know that his children and grandchildren achieved success through a determination inspired by him.  CJ was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.  He was the son of the late Challie Hampton Stewart and Bertha Lane Stewart and was preceded in death by brothers; Wade and Ray Stewart. 

CJ is survived by his wife of 58 years: Elaine Stewart of Robbins;  children; Wendy Stewart Pruitt (Mark) of Reidsville, NC, Seth Stewart (Christina) of Mocksville, NC, Marshall Stewart (Diane) of Statesville, NC, Martha Stewart Tolksdorf (Axel) of Greensboro, NC, Mark Stewart (Lisa) of Concord, NC and one sister, Ruby Lowrimore of Sanford NC.  He had 11 grandchildren: Collin and Ivy Claire Pruitt, Luke Stewart, Matthew, Jacob, and Benjamin Stewart, Challie, Caroline, and Camilla Tolksdorf, Gezadiah and Serenity McCorkle; many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 24, 2023 between 6:00-8:00  pm, at Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins, NC. 


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Stewart family. 

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  1. Dear Marshall,
    We are saddened for the loss of your Father.
    We will remember you and your family in our prayers.
    Judy and Bobby

  2. May God bless the family in this time of sorrow and we wish you peace in the days to come.

  3. Martha and family,
    So sorry about your loss. We are thinking of you in this difficult time.
    Caroline, Emma , and Virginia Carpenter

  4. Elaine and Stewart Family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. May the Lord be with each of you in the coming days. Wishing you the best in your health. Joan and Jimmy Pruitt

  5. So sorry for your loss. He gained his Angel wings and is in peace now. May God give you comfort during this time. Sending prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

  6. Elaine, Wendy, Seth, Marshall, Martha, and Mark,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry about the loss of CJ. I have fond memories of CJ from going to church together at Browns Chapel when we were younger and the 4th of July celebrations he and Elaine came to at mama and daddy’s. CJ was always smiling and friendly. He was so proud of you all and loved you very much. May all the cherished memories and the knowledge that he is with Jesus bring you comfort.
    Lori Brewer Johnson

  7. Elaine, Seth and family. The family has my sincere condolences for your loss. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Elaine, I am so very sorry for your loss. I always thought so much of C. J. He was always in a good mood. He could put a smile of your face any and every time you met him.. He will be so missed. Prayers for you and the rest of your family. Lean on God. He will see you through your grief. Hugs Mary M

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