October 2, 1938 - April 22, 2020
Lemuel Adolphus Stewart, age 81, gained his wings on April 22, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. A Jamaican native, Hamilton local, and long-time resident of Water’s Edge Nursing home, Lemuel was an unfortunate victim of the COVID-19.
Lovingly known around the world as ‘Enos’, Lemuel had a million-dollar smile that lit up any room! His infectious laugh, bigger-than-life personality, and most sought out words of wisdom are just a few of his greatest qualities. Family and friends reminisce on his strong sense of loyalty and compassion. A lover of fine dining, reggae music, and traveling, Lemuel was also a great advocate of education and entrepreneurship. He was a God-fearing man and embodied a strong, unwavering faith. If the value of life is measured by experience, then Lemuel lived a truly rich journey!
Lemuel was born in Bird Mountain, Jamaica on October 2nd, 1938 to the late Caleb and Rosetta Stewart. He was raised by his late grandmother, Margaret Green one parish over in Mount Lebanon, Jamaica. He attended Gurney’s Mount Primary school in the early 50s and spent his childhood being a great help to grandmother, Aunt Rebecca, and his 10 other brothers and sisters. In the late 70s, Lemuel ventured on to a new life in the states, where he would later meet and marry his wife, Hilretta Stewart. In 2001, he moved his family from Asbury Park to Hamilton, New Jersey, with visions of a greater life. However, in 2004, Lemuel suffered his 3rd stroke and soon became resident of Water’s Edge Nursing Home. He was not only a visionary, but a fighter, and lived life abundantly.
His incredible life will forever be cherished in the lives of his family and children. In addition to his parents and grandmother, he was predeceased by his brothers: Gladston Stewart, Desmond Stewart, and Fredrick Stewart; and his eldest daughter and only son: Dahlia Stewart Dunkley and Kenroy Stewart. He is survived by: his wife, Hilretta Stewart, his daughters: Avia Grant Stewart, Nevlyn Stewart Maddy, Sharia Porter Lilly, Sabrina Stewart, Antoinette Stewart; his bother: Dr. Pastor Astley Stewart, and his sisters: Lillian Williams, Linette Stewart Morris, Joyce Stewart Chambers, Min. Adina Stewart Malcolm, and Vira Stewart Clark. Lemuel is also survived by his 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Lemuel Adolphus Stewart will be laid to rest on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at 1pm at St. Mary’s in Trenton, NJ. The funeral service, due to COVID-19, will be limited and private, however, live-streaming will be coordinated. The Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home will have information on when respects may be paid at his St. Mary’s gravesite. Flowers and memorial donations may be directed to Buklad Memorial.
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