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STEWART, Ellen Ellen King Stewart passed away Monday, May 5th, after a rich and vibrant life of 82 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Stewart Jr., and subsequently her longtime companion A.C. (Robbie) Robinson; also her brothers James L King, Jr. and Larry E. King. Ellen was born on June 30th in the community of Rock Chapel, Georgia. She attended Stone Mountain High School where she was a star basketball player. She then attended Georgia Slate College for Women (GSCW) where she earned a degree in Business Administration. Ellen married Tom in 1952 and they began their careers and a family of four. Tom and Ellen owned and operated Stewart Rexall Drugs in Lithonia for a number of years until they developed Village East Apartments. Ellen continued to manage the apartments, and became a real estate broker in the 1970’s. After Tom’s death in 1974 she conceived and developed the Yellow Brick House Senior Living and Academy Offices in Lithonia. She purchased and restored Shoulderbone Junction and Mill in Hancock County and created a special family gathering place. She traveled extensively for golf and leisure with friends and family to Ireland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Argentina. She won golf tournaments, had a hole-in-one on Mother’s Day and enjoyed her golfing buddies. In her lifetime she was a seamstress, artist, doll maker, china painter, gardener, card player, handyman and life-long learner. She loved her family, grandchildren and newest great-grandchildren. Ellen is survived by her brother, William A. (Bill) King and his wife, Jo of Covington; sister-in-law, Sue King of Jackson Lake; four children, Dawn Massey of Grayson, Scarlett Sears of Avondale Estates, Sam Stewart and wife Nancy of Atlanta, and Amy and husband Wes Armstrong of Centerville; grandchildren Rachael Johnson, Lindsay Irving, Elizabeth Johnson, MacKenzie Williams, Courtney Sears, Amanda Johnson, Morgan Stewart, Trammell Sears and Seth Massey, and great-grandchildren Danny and Casey Irving and Ruthie and Stewart Williams. There are many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 1-3 PM, Thursday May 8th, 2014 at Henry Funeral Home in Lithonia. A Celebration of Her Life will follow at the Stewart home place from 4-7PM. Family and friends are welcome and invited to share remembrances and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, donations to Rock Chapel Cemetery Association (PO Box 1004, Lithonia, GA 30058) or Emory Winship Cancer Institute are requested.

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