Earnestine Steward Obituary (1936 – 2022) – Ogden, UT
Earnestine Steward “Sista” as she was affectionately known was born February 26, 1936 to Ernest Jones and Missouri Parker in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She moved to Ogden, UT in 1950 where she graduated from Ogden High School and later attended Weber State College and received her teaching certificate.
She married LD Steward in 1956 and of this union she was blessed with 11 children. They were later divorced. She was a teacher at Ogden Area Community Action and a CNA at Manor Care where she later retired.
‘Sista” was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and was a willing worker. Later she attended Second Baptist Church.
“Sista” had a zest for life. She loved traveling to her family reunions, playing cards, bingo, going to Wendover, cooking, and spending time with her family. Her door was always open and once you entered it, you felt like family.
“Sista” departed this life for everlasting life on June 13, 2022 surrounded by her family. Awaiting her arrival are her parents; sisters, Annalee Banks and Olivia Perkins; children, Colleen, Erick, and Melvin Steward; and son in law, OD Sanders.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory one sister, Rosemary Green, Chicago, IL; children, Dunnese Scott-Sanders, Beverley (James) Hester, Lonnie (Jeanette), Curtis (Cassandra) Jones, Carolina (Gregory) Weatherspoon, Larry (Karen), Michael, and Kelvin (Lora); 30 grand children; 56 great grandchildren; 35 great, great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to extend a special thanks to South Davis Home Health and Gigi.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Second Baptist Church, 227 27th Street, Ogden, UT with a viewing prior to services from 12:00-1:00 pm
Earnestine’s service will be streamed live. To watch scroll to the bottom of her obituary at www.myers-mortuary.com on Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 pm If unable to watch at this time it will remain on Myer’s website indefinitely.
Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, UT.
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Published by Myers Mortuary on Jun. 18, 2022.