Bishop Will Stewart, Jr.

Passed 10/09/2021


Obituary For Bishop Will Stewart, Jr.

Bishop Will Stewart, Jr., age 74, of Athens, GA, passed October 9, 2021.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 100 Buddy Christian Way, Athens, GA with interment in Evergreen Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, 11 AM - 2 PM at Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home and 3 PM - 6 PM at Bethesda Temple Apostolic Faith Church, 101 Whitehead Rd, Athens, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Stewart; daughter, Dr. Bethany (Marcus) Harrison; grandson, Judah Harrison; brothers, Lester Stewart, Sylvester (Sandra) Stewart and James Stewart; sisters, Iretha Manning and Jacasta Wright; and a host of relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his son, Stephen Stewart.

Arrangements by Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at

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  • The Joy of the Lord is our strength. Bishop Stewart, a man after God's own heart.

  • Offering my sincere condolences to the Stewart family and all those that are attached to them . I am so sorry for your loss. May Almighty God grant you peace and comfort your hearts during this extremely difficult hour. Elder Timothy Sheppard

  • May God's Love and mercy surround you and bring you peace, in Jesus name. I am so sorry for your loss and we are praying for you all. 💛🙏🏽

  • My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you Minister Phyllis Stewart and Dr.Bethany and family. May God's peace surround each one of you. Love, Bishop Alfreda & Deacon Randy Young

  • Dear Bethany and Marcus, We are heartbroken for your loss. As always we are praying for you. Your family Mom and Dad Harrison

  • Sincere Condolences to Phyllis and the family. God now has another Awesome Angel...Dr. Lonita "Toni"Davidson, Knoxville College Classmate

  • Praying that God will comfort your family during these trying times.

  • Prayers and Love to the family. Our God of Peace and Strength comfort you now and the many days ahead. The Children of Elbert and Martha Harris

  • -- Bishop J.P. Miller, Beulah Temple Ministries, Valdosta, Ga

  • Bishop Will Stewart Jr., was one of my dearest friends. His ability to turn a "serious reaction" into something humorous and informative was legendary. I will cherish our time together as some of my most rewarding experiences. My prayers are with Lady Phyllis and "his" Dr. Bethany and the rest of the family and precious church. We love you...

  • Phyllis, May God wrap His Arms around you during these very difficult days. My heart and prayers are with you and your precious family. Brenda Fitzpatrick

  • My sincere condolences Phyllis and family. Will was such a sweet, gentle person. You are in my prayers

  • Bishop Will Stewart, Jr was more fondly know to our family as Jr. The Bishop and my mom were 1st cousins. It saddens us all to hear of his passing. Even tough it has been a long time, I have many great memories of getting together in my younger years. We, your family, in Cleveland, Ohio extend our DEEPEST Condolences to our family. Continuing to PRAY your STRENGTH.

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Pastor Stewart was a blessing, he always had encouraging words to say when I would see him. You will be missed. May the Lord bless his wife, daughter and entire family. Dr. Regina Bell

  • Phyllis, my heart aches for you and your deep sorrow. Bishop Stewart brought light and life to so many in the Athens community. Together, you and your husband touched hundreds of families. He leaves a profound legacy. JoBeth and Lew Allen

  • My sincere condolences to you and your family. We were classmates at Knoxville College.

  • My deepest sympathy to Phyllis and family. Remember you well as such a sweet couple at Knoxville College. May God grant you peace. Patricia Fletcher Brown

  • Bishop Stewart was a blessed friend of our family and he will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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