July 23, 1928-Nov. 1, 2020

Graveside services for Melvin Harrison Stewart, 92, of Chestnut will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Bro. Mike Honzel officiating and Bro. Wayne Bridges assisting.  Family and friends may pay their respects from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Saturday at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home.  Due to Covid-19, masks and social distancing are required.

Mr. Stewart was born July 23, 1928, in Chestnut and passed away Nov. 1, 2020.

Melvin was a devoted family man, hunter, gardener, fisherman and active member of United Baptist Church of Campti serving as a deacon, active member for over 50 years of the Mason’s in Springhill and an active member of Star of Bethlehem of Castor.  He will be terribly missed by everyone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and Ora Bell Stewart; two brothers, Walter Lee Stewart and J.D. Stewart.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife of 74 years, Ruey Stewart; three children, Edith Stewart Braud and husband Henry, Lonnie M. Stewart and wife Peggy and Stacy Bridges and husband Wayne; six grandchildren, Alan Braud, Ashley Braud Stewart, Lindsey Bridges, Kara Bridges, Jennifer Bridges and Jamey Stewart; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joe Stewart, Bruce Stewart, Mike Watts, Max Pepper and Jerry Hammond.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alan Braud, Peyton Braud, Taylor Braud, Jamey Stewart, Jarrett Stewart, Kevin Stewart and Chayton Friday.


Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home

Coushatta, LA