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Helen Louise Spurlin Stewart

Helen Louise Spurlin Stewart passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the age of 69.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.  on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Selma, Alabama with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. in Union Springs, Alabama at the Union Springs Perpetual Care Cemetery with Dr. Jerry Light and Reverend David Stewart officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Helen was born on August 11, 1951 to Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Spurlin, Sr. of Fitzpatrick,  She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Elma Lee Hickey Spurlin, and her father, Mr. James Thomas Spurlin, Sr.

Helen was the oldest of three children, and she is survived by her brother Mr. James Thomas Spurlin, Jr. (Jimmy) and his wife Patti Spurlin of Fitzpatrick, Alabama and her sister Ms. Rebecca Spurlin Freeman (Becky) of Auburn. In 1970, she married Mr. James Alfred Stewart, Sr. (Alfred), and they moved to Selma, Alabama where she resided until her death. Helen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred Stewart of almost 51 years; her children James Alfred Stewart, Jr. (Jamie) and his wife Janeen Stewart of Oxford, Mississippi; Matthew Wesley Stewart (Matt) and his wife Amy Stewart of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Trey, Olivia, and Rebecca Ann Stewart, Caroline, Mary Carter, and Jameson Stewart, and Joseph Palacios; nieces Rachel Tarpley (Houston and Harper Tarpley), Blair Freeman, and Shanna Culpepper (Hendley and Spurlin Cullpepper); nephews David (Emily) Stewart (Grant and Graham Stewart) and Wesley Stewart (Molly Claire and Charlotte) and her nephews’ parents David and Beverly Stewart of Union Springs.

Pallbearers will be Trey Stewart, Jim Creech, Jay Creech, Allen Michael Creech, Todd Langston, and John Fleet. Honorary pallbearer will be Jameson Stewart.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 starting at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Selma, until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Selma Public Library; 1103 Selma Avenue, Selma, Alabama 36701.