Mr. Alfred D. Stewart was born January 17, 1949 in Dawson, GA. He is one of five children born to the late Releford and Redessa Stewart.
He attended Duval county public schools, graduating from Matthew W. Gilbert, class of 1967. In 1980 he obtained his certification in Business Management from Jacksonville University. He was drafted in the Army in May 1968, where he served two years tour of duty in Germany. He was honorably discharged in May 1970 as a disabled veteran.
He worked for John H. Harland check printers for 27 years. First as a press operator, then promoted to night shift supervisor and later as day shift supervisor. He retired from John Harland in 1999 after the company closed the Jacksonville plant. He later obtained his CDL license and worked for Jacksonville Transit Authority for 5 years as a bus operator. He then worked as a school bus driver for Duval county schools, where he retired for good in June 2012.
In addition to his parents, Alfred was predeceased by brothers, Walter Stewart and Michael Stewart.
Mr. Stewart passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 surrounded by loved ones following a brief illness with lung cancer. He leaves to mourn his wife of 33 years, Gailya Stewart; his children, Derrick Stewart, Marcus Stewart (Sharhonda), Erin Lanier, Stephen Lanier (Karen), Michael Stewart and Nathaniel Williams (Sheronda); sisters, Doris Sutton (Thomas) and Marilyn Evans; brother, William Stewart; grandchildren, Marquis Stewart, Marlo Stewart, Nahla Stewart, Detrall Lanier and Dontae Lanier; nieces, Mona Norris (Derrick), Renea Stewart and Tanya Stewart; nephews, Roderick Stewart (Neisha), Damien Stewart, Cedric Stewart (deceased); four grand nephews and three grand nieces; brothers-in-law, Gregory Anderson (Darlene) and Raphael Anderson; mother-in-law, Shirley Keith (Walter-deceased); father-in-law, Willie Anderson; devoted friends, John and Carmella Heard, Vernon and Betty Forrest, and Charles and Elaine Bartlett; a host of loving cousins and many loving friends.
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