Gay Stewart, 82, of Ashland, passed away Monday morning, February 4, 2019, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
She was born January 11, 1937, in Hitchins, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Nell Bradford Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alfred “Jack” Stewart in 1993; two brothers, Ralph Wendell Johnson and Walter Johnson and one sister, Kathleen Johnson.
Gay was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church and was the former owner of Portsmouth Beauty College.
Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Poole (Mike) of Lexington, and Jasmine Johnson of Mt. Sterling; nephew, Walter Johnson (Tina) of Mt. Sterling; grandchildren, Keagan Poole, Amarie Sexton, Hunter Sexton, Kathleen Poole and Austin Poole. She also leaves behind many brothers and sisters in Christ.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Contributions in Gay’s memory may be made to Rose Hill Christian School, 1001 Winslow Road, Ashland, KY 41102.
The family would like to thank the staff at Highgrove and Hospice of the Bluegrass for the love and care shown to our family.
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