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2550 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: 419-534-2550
Fax: 419-534-2570
Jerry Stewart

Jerry Stewart

Apr 25, 1946 - Jun 7, 2019
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Jerry Stewart, affectionately known to all as "Drops", was born April 25, 1946, in Woodville, OH to parents, Mary L. House Hollis and Johnny Steward. He received his wings to move to his heavenly home on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 11:06 p.m., at the Toledo Hospital E.R.

Jerry was employed with GM Powertrain Toledo Plant for 33 years. He retired January 1, 2002.

Jerry grew up in Toledo and attended Scott High School. "Once a Bull Dog, Always a Bull Dog", in the class of 1965.

He loved to play pool, when he wasn't working or spending time with his family or at church, he could be found at the Grenadier Pool Hall, hanging out with his many friends. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bulls fan.

Jerry had another love and that was boxing. A man by the name of Buddy Carr, who was the president of the Northwest Ohio (AAU) Amateur Athletic Union and also the Toledo Golden Gloves Association, was told about a guy named "Drops" so Mr. Carr traveled up and down Dorr Street looking for "Drops" and finally found him in a pool hall. He talked "Drops" into coming to The Soul City Boxing Gym, and he agreed; he knew some of the fellows there. In his second year he was named Outstanding Boxer at the Nationals Competition in Kansas City, MO.

One of Jerry's best boxing friends and mentors was Louis Self, now Pastor Louis Self: Pastor of Majestic Praise. Jerry gave his life to Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Later in life, he joined the Southern Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Robert L. Wormley, and continued as an active member under the present pastor, Pastor Roger D. Carson. He was a dedicated member of The Shepherds Care Ministry until his death.

Jerry was preceded in death by both parents; wife, Caroline Stewart; son, Anthony "Tony" Newberry; niece, Mary Smith; and granddaughter, Ariel Chapman.

Jerry leaves to cherish his love, his son, Myron L. Noble (Lucy); daughter, Hope Williams; sister, Linda Diane Smith; brother, Johnny Stewart; niece, Tinesha Smith; nephew, Ervin Smith III; and a host of dear friends; Pastor and First Lady Willie and Lavern Knighten; God brother, Mr. Larry Jones; special friends, Louise McCulloun, and all of his boxing and pool playing friends.
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  • Visitation

    June 13, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    June 13, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Second Visitation

    June 14, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    June 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Southern Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    1222 Indiana Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Service

    June 14, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    June 14, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Southern Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    1222 Indiana Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Interment

    June 14, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    June 14, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    1502 W Central Ave
    Toledo, OH 43606
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Jimmy Lloyd

Posted at 06:47pm
Only person i remember who had a heart of goodness that was tempered to a fault! Spent many a days on Lincoln playground and Dorr Street with Drops and rest of the Soul City original friends!! Those days were great and challenging but the happiest days of my life . Drops God has decided to bring you home my friend and you really brought laughter and fun to all of us who knew you trully. Rest in Peace and may God Bless Diane and rest of your family!! Jimmy Lloyd and Family
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