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March 5, 1941 – July 22, 2023

Lucille W. Stewart, age 82, of Petersburg, VA, departed this life on July 22, 2023, at her residence. She was born on March 5, 1941, to the late Emma and Walter Williams in Dinwiddie County, VA.

Lucille, affectionately known as “NaNa”, attended Southside High School. She was employed with Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company for 15 years. Lucille retired from Fort Lee (now Fort Gregg-Adams) after 30 years of service. She attended Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, Petersburg, VA.

Lucille had a homemade peanut business. She made peanuts and would often take them to work where she was known as “the peanut lady”. When her coworker’s shift ended, they would wait around for Lucille to show up with her peanuts in a small brown bag. 

In her spare time, Lucille enjoyed shopping at Sears, Roebuck CO. and JCPenney. She loved everything about a good sale, often attending yard sales and shopping at Goodwill. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, especially her biscuits which they couldn’t get enough of. She was also famous for her rice pudding, soups, beans, and her homemade cady was to die for. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud and Judge Judy on television.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Victory Stewart (Mary); daughters, Tony Stewart, Theresa Stewart and Joyce Wiggins; grandparents, Willie and Ann B. Wright; sisters, Beatrice Robinson, Mary Williams and Ella Robertson; brother, Thomas Williams; brother-in-law, Keith Staton; sons-in-law, Dexter Driskell and Johnny Wiggins; niece, Charmaine Robinson; nephews, Horace Robinson and Donald Robinson; and a host of aunts and cousins.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Janice Parham (John) of Fredericksburg, VA, Rita Driskell of Petersburg, VA and Victor Stewart of Hopewell, VA; eleven grandchildren, Derrick Stewart of Hopewell, VA, Jessica Stewart-Weaver of Richmond, VA, Jovanda Wiggins of Dinwiddie, VA, Krystal Stewart, Karlisa Arnold (Davion Sr.) of Fredericksburg, VA, Calvin Calhoun of Richmond, VA, Dexter Driskell of Hopewell, VA, Vincent Stewart of Petersburg, VA, Jontell Parham of Ohio, Kiante Scott and Kevin Stewart both of Texas; eighteen great grandchildren, Jamari, Demonya, Shylar, J’Shaun, Kayla, Jada, Jaylen, Davion Jr., Joshua, Vanessa and numerous more; sister, Dorothy Staton of Petersburg, VA; nieces, Yvonne Beasley (Herbert) of Petersburg, VA, Charlotte Robinson of Georgia, Diane Robinson of Georgia, Susan Simmons of Florida, Cindy Sutton of Florida, Laverne “LuLu” Williams, Tiffany Robinson, Carolyn Robinson, Diketa Robinson, Tanya Robinson and Stacey Robinson all of Petersburg, VA and Nina Staton of North Carolina; nephews, Billie Patton of Chicago, Craig William of Florida, Walter Robinson of Petersburg, VA and Michael Robinson and Junie Robinson both of Richmond, VA; cousins, Pat, Bragg, Nigel and Diane Robinson, Charles, Lonnie, Beatrice and Thomas “Main Main” Bailey, Jeremy “JJ” Crozier, Damita Richardson of Georgia and Tiffany Robinson; devoted friends, Shirley Molet of Petersburg, VA, Elaine Weaver, Jackie “Chubby” Roses and Christine Walker; the Walker and Patterson families whom we thank for your support to our family; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held 1:00 P.M., Saturday, August 5, 2023, in the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, the Rev. Davion Arnold, eulogist. The interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

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