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Beverly Stewart

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Beverly Stewart of Rockwall, Texas left this world to become our heavenly angel on August 1, 2020, at the age of 78 surrounded by loved ones, beautiful music, and prayer. She was born on July 20, 1942, in Greenville, Texas, to Norris and Lucille Curtis. She grew up on a farm in the close-knit community of Nevada, Texas where everyone knew, respected, and cared for everyone else and these values shaped her life.

Education was extremely important to Beverly and her family and she graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1960. She was an active student participating in many clubs, activities, and sports, her favorite of which was her time spent on the basketball court. She was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” and “Best School Citizen” her senior year. Beverly went on to attend East Texas State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in three short years.

On August 13, 1966, Beverly married the love of her life, Jim Stewart. Two years later, they moved to Heath, Texas to make a home and start a family. It was there they raised three daughters Julie, Jamie and Tiffany and became actively involved in the community. Beverly was a devoted wife and mother who never missed an opportunity to celebrate her children and her grandchildren. You could find her on the sidelines of every sporting event, in the audience of every play, recital, musical performance, and actively participating, enjoying and supporting her family in every way she could. She was always there and nothing brought her more joy.

Beverly began her real estate career in Rockwall in the early 1980s and spent the next 40 years working diligently to help people make Rockwall their home. She was definitely a people person and possessed a unique gift that put everyone at ease and made them feel special. She loved her community and was a founding member of the Friends of the Library and an original member of the Rockwall Book Club.

Beverly lived an incredible life with rich experiences from farm fields to city lights. She enjoyed traveling across the USA and abroad with family and special friends. Some of her favorite places included Alaska, New York, Sedona, Cayman Islands, Europe, and Australia. She also loved her time at home with her family. Beverly was an amazing cook and loved sharing family recipes and trying new ones. She made magnificent meatballs, an amazing peach pie and was perhaps most famous for her cranberry salad.

Beverly LOVED basketball. Her love can be traced back to high school when she first wore #11, was a four-year letterman, and played forward. She coached her daughters YMCA teams and could always be found on the sidelines watching her grandchildren play ball whether it was a recreational team, high school or college ballgame. Bebe, as she was fondly called by her grandchildren, was also an enthusiastic fan of the Dallas Mavericks and could be found cheering them on in the stands at every home game.

Beverly taught us to laugh often and love well, the value of hard work, genuine friendship, integrity, loyalty and unselfishness. She was a special lady, unpretentious, with a beautiful laugh and a sweet smile who made everyone she met feel welcomed and included. She was intuitive to the needs of others and enjoyed supporting her friends through good times and bad. Above all, Beverly will be remembered for how much she loved her family. She was the number one fan of her husband, her daughters and her grandchildren. She was a wonderful friend to many and will be dearly missed. We were all blessed by her gracious love and joyful spirit.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Jim Stewart of Rockwall, Tx; Daughters: Julie Moore of Houston, TX, Jamie Hawks and husband Neal of Bridgeport, TX, Tiffany Cuban and husband Mark of Dallas, TX; Grandchildren: Loren Moore, Alexis, Alyssa and Jake Cuban, and Noah Hawks; and Honorary Grandchildren: Ryan Chapman, Keenan Holdman, Devonte Patterson, Caleb Smith and wife Bailey and LaJohn Williams. She also left behind many cousins and special family friends whom she dearly loved.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Norris and Lucille Curtis and Honorary grandson Ethan Chapman.

Helping Hands, which was near and dear to her heart, has been making a difference in Rockwall for over 40 years, just like Beverly. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute donation to Rockwall County Helping Hands,

A private family service will be held at on Saturday, August 15, 2020. We are saddened that we cannot be together with extended family and friends to celebrate the life of Beverly however a live stream link will be added here once it becomes available for you to join us virtually.

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