Ted StewartTed Stewart went home to be with the Lord tonight about 7 on Wednesday night or soon thereafter.  He went peacefully and with most of the family there.

Visitation will be from Friday, Feburary 24, from 7pm to 9pm at Resthaven Funeral Home in Lubbock.

The Funeral will be Saturday February 25, at 1pm.

As I was going over there to see the family, I couldn’t help but think of Ted jumping and leaping in heaven, surely singing at the top of his lungs, maybe jumping into the lap of his precious Jesus and giving him a big hug.  (I think it’s too early for him to ask too many questions, but he might get around to that tomorrow!) I couldn’t help but sing myself in the car traveling over there.  There is so much to rejoice over in this victory.

The family was doing very well, while they awaited hospice to come and pronounce him deceased, so that the body could be released to the funeral home.  They were there to sing him into glory and release him to his heavenly Father.

Truitt was there as I was leaving.  I know they appreciate your prayers and cards, etc. in coming days.

Let’s pray Him into glory with our praise and adoration of the Father who makes this a victory indeed.
 
Charles


Friends,

While I was at the Stewart home Lowell Johnson came by and then the hospice doctor came and made the official pronouncement of death.  The funeral home has been called to come for the body.  It is a comfort to know that the angels had already been there to escort Ted’s spirit into God’s presence.  It is ironic that this week I have been responding to several people who were requesting information about the second volume of Ted’s book and how they might get in touch with him.  I have also been communicating with the elders of church about a problem they are struggling with which one of Ted’s outlines was sent to them to address.  It is amazing how his scholarship continues to bless our brotherhood and the world.  Let’s keep Dot and the family in our prayers and continue to praise God for the life and legacy of our brother.

Truitt

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Boy, Do I Feel Great!! Those of us in the class of 1978 remember well when Ted Stewart forced us to cock our arms, jump up and shout at the top of our lungs, "Boy, do I feel great!" I say "forced" because we felt rather silly doing this, and on top of that some of us didn't feel all that great right then. School was tough and finances were tight and we sure could use some more sleep. We felt just a little hypocritical shouting about how great we felt, when we didn't feel it. In time, however, I think most of us came to enjoy it. If nothing else, it allowed us to let off a little steam. I believe Ted is in heaven right now, hollering at the top of his lungs, "Boy, do I feel great!" And what is cool is that he really does. One of these days we all plan to join in again in a rousing group rendition of "Boy, do I feel great!" with our brother. We love you, Ted, and will never forget the impact you had on our lives. Pat Gallagher and the class of 1978

In 1990, Hank and I moved back to Lubbock. Ted and Dot owned the bookstore where the FLC is today. Dot offered me a job in her bookstore. God had other plans for me. Gerald Paden, Ted Stewart, and Doyle Gilliam had offices together with a little office in front for a secretary. Gerald "hired" me to be that secretary. I had the honor and privilege of seeing Ted's smile every morning. Ted was wonderful at making a hard task easy and letting me know that I was very honored to be "their secretary." His smile is something I looked forward to everyday. God gave Ted that smile. When you think of Ted, don't you just smile? Thank you God for sharing Ted with us.

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