Wade Alfred Stewart, Sr. was born to the union of Albert and Rosa Stewart on February 20, 1921 in Apex, North Carolina. He was the third oldest of seven children.
His parents were spiritual and of Native American descent. Wade, at a very young age was encouraged to join Mount Zion Baptist Church in North Carolina. It was there that his began his spiritual development which he nurtured throughout the years. His spirituality gave him the strength, courage and hope to make this journey.
On January 31st, 1945, Wade Stewart, Sr. married Vivian Lee Sheppard and to this union one son was born, Wade A. Stewart, Jr. Vivian Lee Sheppard Stewart passed away on March 1, 2002. In later years Wade Stewart, Sr. married Alberta McIntyre Steward. They remained married upon his death.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Alberta McIntyre Stewart, son, Wade A. Stewart, Jr., and stepdaughter Cynthia McIntyre; 2 grandchildren, Terrance W. Stewart (LaVonna), Mykael C. Stewart; 2 great grandchildren, Terrell Stewart and LaTia Stewart, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife Vivian Lee Sheppard Stewart, his parents Albert and Rosa Stewart, sister Ruth Stewart, sister Letha Allen, brother Thomas Stewart, brother Albert Stewart Jr., and brother Walter Glen Stewart.