Sherman B. Steward

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Sherman B. Steward, 92, of Waco, passed away Friday, December 30th at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 1PM Thursday, January 5th at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Sherman was born on September 1, 1919, eldest son of 15 children to Pearlie (Carter) and Sherman Steward. Sr. The family lived in a rural area, north of Waco near the Erath Community in the Brazos River bottom. Early years were spent plowing, chopping cotton, hunting and fishing. Later in life, Sherman shouldered the responsibility of helping raise his brothers and sisters and keeping his family together, safe and happy.

A large part of his life, beginning in 1947, was spent working for the Walter Lacy, Jr. family. For over 50 years, Sherman became an instrumental part of the family doing his part to raise the five Lacy children. While doing his job, he was always ready and eager to help. Sherman

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  1. We are sorry for your loss.

    Jackson Family

  2. Wayne and Gregg, sorry for the loss of another great warrior, well he did his job and time for him to rest,may god bless you and your families.

  3. Great Neice Nikita Webb

    Uncle Sherman was the first person to show me a live fish,he use to scare me with the worms before he baited them on the hook.Most of all I remember that he cooked the best fried fish and barbecue and I looked forward to going to he and Aunt Berthas house for the weekend to spend with Big Mama.He had my baby pics on side of their bed on a table Nd I use to ask for themwheni got older and of course he’d say no.But this was a dear loving ,cuddling that bit my cheeks everytime he saw me,even as ibwcame a teenager.He will be greatly missed along with the rest of whom passed on.We love you Uncle Jab

  4. I glad I was able to visit you during Thanksgiving I had so much fun.I played allday in your chair. I Love you…

  5. Kathie Alexander-Magee

    Uncle you will be missed. We love you.

  6. I loved coming to see you when ever we came to Tx. to visit. You always made us laugh. I will miss you….

  7. uncle jab u will be greatly miss by the magee family. we have shared many laughs together. i am truely bless to have shared the time i had with you. i will never forger you uncle jab. absent from the body but always present in my heart love you



    I will miss the short time we shared. I’ll never forget the puppy we got while we were visiting one year and you told me if I keep holding him so tight I’m going to squeeze the you know what out of him. You always made us laugh, it want be the same without you. I love you Uncle Jab

  9. Latricia Alexander

    Uncle Jab…I’m already missing you. Will continue to talk.
    Love you always,

  10. Sherman, we loved you and will miss you. Your loyalty, love, and devotion is your legacy and will live on through every life that you touched. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  11. Pearlie Williams

    We shared a great legacy with Uncle Jab He will be surely missed Love Pearlie Mae.Rita Ruby Carl fishing and the BQ and the happy jokes Love Rita To all of our cousin Hello Uncle Hicks

  12. Stephanie Chambers

    To all My Family, Some I’ve had the pleasure of meeting when my Grandmother(Sista Babe- Helen)was still here, I remember those visits to Waco. God Bless the Steward & Lacey families. Keep in mind God doesn’t make mistake. Remeber the Joy of abesent from the body is to be present with Lord. Love to Be Loved The Chambers (Stephanie, Ruby Carl’s eldest daughter)

  13. the hall family / bubba

    Uncle Jab we will miss you thanks for the good times we had i was glad i got see you one more time at the hospital.

  14. Praying that God will comfort your hearts today and the days to come.

  15. We’ll miss you, Sherman. Thanks for sharing most of your life with our family. Your friendly spirit will definitely be present in our characters for many years.

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