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Dorothy Nell Lambert Stewart was born on October 8, 1936, in Bearden, Arkansas. She was the third born of eleven children to the late Rhodie and Arleane Lambert. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Murray Stewart, Jr., her parents, Rhodie and Arleane Key Lambert, and siblings Eloyce Lambert LeFlore, Bobby James Lambert, Clementine Lambert Kennedy, and Theodore Lambert.
She was affectionately called Dottie, Aunt Dorothy, and Aunt Dot to her family and close friends. Dorothy accepted Christ at an early age at White Springs African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Bearden, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Sparkman High School, Sparkman, Arkansas, Dorothy relocated to California and later moved to St. Louis, Missouri.
While pursuing her career in healthcare at St. Louis City Hospital #1, Dorothy met the love of her life, Arthur Murray Stewart, Jr. They were united in marriage in 1958 and to this union two children were born, Daryl Arthur and Sibyl Arlean. She decided to become a stay-at-home mom and served the community by volunteering her time as a Den Mother with the Cub Scouts of America, the Gundlach Elementary PTA, and the St. Louis Urban League Block Unit #22 Chapter.
Dorothy attained her associate degree in healthcare administration at the St. Louis Community College. Dorothy worked for Jewish Hospital now known as Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After 25 years of service, Dorothy retired with honors and adorations. Later she decided to work in the banking industries (US Bank) and subsequently retired a second time. Dorothy was a member of Centennial Christian Church, where she was a Choir member and worked in the Usher Ministry and Deaconess Ministry. Also, Dorothy joined Church On The Rock (COTR) in St. Peters, MO and worked on the Dream Team Greeters Ministry. Dorothy loved serving in the church, just as she loved her work in healthcare. Dottie enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Sibyl; her son Daryl (Cynthia); granddaughter Kacey; grandson Jared; three sisters, Betty, Bonnie (RC), Sheldia (Ray); three brothers Marvin (Iva), Henry (Dorothy), and Bennie (Shirley), her sister-in-law Lerel Stewart, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.