Samuel Stewart affectionately known as “Junebug” was born on October 8, 1933 in Charlotte North Carolina, to the late Josephine and John Stewart. Sam moved to Camden New Jersey at the tender age of eight years with his Aunt Hanna Stewart by whom he was loved nourished and raised into adulthood. Sam was educated in the Camden City school district. He loved all kinds of music and singing. He would often play and sing when he entertained guests at his home. He greatly enjoyed entertaining as he was a fun loving person as well as a great conversationalist and good listener. Whenever someone needed a listening ear, Sam was always there for them without regard to his degree of familiarity with that person.
Sam also enjoyed all kinds of sports, in particular the Sport of Boxing in which he was extremely well versed in the history and lore of the sport. As an adult Sam, was known to be an exceptionally sharp dresser. As a young man Sam served his country faithfully and honorably for four full years in the U.S. Navy. He later worked in several jobs and occupations including employment in the Silver Care Nursing Home in Cherry Hill, the Strawbridge & Clothier Department store in Cherry Hill and later as a crossing guard in the City of Camden.
Sam was an energetic and vibrant person. He justifiably thought he would outlive most of us. Unfortunately, that was not to be since Sam took ill in 2003 and was received in the care of his daughter, Jean, who devoted her time and love to Sam’s well being for five full years while she maintained her own responsibilities. In 2008 Sam was admitted to the Cooper River West long term care facility, where Jean and his son Steve would faithfully visit and check on Sam’s wellness.
Prior to his passing he dedicated his life to the Lord and was at peace in his relationship with God. Sam leaves his loving children, Jean Williams, Patricia Hayes, Anthony Blake, Juene Steven Lee, Michael Stewart (step-son) James Gant and Wesley Hunter as well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.