Yolanda Patrice Thompson Stewart

March 29, 1968 - February 19, 2021

Obituary For Yolanda Patrice Thompson Stewart

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
1:00 PM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Pastor Angus Thompson
Pastor David Cavitt, Officiating
Pastor E. J. Tyson, Eulogist

Wells Funeral Home is inviting you to Celebrate the Life of
Mrs. Yolanda Patrice Thompson Stewart


Meeting ID: 878 2129 9821
Passcode: Thompson

Yolanda Thompson Stewart, 52, entered into eternal rest on February 19, 2021, in Plano, TX, surrounded by her family.
Yolanda was born March 29, 1968, in Wichita Falls, TX. She was the daughter of Reverend Angus Thompson and first lady, Shirley Thompson. She was one of four siblings.

She began her early education at Episcopal Day School, Ben Franklin Elementary and Zundy Jr. High, and as a blossoming athlete, participated in basketball and track. Yolanda would go on to attend Wichita Falls High School where she was a member of the school’s drill team. After graduation from Old High in 1986, she later attended Prairie View A&M and Midwestern State University where she was a criminal justice major.

Yolanda’s passion was the Lord and her three lovely daughters. Her first church membership was at Greater St. Mark Baptist Church where she came to know the Lord as a child. Yolanda was a regular participant in Sunday School and the children’s choir. Her relationship with the Lord grew, as her father, Reverend Angus Thompson, pastored Macedonia Baptist Church and later founded New Jerusalem Baptist Church. In the early years of New Jerusalem, Yolanda flourished in the armor of God—teaching bible school in the summer and singing in the choir. She ultimately found her true calling of service, the usher board, as one of the first ushers. As an adult, she was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, TX, where she was an usher as well.

Yolanda was the mother of three girls: Sharnese, Kiara, and Kailey. She was a loving mother who was fiercely devoted to her children. Her kids often said that she was the coolest mom. She took time to nurture each of her daughters’ individual talents. Her motto for her daughters will forever be, “always do your best.” She encouraged each of her children to develop a relationship with Christ and grow in their faith. She was an advocate for education and pushed her children to excel in the classroom. Her legacy of hard work is seen through her daughters. Sharnese is a graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU) and received her master’s from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Kiara is a graduate of Texas A&M.

Yolanda applied the same dedication to her career. She brought her kind spirit to work every day. She was a valued employee of PVI Industries for over 20 years working as a customer service supervisor and a credit manager. She began her career at the Kickapoo Airport and later moved on to the Texas Lottery.

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Herod and Ollie Houston; grandfather, Jessie Thompson and sister, Renate Harris.

Yolanda Thompson Stewart is survived by parents, Rev. Angus and Shirley Thompson; daughters, Sharnese Harris (John), Kiara Stewart, and Kailey Stewart; sister, Monica Thompson; brother, Omar Thompson, Sr. (Courtney); grandmother, Katherine Waldon; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives, and cherished friends.

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My deepest sympathy to the family. I worked with Yolanda at Kickapoo Airport. She was such a nice, wonderful and kind person.
- Olivia Burdette
Sharnese my prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult season. May God comfort the hearts of you and your sisters along with your entire family. I heard wonderful things about you Ms. Yolanda from Sharnese. My heartfelt condolences. Jennifer Adams and Family.
- Jennifer Adams
They say children are a reflection of who you are as a parent. I can truly say that Mrs. Yolanda must have been an amazing woman. Probably a little shy and reserved but confident and beautiful inside and out. I had the pleasure of meeting her twice. Once very quickly at Sharnese's wedding and the other was for Sharnese's spoken word performance but every time I was in her presence I could sense the she was fiercely proud of the woman Sharnese was becoming. I can't imagine the pain that you feel and my hearts hurts for your loss. That connection never goes away even with death. As the Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Although I'm sure she would have loved to spend more time with her daughters here on Earth, she's at rest and free from any pain her body was in. My family prayers and thoughts are with you during this period of life that is so unfortunate. Love y'all from New Orleans 💜
- Terah
My beautiful niece, I will all ways remember you and the knowledge you had of the bible you shared doing our bible study. Rip
- Joseph Houston
I only know Ms. Yolanda from hearing stories and wisdom from her amazing daughter Sharnese, through whom her influence is present every day. She has raised a talented professional who is guided by faith and family. On behalf of Sharnese's colleagues at work, may you all find peace in our condolences today, and in your memories forever.
- Leslie Walden
May my condolences bring you comfort and may prayers ease the pain of your loss. Today and always may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength God Bless
- Desere Walker
My Dear Friend, I don't know where to begin. My sister from another mother and father. I am still at a loss for words. Who is going to laugh and make fun of me now. I can still hear your laughter and see that big, bright smile of yours. You were truly a friend to me, the best. Always consistent and always true just "Authentic Yalonda", filled with sincerity and genuine love. I know that you are at eternal rest now. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Please know, I will always pray for your three beautiful blessings as if they were my own, Sharnese, Kiara, and Kailey. Pastor Thompson and Family my heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Love from across the miles, Loraine & Roger Williams Newport News, Virginia
- Lorene Williams

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