Ina Jackson Stewart, 86, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey and the Rev. Dwayne Wheat officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born April 11, 1926, in Lamesa, Texas, and married H.D. "Hunka" Stewart Jr. on Sept. 7, 1944, in Lamesa, Texas. He preceded her in death June 22, 1981.
Ina was raised in Lamesa and graduated from Lamesa High School. She moved to Big Spring in 1944 and had worked for Big Spring ISD for 24 years. She was a 50 year member of East 4th Street Baptist Church, where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. She was currently a member of First Baptist Church.
Ina was a 64 year member of Chapter 67 Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron in 1991. She was also a member of the Social Order of Beauceant and had been a sponsor for the Big Spring Order of Rainbow For Girls.
She was a member of RSVP, volunteering many hours at various locations. Ina was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include two sons, Howard Stewart and wife Vicki and Jimmy Stewart and wife Sandy, all of Big Spring; five grandchildren, Quintinn Stewart, Stephanie Piercefield and husband Michael, Misty Cormack and husband Max, Ricky Stewart and Justin McCullough and wife Maura; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Brown.
The family suggests memorials be made to Festival of Lights, P.O. Box 2464, Big Spring, Texas 79721; Relay for Life, c/o Sandy Griffin, 1217 E. 17th St., Big Spring, Texas 79720; or the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, P.O. Box 24, Big Spring, Texas 79721.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com