Christene Slaughter Stewart
Christene Slaughter Stewart
  • March 24, 1936 - August 11, 2017
  • Huntsville, Alabama

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You may visit with the family on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Valhalla Funeral Home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 12:00pm at Lowe's Chapel United Methodist Church, 460 Sanderson St, Huntsville, AL 35805 with Pastor Waymond Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Valhalla Memory Garden. Rev. Stewart will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. Please sign her guest registry at

Rev. Christine Slaughter Stewart loved planting flowers to enjoy their beauty in full bloom. But it was actually her life that added fragrant beauty for everyone she encountered.

Christne was born in Madison County, Alabama on March 24, 1936 to the Rev. Riley and SueDella Slaughter. She entered Heaven’s gates on Friday, August 11, 2017. She confessed hope in Christ at an early age and joined Lowes Chapel United Methodist Church, where she remained active until her health failed..

Christine attended Council High School. She received her certificate in cooking and nursing from JF Drake Technical College. She was employed as a nurse at Big Spring Manor Nursing Home for over 25 years before retiring and going to work as a home health nurse.

Christine loved the Lord and studied the Word daily and answered the call to Minis-try in her senior years. She followed a long line of preachers in the Slaughter family, including her father – Rev. Riley Slaughter, and sisters, Rev. Susie Ward and Rev. Stella Slaughter. Christine was a member of the Greater Huntsville Ministerial Fellowship. When she preached her first sermon at Lowes Chapel, several members of the fellowship came to support and encourage her along with other well-wishers, family and friends.

Family ties were always important for Christine, and she loved entertaining family in her home. There were always plenty of jokes and lots of laughter when she shared funny stories or displayed her latest singing and dancing toy. She especially loved going to Birmingham to visit her two sons, her daughters-in-law and bonding with her grandchildren.

Christine is preceded in death by her parents and seven of her siblings. She leaves to mourn her passing: six children: Linda Faye Stewart (Billy Wayne), Huntsville; William F. Stewart (Sherrel), Birmingham; Diane Okwukwu (Ricky), Huntsville; James C. Stewart Jr., Huntsville; Lorenzo Stewart, Huntsville; and Rev. Theodore Stewart (Erma) Birmingham. Seven grandchildren: TiaJuana Stewart, Marcus Stewart, Alexandria Stewart, William Stewart Jr., Athea Stewart, Koschina Peterson and De-marcus Peterson. Four sisters: Catherine Thomas (OB) Inkster, Michigan; Amelia Wiley (Robbie) Huntsville; Floretta Goodbeer, Huntsville; and Rev. Stella Slaughter Huntsville. A special niece – Bobbie J. Allen (Jimmy) Toledo, Ohio; and a special cousin, Rev. Ruth Smith Huntsville, two special friends, Mrs. Veraneice Wheeler and Mrs. Eula Kind, Birmingham, and a host of nieces and nephews.