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Gregory Stewart

Gregory Stewart, age 59, of Gibsonton, Florida, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital South in Riverview, Florida.

Gregory was born in Philadelphia, PA before moving to Cambridge, MD where he graduated from Cambridge South Dorchester High School.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1983 and served as an illustrator for 4 years, including 2 years stationed in Germany, before being honorably discharged in 1987.

He most recently worked as a Customer Service Representative at Gardener and Gibson in Tampa, Florida and served as CEO for Bori Innovations.  Gregory was passionate about music, art and writing from an early age.  He was a member of the rap group NYCS as a teenager. He recorded several songs and was very proud to win a Telly Award in 1998 for his original soundtrack.  His book, a murder-mystery titled The Day the Music Died, will be published posthumously.  In addition, you could always count on Gregory to be supportive of other artists. Gregory also enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.

Gregory is the son of the late Roger Stewart and the late Frances Stewart, nee Cornish.  He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Norma Lopez-Stewart, his son Gregory Stewart, Jr., his daughter Tysheeta Wongus, stepchildren Ramon Lopez, Yadira Torres, Melissa Marshall, Carlos Torres, and Isaura Lopez.  He is also survived by his sisters Gail Wilson, Glenda Vaughan, and Rogette and John El-Amin, his aunts and uncles, Jean and Glenn Ford, and Joyce and Jimmy Cornish, and his grandchildren Jeremiah, Brianna, Krystiana, Arianna, Damon, Carmelo, Illeana, Nathaniel, Berkeley, Ronan, Solana, Matteo, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Gregory Stewart on September 18, 2021 at Veterans Funeral Care, 830 N. Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL.  Visitation starts at 1 pm with a service to follow at 2 pm.  Refreshments and light food will be served after the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Portlife Tshirts, a company founded by his daughter, Ty Wongus, which supports cancer patients. Venmo: @Ty-Wongus.  Zelle: Portlifetshirts.  CashApp: $portlifetshirts.  More information can be found at

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  • Linda Gardiner says:

    Greg was a kind and Godly man. I am honored to consider him a friend. He was a joy to work and converse with. Always pleasant and considerate to everyone. Gone too soon and will be greatly missed. Prayers for All his Loved ones and Friends.

  • Talisha De Hoyos says:

    What a great person inside & out. I will forever miss his stories & wisdom. Always a kind uplifted person. RIP Greg. Prayers to the entire Stewart family.. Our sincere condolences – De Hoyos Family..

  • Maria Hart says:

    My deepest condolences in your time of loss. May the Lord guide you and your family through this difficult time. Greg was such a kind soul, always willing to help others and made our day brighter. His presence leaves and empty space but his memory lives on in everyone he’s met.

  • Jay Oates says:

    Dear Norma , Greg Jr and Tysheeta

    Please know that I mourn with you and pray that God comfort you in the days, weeks and month’s ahead. I am grateful and so blessed to have worked with Greg. His wit, humor and empathy towards others will be missed by me and so many others. I know how much his grand children meant to him and Norma, how he was always looking for ways to surprise them he truly loved his family. A true family man. I will miss his chocolate chip cookie runs to McDonald’s. His polite hey how you doing Jay and his big grin as he would just shake his head. Always willing to help and never to busy to listen. God put Greg in our lives to bring a laugh when it was so needed and smile just at the right time. Blessing come in all forms and in many fashions. Greg I know you are above with Christ our Lord watching over your family with a witty punch line or 2 just ready to be used at that pivotal moment.
    Until we meet again brother I will cherish the memories.
    Your Friend,

  • Alicia Juarez-Garcia says:

    My deepest condolences to his family the Tampa team. May the Lord provide the comfort needed. He is truly missed here at the Chicago plant. I am very sad not to be able to talk to Greg again.

  • Bobby Hyer says:

    Our sincere and deepest condolences to Norma, Greg Jr., Tysheeta an the entire Stewart Family. Greg was such an incredible person which words cannot describe. He touched and blessed so many lives, always looking for ways to brighten your day or lend a hand, yet never expecting anything in return. Gardner-Gibson was incredibly lucky to have Greg as part of our family. He will be forever remembered and deeply missed. Life can be short and many times unfair, however one thing is for certain, Greg took every opportunity to become a better person and make the world a better place. He is an example for us all! Now Greg sits with our Lord Jesus Christ, watching over us all!. He continues to guide us not in person but from above through God’s Holy Spirit. I know his presence is with all of us and he will continue guiding us to become better people. God bless you Greg.
    Bobby Hyer & Family

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