Ms. Diane Mapp Stewart, 73, a resident of Stewarts Wharf, Va., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Naples, Fla. She was the daughter of the late James Milton Stewart and the late Georgia Davis Stewart. Ms. Stewart started her career in Baltimore, Md., as a special education teacher and continued teaching in Stokes County, N.C., where she started and coached the track program for several years before becoming an administrator. She retired from the Forsythe County, N.C., school system. Ms. Stewart was a member of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club, the West End Garden Club in Winston Salem, N.C., Northampton Historical Preservation Society, Regent of the Northampton County Daughters of the American Revolution, Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust, and Hungars Episcopal Church. Ms. Stewart lived life to the fullest, traveled extensively including trips to China and India, played tennis, golf and mah jongg, and had her Father’s love of genealogy.
She is survived by two brothers, James Milton Stewart Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Winchester, Va., and T. Blair Stewart, of Stewarts Wharf; and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by numerous aunts and uncles, Janet D. Crawley and her husband, George, Leah Davis, Graham Stewart and his wife, Minnie, Claudia Custis and her husband, Winston, Charles Underhill Davis Jr. and his wife, Mary, and Ruth Davis Dryden and her husband, Edgar.
A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Alan Mead officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.