Reverend Stewart Buchanan Williams was born on July 30, 1950, in East Preston, the son of the late Howard Sr. and Ada (Brooks) Williams. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 49 years – Sister Linda (Provo) Williams, their son Gunther Rodney Williams and daughter Yolande Faye Williams; grandchildren: Courtney (Shauna), Nevael, Breeanna (Justin), Corez (Jaiden), Makeegan, and Maryssa; great grandchildren: Camden, Gianna, Ava, Tye, Ivyonna, Jaydyse and Aaliyah. Siblings: Howard Jr. (Mary); Wendall (Joanne), Oshawa, Ontario; Clinton (Lillian), Nicholas (Marlene), Craig (Wenda), Marcel (Leslie), Mississauga, Ontario; Mark, Dana (Kathy), Sisters: Sandra, Opal (Elmer), Rochelle, Thornhill, Ontario; Tracy (Derrick), and Veronica, Brother-in-law: George Heath, Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by Sister Gloria Heath.
Godchildren: Kimberly Braithwaite, Ajax, Ontario; Shandoll Beals, Mississauga, Ontario; Levi Smith III; and Derick Wongus, Edmonton, Alberta.
Stewart gave his life to the Lord at the tender age of twelve. His dedication to the Lord continued until his untimely death. In 1991 he heeded the call to Christian Ministry and enrolled at Acadia University. Upon completion he received his certification to preach under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Donald D. Skeir. He was later mentored by the late Reverend Dr. Donald E. Fairfax and Reverend Clyde Lowe. In 1998 Reverend Williams served as the Associate Pastor of Aylesford Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Clyde Lowe. He and his wife, Linda, served there for three years until his ordination on October 29, 2000 at Aylesford Baptist Church. The following year on March 4, 2001 Reverend Williams along with his wife Linda accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Lucasville United Baptist Church. Since that time many souls came to know Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour and his preaching ministry spread to other parts of Canada and the United States. Reverend Williams also studied at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee and was an executive member of the National Black Seminarians Association of the Progressive National Baptist Association, Washington, DC.
Reverend Stewart Williams was a former Sunday School Teacher at the East Preston United Baptist Church; as well as a member and Past President of the Brotherhood. He served on the Board of Deacons and Cemetery Committee of the East Preston United Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Mass Choir and a member of the Baptist Young People’s Union (BYPU).
Reverend Stewart served as a member of the Board of Directors of the East Preston Daycare Centre and the Preston Area Board of Trade. He was a charter member of the East Preston Lions Club. He was a strong believer in community building and is known for building the Baseball Diamond in East Preston behind the East Preston Recreation Centre. He worked hard for and served his family, church and community.
He was earlier employed as Road Foreman for the Department of Highways as well as with the department of National Defence. Stewart Williams started his business many years ago as Cousins Contracting. As such he employed several local artisans since discovering stone masonry as a teen on his father’s farm, building stone foundations for barns. Decades later as the CEO of Lincoln Construction, formerly known as Eastone Manufacturing once having over 40 employees. He was doing what he loved every day and his work can be seen throughout Halifax Regional Municipality as far as the historic Annapolis Royal.
Laymen’s Service will be held December 2nd 7:00pm– 9:00pm at Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St. Dartmouth, NS all are welcome. Public visitation 11:00am-12:00pm Dec 3rd,2019 followed by, Celebration of Life service being held 12:00pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church 633 Pockwock Rd Upper Hammonds Plains, with Associate Pastor Alister Johnson presiding, assisted by Rev. Clyde Lowe & Rev. Wayne Desmond. Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Lucasville United Baptist Church or any charity of your choice.