Sharon Burrows Stewart



Sharon Burrows Stewart, 70, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on December 16, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Florene (Morris) Burrows and raised by the late Florene Burrows, Oris J. “Cookie” Brinson, and Birdie Brinson. Graveside service will be at 4:00 PM on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Garrison St., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Justin Timmons officiating. 


Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


Sharon was raised in Timpson, Texas.  She graduated Timpson High School Class of 1968. After graduation she went to Stephen F. Austin State University and received a bachelor’s degree in education.  She graduated and started teaching at Tenaha ISD and taught for 26 years.  She then started a new job teaching at Timpson ISD and taught another 14 years before retiring after 40 years of service. Sharon loved what she had been called to do and remained teaching homebound until about a week ago.  Sharon was that teacher that made a huge impact on all her students she encountered.  Her kind, compassionate mother nature, ensured she not only taught good value, but also, she made sure each child had what they needed. When a need arose, Sharon was the first to provide that need.  She had many students she would take under her wing as one of her own always instilling in them positive attributes. She and Herbert had two wonderful children whom she loved very much.  When Sharon was younger, she enjoyed riding horses.  Later she found great joy spending time with her grandkids; going out and about with friends and family and loved opportunities to go eat with loved ones.  


She is survived by her daughter, Andrea McElroy and husband Cameron; son, Brinson Stewart and wife July; grandchildren, Ethan McElroy, Taylor Stewart, Treyson Stewart; father of her children, Herbert Stewart and wife Marilyn; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.


Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Florene Burrows, Oris J. “Cookie” Brinson and Birdie Brinson.  


Honorary pallbearers serving will be Sean Crouch, Ken Ramsey, Stephen Ramsey, Nathan Ramsey, Larry Jo Eaves, Charles Weeks III.


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Timpson Fire Department, P O Box 960, Timpson, Texas 75975.


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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

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