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Rena Catherine Stewart, 72, passed away on Friday, August 28, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.  She was born on October 22, 1942 to her parents, the late Fordie Smith Sr. and Grace (Cook) Smith.
She is survived by her loving husband, Earnest (Butch) Stewart; three sons, Stanley Stewart, Stephen Stewart,  Samuel Stewart (Lyn); brother, Troy Smith (Kathy); sisters, Linda Sobczak, Annette Laske and two grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, H. F. (Fordie) Smith and one sister, Kathy Middleton.
Visitation will be Monday, August 31, at Corinth Baptist Church from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  There will be additional visitation on Tuesday, September 1, from 8:00 – 10:00 am with a graveside service to follow in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery at 10:00 am. Bro Jay Wesbrooks will officiate.
Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.


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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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