Kelly Reese Stewart, 53, of Conyers, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Southwest Christian Care in Union City, Georgia. Kelly was born in LaGrange, Georgia. to Don and Beverly Reese Stewart. She was a graduate of Georgia State University. Kelly was a P.E. teacher at Richard B. Russell Elementary School for 29 years. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church for most of her life. Kelly was a collegiate athlete where she played softball, loved all things outdoors, biking, kayaking and hiking. She especially loved her family. Kelly is preceded in death by her brother Pat Stewart in 2012 and her uncle Jim Reese in 2010.
She is survived by her loving parents Don and Beverly Stewart of Conyers; sister and brother-in-law Stacey and Craig Lowe of Jackson, Georgia., brother Greg Stewart of Eatonton, Georgia., and sister-in-law Catherine R. Stewart of Monroe, Georgia.; nieces and nephews Riley and Ricki Stewart, Sydney Stewart, Ansley and Dustin Woods, Patrick Stewart, Jr., Toni Lowe, Reese Lowe and Fisher Lowe; aunts and uncles Dr. Michael and Susan Reese, Connie Reese; and numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Peabody, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 from 5–8 p.m. Guests may sign the online register at wheelerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Salem UMC Family Life Center, 3962 Salem Rd., Covington, GA. 30016. Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory 11405 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington 770-786-7111.