Jackie “Jack” Darrell Stuart
October 5, 1935 – February 20, 2022
Jackie “Jack” Darrell Stuart, age 86, of Mechanicsville, passed away on February 20, 2022, at his home surrounded by family members. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gee Stuart; two sons, Darrell Stuart and Craig Stuart; two daughters-in-law, Michele Stuart and Kathy Stuart; and three grandchildren, Trevor Stuart, Danielle Stuart, and Kylie Smith. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Affinity Funeral Service-Mechanicsville Chapel, 8074 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the old Liberty Christian Church sanctuary that is now part of Compass Christian Church, 8137 Liberty Cir, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local volunteer fire department.
I am sorry to hear about Jack. My prayers are with you and your family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying that your loving memories with Jack provide comfort during this difficult time.
Our family will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
The Dunaye Family
I have thought about you continually during January and February of this year, 2022. About two weeks, while re-packing some greeting cards, address lists, note pads as part of my stash of Hallmark supplies, suddenly a page of notebook paper fell mysteriously from a stack of items. I quickly picked up this note – feeling that something significant would be written on the folded paper. When I saw your name, Gee Stuart and Mechanicsville address and a phone number, I felt I was being told to get in touch with you — as soon as possible.
While I continued to think about you daily, I have allowed everything to stand in the way of sending a note to you. Thoughts were
truly so pronounced that I thought of checking online. If I had, I would have learned sooner than through a phone call with our
sweet cousin, Frieda, in Michigan – that your dear husband, Jack had passed away on February 20, 2022.
I remember some of the really fun times we had as teenagers, especially your lending me an evening wrap – to wear to my Senior
Prom – in 1960. Green Fields was the song playing on my dad’s radio while dad and my sister and I drove to your home to pick up
the cardigan. This song reminded me of the many green fields you and I walked through, probably getting green grass stains on
our dressy white heels or flats, so hard to wash off, but white shoe polish did cover all. I do promise to write more in a card – soon.
I also remember fondly my husband (boyfriend – in 1964) visiting you and Jack, at your apartment many times within the first year
of your marriage – was glad that Jack’s job sent you two to Richmond and we were able to be close to relatives, again.
I feel solace in knowing: While people who are living on earth cry and sorrow over the passage of a loved one……on the “Other side of
the veil”, relatives and friends of the returning spirit are happy and there is much rejoicing and celebration of seeing him – right
now – Jackie Stuart, as they have missed him and have longed for his return. Through the wonderful gift of resurrection, all of us
will surely be able to reunite/ with our relatives and the precious people whom we met and befriended, while on Life’s Journey.
I hope these thoughts comfort you, and hope you know that you are truly a special cousin – know we were born 18 months apart
for intended reasons. The blessings of family surely are tops of all blessings in this life and second is special childhood friends.
You are and will be continually- in my thoughts and prayers/ and your name and family names will be on a Temple Prayer Roll.
May you and your family be blessed with everlasting peace and comfort, through Our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Much love, Jo Poindexter, Virginia Beach, VA