Carolyn Abercrombie Stewart

August 3, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Carolyn Abercrombie Stewart, 86, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020. Born in Greenville, SC July 16, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Ralph McCall Abercrombie and Mamie Lucille Schenck Abercrombie. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Edward Stewart, Sr. and siblings, Ralph, Bruce, Louise, Carroll and Becky.

She was a graduate of Harding High School, class of 1952 and devoted forty-three years of her career to customer service at NAPA Auto Parts. Carolyn was fiercely loyal to her family and friends and a giving person to anyone she would meet. She loved and cherished her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who called her “Memaw”. She always assumed the best of others and was willing to share the word of God along with a compassionate deed. Each person that came to work on her house received her kindness along with a soda and bag of chips!

Carolyn was a wonderful baker whose signature dishes included family favorites such as homemade peach cobbler, as she had just made one the week before she passed. Her passion for nature was evidenced by the copious amounts of bird houses and feeders she had surrounding her home. She enjoyed watching the squirrels, birds and any other creatures that would show up to appreciate her labor of love. She took great pride in maintaining her garden filled with Elephant Ears, Boston Ferns, and various seasonal plants and flowers. Viewing butterflies and Cardinals out of her windows amongst these beautiful things sparked pure joy as they were her favorites.

Carolyn is survived by her son; Albert E. “Eddie” Stewart Jr. and his wife Amina; daughter, Sandra Fadel and her husband, Shea, all of Charlotte; granddaughter, Morgan Stewart and Zac Mann, grandson, Dylan Stewart and Fiancé Anne Settlemyre, granddaughter, Alex Nelson and her husband, Eric, and grandson, Shea Fadel II; great-grandchildren, Cayson Stewart, Maverick and Olivia Nelson; sister, LaVerne Kiser of Charlotte; and a dear friend, Tracy Jones.

Graveside services will be private at Sharon Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Charles & Emily Hunsucker

    Aunt Carolyn was a Wonderful person. I enjoyed being part of her life. She will be missed by all whom knew her.
    Your Family has our Deepest Condolences.

  • Dorothy(Dolly)Jones

    Carolyn was a sweet and wonderful friend. She and I loved going out to eat then to Wal-Mart shopping, I always used to tell her that she walked me to We watched our soap together calling when commercials came on...Carolyn I miss out times together but I know you are in a better place and happy....I will see you again love and miss you.. Praying for the family love to you all..❤

  • Suzanne and John Haslam

    Our Love and prayers are with you all in the loss of this beautiful lady. We love you all so much .

  • Susan Morrison-Guzman

    My deepest condolences to Carolyn’s entire family. As one of our former co-workers at NAPA said when I told him she was gone, “ she was one of the good ones”. Indeed, she was, in every way, one of the good ones. And her Mac n Cheese Was always a huge hit at our luncheons. I think she got a little tired of making it for us, but did it anyway. That beautiful smile, so warm and bright, is what comes to mind when I think of her. Happy angels in heaven are now the lucky recipients of the smile.

  • Linda Queen

    I can’t think of Carolyn without smiling. We spent many years in customer service together at NAPA. We we’re family. She spoke often of her family. She loved each of you dearly.
    May God give you peace and comfort as only he can.

  • Linda Hagler Elliott

    Carolyn was a wonderful lady! She always had a smile and a kind word! I enjoyed knowing her while working together at Napa! I know she will be missed by everyone who knew her. God bless the whole family!

  • Deborah Parker

    Our family is greatly saddened by the loss of this beautiful lady and faithful friend. We love the Abercrombie family and pray for your comfort.