Services

Visitation One

Fri. Feb. 21, 2020
11:00 am

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

12535 Perthshire
Houston , TX 77024.

Funeral Service

Fri. Feb. 21, 2020
12:30 pm

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

12535 Perthshire
Houston , TX 77024.

Graveside Service

Fri. Feb. 21, 2020
1:30 pm

Memorial Oaks Cemetery

13001 Katy Freeway
Houston , TX 77079.
Fri. Feb. 21, 2020
11:00 am
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
12535 Perthshire
Houston , TX 77024.
Fri. Feb. 21, 2020
12:30 pm
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
12535 Perthshire
Houston , TX 77024.
Fri. Feb. 21, 2020
1:30 pm
Memorial Oaks Cemetery
13001 Katy Freeway
Houston , TX 77079.
In Memory of
Eileen Moselle Stewart "Mo"
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Eileen Moselle “Mo” Stewart, age 84, passed away, February 12, 2020, surrounded by loved ones in her daughter Lisa’s home in Houston, Texas.

 

Mo was a sixth generation Texan born April 12, 1935 in Refugio, Texas. She was the first of two children of Pal and Jo Lankard of Bay City, Texas.  She met the love of her life, Scott Stewart as a teenager. Scott and Mo became inseparable sweethearts and strong leaders at Bay City High School, where they cultivated friendships that remained strong until her death.  After graduating at the top of her class, she accepted a scholarship to attend Mary Baldwin College in Virginia.  After a year she transferred to Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, before finally landing at the University of Texas at Austin. After marrying Scott in 1957, she received her degree in Education from the University of Texas. 

 

After living six months in Virginia, while Scott served in the Army, and another few months in Louisiana Scott and Mo returned to Bay City, Texas.  After the birth of their two children, Lisa and Mike, in Bay City, Texas., they eventually settled in Houston, Texas on Kingsride Lane in 1966.  Mo lived there until 2015 after Scott passed in 2005.

 

Mo was a fantastic educator and started her teaching career at her alma mater Bay City High where she taught English Language Arts.  Shortly after the birth of her second child, she stayed home to raise her children, and during that time she taught music appreciation and worked as a substitute teacher.  In 1980, after her kids were grown, she began working full time at Spring Branch Middle School, where she taught until her retirement in 2000.  During these years she flourished- teaching American History and Gifted and Talented classes.  She adored middle schoolers and kept in contact with many of her students for years.

 

During her fifty years living at her home on Kingsride Lane in Houston, Mo and Scott cultivated a beautiful and fun homelife with their children Lisa and Mike.  There were many family gatherings throughout every year.  Family gatherings to watch University of Texas football games during the day, would culminate late into the evening with Mo singing in the family band, with Uncle Dave on the piano and Scott on the washtub bass.  Everyone else found an instrument and joined in.  As cherished as those times are, the arrival of grandchildren made things even more special.  Mo and Scott loved spending time with their grandchildren more than anything else.  Mo made every day special, and always made sure to never miss a grandchild’s birthday or an important event in their lives.

 

Mo was also a loyal member of the Ann Pogue chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as well as the Ima Hogg chapter of the Daughters of the Republic (DRT).   

 

Mo was preceded in death by her husband Scott Stewart and sister Connie Ory. She is survived by daughter Lisa Davidson and husband Walter; son Mike Stewart and wife Beverly; sister-in-law Cecile Crawford; brother-in-law David Stewart and wife Marilyn; granddaughters Connie Davidson, Marie Davidson and Mallory Stewart; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Friends are invited to the visitation and funeral with the family. The visitation and the funeral will be Friday, February 21, 2020, at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 12535 Perthshire, Houston Texas.  The visitation will be at 11:00 – 12:30. The Funeral service will begin at 12:30. Serving as pallbearers will be, Walter Davidson, David Crawford, Travis Crawford, Wesley Crawford, Patrick Crawford and Steve Stewart.

 

Flowers may be sent to Beresford Funeral Home at, 13501 Alief Clodine Rd, Houston, Texas, 77082 or to Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.

 

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Memorial Fund of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.

Charitable Donations may be made to:

Memorial Fund of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
12535 Perthshire Rd., Houston, 77024. Website Link