Anna Stewart was born on July 10, 1932, in Salisbury, NC to Julia and Harvey Knox. Affectionately, known as Suge, she was the second child of Harvey and Julia Knox. Julia, Anna (Suge), Elveeta, Harvey Jr., Willette, Jerlene, and Beatrice. (Beatrice is the only surviving sibling).
In the mid-40s, the Knox family relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she attended Philadelphia Public Schools graduating from William Penn High School with a Home Economics major.
Suge met her husband Oscar Venston Stewart (deceased 1988) in Philadelphia and they married in 1956. To this union were three children, Pamela, Robin and Gary. (Pamela died at 6 months).
In 1961, the family moved to the West Oak Lane section of the city. Suge was a licensed beautician and was employed by several beauty shops throughout the Northeast corridor in Philadelphia. After many years as a beautician, she wanted a change and decided to work with The School District of Philadelphia, as a teacher’s aide until she suffered a mild stroke and began to encounter other health-related illnesses.
Suge often said the best part of her adult life was when her children were little. She felt it was her life’s mission as a mother to make the church a major part of her children’s upbringing, which she did.
On Saturday, August 8, 2020, God called Anna home. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter, Robin; son, Gary; sister, Beatrice; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
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