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Marshall McKinley Stewart passed away on October 2, 2020 from a motorcycle accident in Savannah, Georgia. As an organ donor, he was able to save many people with the gift of lifesaving transplants.

Marshall was born in Greensboro on April 23, 1994. He came into this world at 9 lbs. 8 ounces – the biggest baby in the Wesley Long NICU with congenital pneumonia. He grew into a beautiful and fearless boy – riding bikes, water skiing and snow skiing, surfing and jumping off cliffs into lakes any time he could. He kept up his love of adventure throughout his life leading him to his love of motorcycles and old jeeps! Marshall attended Greensboro Day School and had a fabulous time at age 14 being boat-schooled by his Mom on a yearlong family adventure on their boat “Panache” from Grenada through the Caribbean Islands and Bahamas back to Wrightsville Beach. He attended Page and graduated from Western Guilford High School in 2013 with his wonderful group of friends. He then went to Savannah College of Art and Design and majored in Historic Preservation Design. He was happy to work at Rehab Builders Inc. on the restoration of the Printworks Cotton Mill in Greensboro. He shared a love of old buildings and old things with his Papa and Parker.

He is survived by his parents Cheryl and Ed Stewart, his brothers Parker and Dustin, Dustin’s wife Rosemary and his beloved niece and nephew Lane and Grant. He is also survived by his grandparents Caryl and Bill Cullom and Rachel Stewart; aunts and uncles – Jennifer and David Barksdale (Emma James and Hallie), Donna and Tom Stewart (Sean, Kristen, Christian and Levi), Anna and Bill Stewart (Blaire, Chandler, Charlie, Landon, Izabella and Ezra) He leaves behind many friends from Greensboro and Savannah who have spread all over the world.

Marshall had a gift of making people feel special and his kindness and friendliness was beyond measure. He was funny, sweet and caring to all people and we will love and miss him for the rest of our lives.

A celebration of his life will take place at his grandparent’s farm in Burnsville NC on October 30, 2020.

Memorials for Marshall may be sent in his name to Preservation Greensboro, Post Office Box 13136, Greensboro NC, 27415. Condolences and memories can be sent to or this link

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  1. Eden (Halevy) Long says:

    Marshall was one of the kindest, most compassionate people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our friendship began at GDS when he was in 5th grade and I was in 6th. We had mutual friends and started hanging out after school, at Friendly Shopping Center and in between classes. When I was going through one of the toughest parts of my life, Marshall was there. He always lent an ear. He would check up on me and give me a good laugh if he could tell I needed it. A true testament to the kind of person he was. He was never more than a phone call away. I have so many fond memories of my formative years with Marshall. We unfortunately lost touch as we got older – life interjected as it always does – but he never lost his special place in my heart. He was a force in everyone’s life who had the utmost pleasure of knowing him. He will be greatly and compassionately missed.

  2. Elizabeth and Doug Bengtson says:

    Dear Cheryl and Ed,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of unfathomable loss. We remember Marshall from preschool days and Green Valley tennis lessons. Reading about his lifelong love of adventurous activities, I recall him bringing snowboards and other equipment for “Show and Tell”. May your memories bring you comfort.
    Your former neighbors,
    Elizabeth and Doug Bengtson

  3. Jacqui and Joe Hakooz says:

    Dear Stewart Family,

    Our sincere condolences to you all. Marshall will be forever missed. We loved his spirit and the energy he brought to all of us when we were around him. He loved playing with all the kids when they were together. Late night golf cart rides, horsing around with them, staying young in all the best ways. We are so sad that he his gone, but are so thankful that we did share special times with him.

    All our love,
    Joe, Jacqui, Caroline, and Sam

  4. Suzanne Billips says:

    Cheryl,Ed, and Parker,
    We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of Marshall. We still have a picture of him hanging on our fridge…when he was the lion in the GDS play “Wizard of Oz” and he posed with Karly. His smile lit up a room in a heartbeat, and we know he will be missed. Many thoughts, prayers, and hugs to you all!
    The Billips Family – Mike, Suzanne, Hampton and Karly

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