• Stewart, Jr., Verlie Tyler

    January 27, 2017
  • “Heavy”
    Ann Arbor

    Age 72, passed on January 27, 2017. Public viewing will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm at C&H Community Home for Funerals, Lucille’s Memorial Chapel, 411 S. Adams St., Ypsilanti. The funeral service will be Saturday, February 4, 2017 with the family hour at 10 am followed by the service at 11 am at New Hope Baptist Church, 218 Chapin St., Ann Arbor. Burial in Marble Park Cemetery, Milan, Michigan. Please sign his guestbook below.

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    Helen, Heavy filled our hearts with smiles and laughter while you were always a sweet and loving spirit. May God bless and strengthen you and your children during this difficult time. May your sweet spirit continue to be filled with smiles and laughter. 💓

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    I worked with Heavy as an Officer of UAW Local 892 and in the plant. I'm very sad for his loss to us all. God's love and peace be with you his family. R.I.P. my friend!

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    Sorry for your loss.. Marion High School Class of 62.

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    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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    Heavy will be truly missed. My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

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    Helen you are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs your way.

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    I was sadden to hear that my long time friend had passed away. I had known Heavy for many many years through mutual friendships through out the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. Matter of fact, some friends of his and mind were just talking about him this past Friday night and then I learned today that he had passed away Friday night. His memories will always be in my mind as a fun, and kind person. My prayer is that God comfort and strengthen his family and friends and this time.

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    Praying for your strength and peace during this difficult time. Jr. was a special cousin and he will be missed. Love, Vicki

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    Sorry for your loss, I started school with Verlie many years ago, memories from a Class of 62 Rest in Peace my friend

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    Heavy was always ready with a smile and a joke. He will be sorely missed

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    Verlie is forever a Marion Giant. Never missed our class of 62 reunions. Lots of funny memories such as a van full of classmates in Florida for a reunion and trying to find some underwear for Verlie as he left his at home. He always kept us laughing.

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    To the family, you have our deepest sympathy, Heavy will truly be missed. Praying for your strength.

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    I worked with Verlie at the Saline Ford plant for many years . I always looked forward to his wisdom and wit. My prayers and thoughts for all of his loved ones. R. I. P. with God our father.

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    Verlie -- Loyal classmate to MHS62 -- RIP -- je

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    Dad, words can't express how I'm feeling right now but I know you are in a better place now. You and my Daddy can have a party and talk about your daughter. You will be missed. All the rides we took; and you telling me off about something; but how could we not love you just for that. R.I.H aka Heavy (your adopted daughter Lisa)

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    Our deepest sympathy to the family. You are in our prayers.

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    So very sad to hear of Verlie's passing. Our 1962 class reunions won't be the same without him:( My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

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    Our deepest sympathy, praying for the family,. Jerry and Alinda Clifton

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    So sorry to hear of your loss. May your hearts be filled with the Comfort of God's presence and Peace. Your Loved One will be missed. Always saw him as a big brother. He was a long time friend of my big brother Earl and known by other family members. I can remember him always referring to Frazier as that "little runt" but I know he loved him. Those two loved joking around. I will remember the visits to see him in the hospital and convalescent homes as we shared old times from work and in the community. Praying God will strengthen the whole family though this difficult time.

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    Helen, my condolences go out to you and your family my players are with you.

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    Helen and family, I am saddened to learn of Verlie ( Heavy) passing. We met soon after he came to Ann Arbor and he always was smiling and joking to have a good time with people. God bless you and he will be greatly missed.

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    Heavy was like a family member to me growing up as a young kid in Ann Arbor. He made a great impression on me and I will sorely miss his charm and laughter. RIP my brother you are a true blessing! Curtis

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    We've known, laughed with, and loved "Heavy" for many years. Was always glad to see him at St. Paul Church.

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    Praying for the family in time of sorrow. May God bring you comfort. Heavy will be greatly missed

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    Family I want you to know that "Heavy" was/is saved and baptized/filled with the HOLY GHOST and BLESSED with GOD'S HOLY LANGUAGE. This happen one day in my living room. I know that you will miss him. Remember that he is in your future and not your past. Remember him alive and well. GOD IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME!

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    I was sadden to hear of the passing of Verlie (Heavy). I have been thinking of all the wonderful memories of us as youths growing up in Marion, Ind. The last time I saw him about year ago we shared many of those memories. May God bless the family and give them strength in this difficult time.

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    class of 62

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    class of 62

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    Unable to attend services, but send our condolences to the family. God bless, RIP my friend Verly.

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    God bless you my brother. I would like to say my sympathy and prayers to your family. I will miss all the times we were together with the UAW and the black men in Union conference. Your jokes and laughter will be missed. You are still in the UAW but now you are a United angel warrior. Love you. You will be truly missed.

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    To the family of Heavy, So sorry for your loss. We pray for your strength in the Lord. God bless you all, Donna, Russell (Skip) Howard

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    So sorry to hear about Verlie. I worked with him at Ford's and he was a heck of a man. He would do anything for you. I know he will be missed by everyone. God Bless.

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