UPDATE: Vigil For Superintendent

A prayer vigil has been scheduled for people to mourn and remember a county schools superintendent.

The prayer vigil will be held to remember Tony Stewart, the superintendent of Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools, who died this weekend. The vigil is at 2 p.m. Thursday Corinth Baptist Church. The church is located at 1035 U.S. Highway 17 South, Elizabeth City.

County school officials say there will be a register available at the location that will be sent to the Stewart family. The vigil is open to the public.

Stewart will buried Thursday in Virginia.

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Just days after the end of the school year, one district's superintendent has passed away.

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education says Superintendent Tony Stewart died in his sleep Saturday night. Stewart had been with the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County School System for nearly nine years.

Stewart was just days away from retirement, according to the Daily Advance. His last day was to be June 30.

School officials say Stewart had been recovering from a double bout of pneumonia, according to the Daily Advance.

Tony Stewart was 67 years old. No funeral plans have been announced.

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  • by Sam Location: The Will on Jun 16, 2009 at 11:02 AM
    I feel terrible for the family of Tony Stewart and thoughts and prayers go out to them.
  • by Ann Location: Pitt County on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    May he rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
  • by Education Location: ENC on Jun 16, 2009 at 08:44 AM
    So close to retirement.....Peace be unto the family as they weather this loss.

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