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Erica Broach Stewart

• May 17, 2019 at 4:32 PM

BIG STONE GAP, VA - Erica “Honey” Bliss Broach Stewart, 47, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Erica was a beautiful soul who was loved and cherished by many.  She was an artist, having published many short stories and poems.  Erica was a mother, daughter, sister and a great friend.  She was a kind soul with a big heart that she wore on her sleeve.

She was preceded in death by a son, Elijah Bleu Stewart; brother, Pat Broach; paternal grandparents, Rosa Lee and Sammy Broach; maternal grandparents, Huey and Madeline King; and step-father, Del Whaley.

Erica is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Stacey (Josh) and Sydnee Thier (David); grandchildren, Hadley and Easton Stacey, Graeson Hunnell, and Bishop, Kuechly, Alyvia and Trenton Thier; father, Sam Broach (Diane); mother, Carol Whaley; and step-brother, Jody Leary.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Gilliam Funeral Home (618 Wood Ave, W.) in Big Stone Gap.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Hager and Rev. Shane Hubbard officiating.

The graveside service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday at American Legion Cemetery in Big Stone Gap.  The family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be:  Joshua Stacey, David Thier, Paul Floyd, Ethan Crum, Jon Skeen, and Jody Leary.  Honorary pallbearers are:  Jon Barker and Zack Jervis.

To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.gilliamfuneralhome.com.

Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve Erica Stewart’s family.

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