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Delta State flag to fly at half-staff Oct. 20-22 in memory of Myiesha Stewart

By October 19, 2022Alumni, Community, General

The Delta State University flag will fly at half-staff from Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday Oct. 22 in memory of Delta State alumna and Greenville Police Detective Myiesha Stewart (’15).

Stewart was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 11. She was 30.

Stewart attended Delta State from Aug. 2013 to May 2015. During that time she was a basketball player for the Lady Statesmen.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Justice and Criminology on May 9, 2015.

A few of her former professors shared fond memories of her time at Delta State.

“Myiesha was an energetic and dedicated student who enjoyed learning and got along well with her peers,” said former Associate Professor of Sociology and Community Development Dr. Leslie Green. “Myiesha is a great example of one who set her aspirations high and maximized her potential while serving those around her. She will be missed.”

Former Assistant Professors of Social Justice and Criminology Drs. Lynn Pazzani and Gavin Lee also remember her as a student.

“While she was at Delta State, we will never forget her wonderful sense of humor, her thoughtfulness, and last but by no means least, her kindness. We send our love and condolences to her friends and family. Rest In Peace, Myiesha.”

Stewart was born Sept. 9, 1992. She attended Norma C O’Bannon High School and played basketball under Coach Lindsey Rucker. She was named MVP, Player of the Year and was selected as a member of the All-District and All-Region Teams. She then attended Mississippi Delta Community College, where she played basketball and was named First Team in the All-Star Game.

She later attended and graduated with Class B67 of the Mississippi Delta Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy. She was a three-year veteran investigator of Greenville Police Department.

Stewart is survived by her son, Jace Amar Stewart; her fiancé, Jamarcus Moore; her parents Michael Stewart and Petula Carter; two brothers, Christopher and Mydarain; two sisters, Shmyra and Rhomika; and a host of family and friends.

Public visitation is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Law Enforcement visitation is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. All services will be held at the Washington County Convention Center.