Xavier Nyree’ Bennett Stewart was born Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 4:06 pm in St. Louis, MO, to the union of Lamario Stewart and Nikkia Bennett. He was his parents’ only son with two older sisters Bria Mone’t and Kelis Monyae. His grandmother Shirley Mae McGill and grandfathers Lorenzo Moore and Nathaniel Stewart preceded him in death. He was taken off life support Sunday, April 10, 2022, after over a month-long battle with a severe heart and lung condition.
Xavier was lovingly known as “X” or “Butterman” because he was a hefty baby and resembled the color of butter. He grew up in University City, MO, attending Jackson Park and Flynn Park Elementary schools, Brittany Woods Middle School, and was currently a sophomore at University City High School where he was awarded for academic achievements.
He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness attending Newstead Congregation. Xavier learned about and believed in the hope of the resurrection that is promised to us by Jehovah God through his son Jesus Christ (Revelations 21:4).
Xavier learned to play chess in 5th grade, played the trumpet in middle school, and had recently joined the baseball team at U City High School. He was an avid gamer often playing Fort Nite, and Minecraft, and loved anime including One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, and Naruto. He was very tech-savvy and enjoyed coding with aspirations of building his own video game.
He was a loyal, caring, very honest young man with a huge heart. Similar to his mom, Xavier never met a stranger and was always very social. He was wise beyond his years and was a fun-loving and naturally funny guy. As a young boy, he found a love for the show Martin before watching cartoons. He was also known to break out and dance at any given moment.
Often misunderstood, Xavier was unapologetically himself and those who knew him loved him dearly.
He leaves to lovingly celebrate his memory Parents, Nikkia & Lamario, Grandmother Gwendolyn Bennett, known to Xavier as “Nana,” Sisters Bria Barnes & Kelis Petty, Aunt Latrice Clayborne, uncle Nathaniel Deon Stewart, and a host of great and honorary Aunts & Uncles, Cousins, extended family & friends including best friends Christopher Hughes & Cameron DeMyers and his fur brother Marble C. Bennett.
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