WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Imagene Stewart, who was once homeless herself, became the first African American woman to found a homeless shelter in Washington D.C., which she ran for 45 years. She took care of battered woman and children, and was there when anyone needed her.
Imagene Stewart lost her long battle with cancer last week and now the community prepares to say farewell to her.
Click Kristin Fisher's story to see what her son told 9News Now about her energy and spirit, and where Imagene Stewart will be laid to rest.
Stewart's viewing will take place on Friday, June 8 at the Bacon Funeral Home (3447 14th St NW) at 6 p.m.
Her funeral/homegoing will take place on Saturday, June 9th at Columbia Lodge #815 BPOE (1844 3rd St NW) at 9 a.m.