Mrs. Mary Lee Richardson Stephens, daughter of the late Walter and Savannah Richardson was born on September 23, 1935 in Robeson County. She departed this life on Monday, February 1, 2021, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.
She joined Antioch Baptist Church at an early age and continued her membership until her death. She served faithfully on the Usher Board and Missionary Department until her health declined.
In 1951, she was joined in holy matrimony with the late Coolidge Stephens, and to this union 11 children were born.
Mary Lee was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She loved to go fishing. Also loved to bake and garden. Soft spoken, she was a quiet spirit with a big heart. She loved spending time with family and friends.
She leaves to cherish her memory five sons, Billy and Charles of Fairmont, NC., Ernest (Rachael), Proctorville, NC, Calvin (Lynn), of Lumberton, NC, and Michael (Latiska), of Fairmont, NC. Six daughters, Marion, Donna, Shella, Annette, and Tara of Fairmont, NC, and Sharon (David) of Garner, NC, one brother in law, Reginald Knight (RK) Stephens of Fairmont, NC., 22 grand children, 21 great grand children, 4 great, great grand children, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Finally, she also leaves to cherish her memories a very special friend, Mrs. Geneva McRae of Fairmont, NC.
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