Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL


Steven Dean Greij Jr.

September 15, 1993August 31, 2019

Steven Dean Greij, Jr., 25, passed away in his family home on Aug. 31, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Orlando and a student at Primrose Center, a program for intellectually and developmentally delayed individuals. Throughout the years, he attended Princeton House Charter School and graduated from Magnolia School. Stevie enjoyed swimming, dancing, books, Blue’s Clues, Dora the Explorer, Clifford, Snoopy and anything Disney. His favorite character was Peter Pan. He had an infectious laugh and was always smiling; a very happy soul to be around. He participated in the Special Olympics for many years, and was a member of the Boy Scouts, Troop 900. Stevie is survived by his parents, Steven Dean and Cherilynn Jill (Johnston) Greij, paternal grandparents Eldon and Maxine Greij, uncles Jerry (Linda) Johnston, Jon (Leslie) Johnston, Paul (Patty) Greij and aunt Laura (Kirk) Slater, cousins Jill (Mark) Hutchison, Jeremy (Amy) Johnston, Alyson (Alex) Dever, Lauren (Chad) Blankenship, Peter, Maxine & Jennifer Greij, Austin, Grant, Elliott & Seth Slater, in addition to many loving family members and close friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Vancil and Virginia Johnston and uncle Van Johnston. A celebration of life is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15, Stevie’s birthday, at Woodlawn Memorial Garden, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd., Gotha, Florida. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., with a brief service beginning at 2 p.m., Pastor Arnold Porter officiating. The attire should truly be in honor of Stevie, please wear shorts or jeans, and colorful shirts with a Hawaiian print or your favorite Disney, cartoon or book character. No ties, please. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Primrose Center, 2733 S. Ferncreek Ave., Orlando, Florida 32806 (407-898-7201). In the memo box, mention you’re your donation honors Stevie Greij. You may also donate on their website, www.primrosecenter.org. Click on the “donation now” tab and follow the instructions. Again, please be sure to add a note that your donation is in honor of Stevie Greij.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019


Steven Dean Greij Jr.

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Lori Branch

September 15, 2019

Will be there today to celebrate the beautiful life of Stevie! I have so many wonderful memories of all of us at many different places having fun together and Stevie’s laughter. My heart is so heavy for you. Love you Cheri and Steve.

Lucy Hutchison

September 8, 2019

And so much love from his “Rucy”

Jill Hutchison

September 8, 2019

Will miss the handing of the books back and forth and him and his “Rucy”. Still laugh when I think of Mark not being able to find his sunglasses and Stevie laughing at Mark as he watches Stevie chewing them.. Love you both so so much ❤️❤️

Anna Ringland

September 7, 2019

Dear Cheri and Steve,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this difficult time. Love you both and hugs to both of you 🙏♥️
Anna and David Ringland