November 9, 1962 – July 18, 2018
Jeanie Stephenson, 55, passed away, July 18, 2018 in Bryan. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM, Wednesday, July 25th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with the funeral services to begin at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Boswell Cemetery, in Walker County. Jeanie was born November 9, 1962 in Galveston, Texas. She was a graduate of Bryan High School, class of '81. Jeanie spent most years of her life as a healer. The majority of her professional career was spent delivering relief to those in physical pain through deep tissue massage. She spent over 15 years in this field. Jeanie then acquired an esthetician license in addition to her massage license in order to cleanse and care for her client’s skin ailments. Jeanie’s passion for healing led her to seek a license in Chemical Dependency Counseling. With this training she helped addicts, often inmates transitioning from prison, ease back into a life of freedom. After retiring from her physically demanding job as a massage therapist, Jeanie worked in a house caring for special needs adults, becoming a surrogate mother to them. They even referred to her as “Momma”. She loved them and they loved her. After all, her favorite job was being a mother, and she was an amazing one. Jeanie loved every animal she encountered. Most mornings you could find Jeanie praising the Lord, a duck in her lap, with the remainder of the flock eating from her hands. Therapeutic time for Jeanie was spent in nature, specifically near bodies of water, feeding turtles, birds, ducks, and teaching her daughters about the wonderful earth The Lord has created. Jeanie had a passion for wildlife reserves and often donated to the care of the animals. In 2015 Jeanie stated that she would love to work with homeless women and stated she would love to be a missionary in third world countries. Jeanie was a member of Victory United Pentecostal Church in College Station. Jeanie loved Jesus more than anything. Survivors include her husband, Terry Stephenson; two daughters, Natalie and Victoria Stephenson; her mother, Carol Lee Ellisor; uncle, Larry Turner, sisters, Terri Leeth and Cathi Laney; a brother, John Ellisor; sister-in-law, Charlotte Stephenson; three brothers-in-law, Ted Stephenson and his wife Jackie Sue, Bill Stephenson and his wife Debi, Phillip Stephenson and his wife Suzie; cousin, Leanna Pack; and numerous nieces and nephews.
- VISITATION Wednesday, July 25, 2018
- FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018
RIP my Dear Friend. You will stay in my heart forever. A prayer for You with Love:
God our father,
Your power brings us to earth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who dies still live in your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in Hope for my family, relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to you alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your Kingdom,
where all of our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing your praise forever and ever.
July 25, 2018
Jeanie was as beautiful inside as out. There was a time that she brought a meal over for our family once a week for nearly 2 years - she would even call and ask my son who was on chemo what he felt he might be able to eat. She kept up with what day we would be in Houston and always made sure a great meal would be ready when we arrived back home. I will always remember this wonderful lady - I so wish I could be at the service today.
Tanya Watkins Shenkir
July 24, 2018
I met Jeanie at Brazos Business College, where we took classes together. (32 years ago!) We studied together many times. She was such a fun person! Even though we lost track of each other over the years, I have often thought of her and our friendship (and study sessions after class at my house!) and how we helped each other. She will always have a special place in my heart.
Marie Bobette Smith
July 24, 2018
My heart & thoughts go out to you all! May she RIP! She was such a great lady...love and miss her! Bobette Smith