OBITUARY

Stephanie Jane (Sorokwasz) Dufur

December 13, 1972March 25, 2021
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Stephanie Sorokwasz Dufur

Heaven welcomed the funniest angel on March 25, 2021. Stephanie Jane Sorokwasz was born on December 13, 1972, to Marshall D. Sorokwasz, Sr. and Elizabeth “Bette” Ann Richardson in Fairfax, Virginia. She lived and grew up in Coppell, Texas. The loves of her life were her three children, Connor Mitchell Dufur (19), Chloe Elizabeth Dufur (17), and Carson Wayne Dufur (14).

No one will deny that Stephanie was the wittiest, most engaging and most entertaining person on the planet. She was loving, compassionate, sensitive, and generous to a fault. She lived fiercely, loved hard, and she could make you laugh until you cried. She knew every word to every song on the radio. She loved being with all her family and friends and never wanted to miss out. We know she will be present with us at every holiday and special event. She loved watching her boys play basketball and her daughter dance.

Her family was everything to her, so it was natural that her friends also became her family. She had some truly devoted and loving friends by her side every day of her life.

Although her last days were short and painful, her spirit was strong and she brought our family together and made it whole. Stephanie is survived by her father and stepmother, Marshall and Kristine Sorokwasz, her mother, Elizabeth "Bette" Richardson Sorokwasz, her older sister, Michelle Sorokwasz Lanfear, her younger brother and sister-in law, Marshall “Mark” D. Sorokwasz, Jr. and Meredith Broussard Sorokwasz, and her younger sister, Alexa Ann Sorokwasz. She is also survived by three nieces and two nephews, Nicole Elizabeth Lanfear, Allison Terry Lanfear, Daniel “Walter” Lanfear, Bella Elizabeth Sorokwasz, Marshall D. Sorokwasz III, and her beloved cat, Pepper. She has 20 aunts and uncles, and 31 first cousins. Stephanie is preceded in death by her older sister, Nicole Elizabeth Sorokwasz, and her grandparents, Walter Sorokwasz and Faye (McGee) Sorokwasz, William R. Richardson and Elizabeth (O’Neill) Richardson.

Stephanie died from a rare and aggressive cancer. We did not have enough time on this earth with her and we are devastated she is gone. She died in silence and retrospection at T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center. A special thanks to Danielle Schwartz and Ami Azzarello for their dedication as friends and care-givers to Stephanie.

A celebration of her life will be held this summer, the date and time will be posted online at Dignity Memorial, Rolling Oaks Funeral Home, Coppell, Texas.

In lieu of flowers a GoFundMe page has been set up benefitting Connor, Chloe and Carson Dufur to go into a trust account that is managed by Marshall Sorokwasz Sr. and Michelle Sorokwasz Lanfear. https://www.gofundme.com/f/fygky-help-stephanies-kids

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Stephanie Jane (Sorokwasz) Dufur

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Reese Walker

April 16, 2021

We would laugh and dance so hard all the time. She even named one of my pillows “rubby “ she liked to lay on as we laughed and had drinks. I taught her about the sport of Tractor pulling, she thought it was sooo country but kool. She called me “ Man baby” and “Reese pieces “was my nicknames. I would make homemade wine and she was my royal taste tester. She was a great cook. Her steak, mash potatoes and asparagus was my favorite dishes she would cook. She would tell me about her son playing ball and have scouts looking at him. She was a loyal Southwest Airlines customer. And always got my ideas on flights. We would wrestle and act crazy and she would be in stitches on some of the crazy things I would say and come up with. We loved watching Steve Harvey family Fued . She told me she was scared but she would not give up , had to much to live for. Always told me she missed hanging out.

Kate Cassidy

April 3, 2021

Stephanie, I have good memories of you even from early childhood. Swimming, laughing (so much), and playing with our siblings all together. You had a special light. Spirit. Joy. Openness. You will be missed! 💜

Rebecca Ruston-Hunt

March 31, 2021

My Sweet Stephanie,

Where do I begin, first I am so sorry to hear that you lost your life to this horrible disease, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

My fondest memories of you and I are far to many that go above and beyond ones that I truly will cherish, thank you for the wonderful memories, I love you and I will truly miss you my friend.

Mr. & Mrs Sorokwasz, Michelle and Mark
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially her children.

Love,
Rebecca

Jill Cohn

March 30, 2021

My heart is heavy with sadness that Stephanie was stricken and lost her battle with this horrible cancer.
Please know, Bette, Marshall, Michelle & Mark how very sorry I am for all of you. I have known all of you a very long time and this is so devastating.
Although I didn't know Stephanie's children, I felt I did through all of Bette's stories of them. Such a proud grandmother!
Stephanie was such a bright light and heaven has gained a fun spirit!
Love,
Jill

RB Ruston

March 30, 2021

My fondest memory of Stephanie was When she and Rebecca grew up together as kids & played together in Carrollton. There was never a dull moment with those two. Those two were always into something.
God truly has a special and exciting angel with him now. My prayers are with the entire family. Love R.B.

Khatonia McCarty

March 30, 2021

Stephanie was truly a beautiful person.
Our sons played basketball together. She kept me laughing and smiling during life's difficulties. Rest well my friend!

Mrs. Juliana Onalaja

March 30, 2021

My heart aches losing such an awesome person. But I know god has his hands full with a beautiful angel, Ms. Stephanie Dufur. My kids born and raised in Coppell grew up with her kids. Her children are the sweetest kids ever just like their mother. Ms. Dufur opened her heart, her home, and her arms to my kids and I. I will forever keep her memory alive in my thoughts, and share stories of her unconditional kindness. Ms. Dufur was truly a blessing to me, and will never be forgotten.

Tanisha Baker

March 29, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathy on today and the days to come. I pray you find comfort in the many beautiful memories created, cherish those priceless moments. May Stephanie forever reside in your heart and her presence be felt in the most loving ways. May you have peace and assurance that her light will always shine within those she so dearly loved. Sleep in Love Stephanie and Thank you for the gift of friendship. Blessings to her beloved children and family.

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