Mrs. Equilla Stephens

April 6, 1937October 8, 2020

Mrs. Equilla Stephens, age 83, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020. A native of Douglasville, she was born April 6, 1937 and was a life-long resident of Douglas County. She was a loving mother and grandmama. Exemplary of the Proverbs 31 woman, she was very loving and was as sweet as she could be. Adhering to an open-door policy, she was a good cook—always willing to share, never met a stranger and would take in anyone. Mrs. Stephens’ family, the Parkers, donated the land where The Second Baptist Church on Colquitt Street is currently located. She was a founding member of The Second Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a faithful member of the ladies’ group. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and sewing. In the 1970s, Mrs. Stephens worked as a seamstress for the Atlanta Burial Clothing Company and would help families customize clothing. In 1998, she retired from the fabric department at Wal-Mart.

Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her beloved husband of more than 60 years, John Henry Stephens, Sr.; her parents, Doy and Blossie (Lowery) Parker; five brothers; and one sister.

Leaving behind to cherish her memory are her children; son, John Henry (Jean) Stephens, Jr. of Tampa, Florida; two daughters, Julia (Cornelius) Andrews of Stockbridge, Georgia and Constance (Edward) Williams of Douglasville, Georgia; two brothers; three sisters; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Private services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Mrs. Stephens to The Second Baptist Church, 8074 Colquitt Street, Douglasville, Georgia 30134.

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Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134


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Rev Carol Rich

October 13, 2020

My sincere sympathy to the family. May God continue to bless you.

Councilwoman Dr. LaShun Burr Danley

October 12, 2020

Connie, Ms. Equllia will indeed be missed. May The Lord bless each of you and may heaven smile upon you.

Debra Mayfield

October 8, 2020

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Stephens Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

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