Jeff Edward Stern

April 18, 1959January 1, 2021
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Jeff Edward Stern, 61 of Elon, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lisa C. Stern.

Born in Lynchburg April 18, 1959, he was the son of Fitzmaurice Tyree Stern of Amherst and the late William Rayford Stern. Jeff was a retired Firefighter/Paramedic from the Lynchburg Fire Department after 30 years of service. He was also an entrepreneur and founded Blue Star Solar Energy and was a member of Elon Presbyterian Church. He loved the outdoors where he enjoyed fly-fishing and hiking. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and loved his dogs. Jeff was a loving son, husband, father and brother and he will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his sons, Jared Stern and Jacob Stern; his sister Kathy S. McMillan and her husband Corky and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Adam Stern.

A service celebrating his life will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Blake Wingfield officiating. Due to COVID restrictions, masks will be required and social distancing practiced.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either the Salvation Army, 2215 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501, the Lynchburg Daily Bread 721 Clay St., Lynchburg, VA 24501 or to the Amherst Humane Society, 318 Shelter Ln, Amherst, VA 24521.


  • William R. Stern, Father (deceased)
  • Fitzmaurice Tyree Stern, Mother
  • Lisa C. Stern, Wife of 40 years
  • Adam Stern, Son (deceased)
  • Jared Stern, Son
  • Jacob Stern, Son
  • Kathy S. McMillan (Corky), Sister

  • The Salvation Army
  • The Lynchburg Daily Bread
  • Amherst Humane Society


  • Memorial Celebration of Life

    Monday, January 4, 2021


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Donna Cash

January 14, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences in this time of loss. Jeff was a wonderful and caring man - I enjoyed working with him at the Lynchburg Assessor's Office years ago - he had helped in a project we had - it was nice to have a Hero and an Amherst County Alumni. He also signed me up to the Pre-paid Legal program-which has been a Great help. Always, helpful-He will be missed. Lifting this dear family up in prayer for comfort and peace.

Belinda Chapman

January 12, 2021

I remember when Lisa and Jeff started dating. Jeff was a great guy and an asset to Lynchburg all of the years he served. He will be missed by many. My condolences to you, Lisa, and to the rest of the family.

Kelly Clark

January 5, 2021

Lisa, we were so saddened to hear of Jeff passing. He always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye. We will miss seeing Jeff on your daily walks through the neighborhood with the dogs. Prayers and hugs to you and the family.

robert adkins

January 4, 2021

So sorry for the family - Bob Adkins - LFD

Joyce White

January 4, 2021

“Back in the day” in the old Coronary Care Unit at Lynchburg General Hospital, we frequently transported patients to UVA for heart procedures. Whenever that red headed fellow named Jeff Stern was on the Fire Department team for the transport, it was a good day! He was calm and knew his stuff and always had a twinkle in his eye. He was a good man, Lisa. I am so sorry for you and your family in this time of sadness. Please know my thoughts are with you.

David Moore

January 4, 2021

We were shocked to hear of Jeff's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
We haven't been neighbors for long but it was a pleasure to get to know Jeff for the short time we did. He always had a smile on his face.
Please let us know if you need anything.

With deepest sympathy,
The Moore Family

Lee and Betty Sue Bryant

January 4, 2021

Lisa and Family,
Lee and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your precious Jeff. What can we say that you don't already know, a great guy!! You are devastated and hurting but may your Love, and wonderful memories bring comfort to you today and in the days ahead. Know there are many, work place, community, neighbors and friends who are praying for you all. God be with you and may your Love for each other and the Love of Jesus sustain you in the coming days.
Lee and Betty Sue Bryant

Les Puckett

January 3, 2021

I was stunned to hear of Jeff's passing. We interacted and shared insights occasionally as we both worked in the LFD. We crossed paths rarely as retirees, but Jeff always was busy pursuing his interests while looking after his family. Sorry for his passing in what seems too soon. Prayers for his family.

Lisa Schmitt

January 3, 2021

You and your family are in my prayers.

Emma Raines Mcmillan

January 3, 2021

Our condolences to this wonderful loving family.. May precious memories of his wonderful life give all of you comfort during this sad time. You were blessed to share his life of devotion to his family and State.
We send our love to all of you.
Dear Jeff rest in heavenly peace.🙏