Thomas "Tommy" Michael Stevens
February 26, 1939 – August 29, 2019
Thomas "Tommy" Michael Stevens, age 80, of New Orleans, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Thursday August 29, 2019. "Tommy" was born February 26, 1939 in Hickory, Mississippi. He is predeceased in death by his parents; the late Richard Stevens and Mary Peterson Stevens, his late siblings; Stanley, Rose (Louie), Joseph (Benita), Shirley (George), Sophie, Jimmy, Billy, Teddy, Elaine, Linda Juanita, and Johnny. He is survived by his loving wife; Carolyn Centanni Stevens, and children; Pamela, Kim, Alexis, Jimmy, Rosario, Thomas (Marlene'), and MaryCarolyn (Rene'), grandchildren; Carlo, Casey, Carolyn, Joseph, Veronica, and Jude, great-grandchildren; Tony and Zach; and sister; Rachel, and was loved by numerous nieces, nephews other family members and friends.
"Tommy" repaired hydraulic jacks, he was a dispatcher for General Drayage Freight Services, a street car operator and bus driver for the RTA, 18 wheeler and river sand and mud truck driver. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitter Local Union 60 and worked as a stagehand in the Carpenter's Union.
He was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church and served as an usher for Sunday Mass, and worked the cotton candy and candy apple machine for St. Anthony of Padua, Jesuit Fair, and for different Catholic School Fairs in the city. "Tommy" loved bringing French bread to the neighbors and to the little Nuns in the different convents. He enjoyed family gatherings, fishing and occasionally playing golf. As a youth, he was a caddy for the former Colonial Golf and Country Club.
"Tommy" suffered from a painful illness, no matter how weak he was on a given day, he would never refuse to pray the Holy Rosary on a daily basis. He looked forward to receiving The Holy Eucharist during the week, he was so thankful to those who would bring Jesus to him and would say, "Oh good!" when he knew he would be receiving The Holy Host.
A Visitation for "Tommy" will be held Monday, September 9 , 2019 from 1:30 PM, prayers and Holy Mass following at St Anthony of Padua Church, 4640 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. A private family burial will occur at a later time. In lieu of flowers, Masses may be said in his honor, donations to The St. Vincent DePaul Society and or Mother Angelica's EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL, 35210
The family would like to recognize the staff at Tulane Medical Center for their caring, professional service they provided. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.LeitzEaganFuneralHome.com for the Stevens family.
- The St. Vincent DePaul Society and or Mother Angelica's EWTN
- Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, September 9, 2019
Thomas "Tommy" Michael Stevens
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September 6, 2019
Mr. Stevens was not only my father- in- law but also like a father to me. We all know he is in heaven now.
Tammie Petty Morvant
September 5, 2019
Uncle Tommy will be missed very much. He was a good God loving man who loved his beautiful wife, family more than words can say and never met a stranger! He was always there for anyone in need. I remember all the Christmas dinners we shared with all our family at his home. We were blessed with plenty love, food and fun! Thank you for all the great memories! RIP!