Steben Shayne Campbell

July 26, 1971October 3, 2021
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We mourn the loss of our beloved Steben Shayne Campbell, who died early Sunday morning, October 3, in a fatal car accident in New Orleans. Steben was born on July 26, 1971, in New Orleans, to Stephen Campbell and Cynthia Miller, and raised by his father and step-mother Kathleen Taylor Campbell. Their blended family included his sister/fiercest advocate Eliece Campbell Roig; step-brother/childhood roommate/best friend Kevin Williamson; and step-sister/occasional co-conspirator Kasey Williamson Stella. Steben attended St. Pius X elementary school, graduated from Jesuit High School, and attended Louisiana State University and Southeastern Louisiana University. He married Valerie Pescay in November 2003, who gave birth to their daughter, Dakota Claire Campbell, in 2005. With his perpetual smile and enormous heart, Steben was always the life of the party. From a young age, his magnetic personality, infectious laughter, and up-for-anything attitude garnered him an endless slew of friends. A jack-of-all trades, Steben had a contracting business building new homes and renovating older homes. He also had a custom furniture business. He loved the feeling of accomplishment of creating something from beginning to end. Although he was a life-long Saints fan, when he was 8 or 9 years old, his parents tried to convince him to root for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because they couldn’t find a Saints starter jacket in his size for Christmas. He loved watching Saints and LSU games, playing intramural softball, traveling, vacations at the beach, ski trips, family barbecues, and spending time with his daughter. He is survived by his daughter, Dakota; his ex-wife Valerie; his parents; his siblings and their spouses Don Roig, Laurie Thibodeaux Williamson, and Jason Stella; his nieces Isabella Roig and Mary Camille Williamson; his nephews Campbell Roig and Colin Williamson; his grandmothers Agnes Campbell and Mary Taylor; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and lifelong friends. Services will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans, LA, on Wednesday, October 13. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. with Mass at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the Mass there will be an inurnment in Metairie Cemetery. All guests are invited to attend the reception at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home's Event Center after the inurnment. If you wish, rather than flowers, please give a donation to a charity of your choice in Steben’s name.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Catholic Memorial Mass

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021


  • Inurnment

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Reception

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021


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Angela Breeden-Truxillo

October 13, 2021

Steben was one of the kindest people I I knew in our time as friends together. I feel so fortunate that we were able to speak several months ago and share each other‘s victories and how we are doing these days. He was always a friend he was always ready to help and he would always make you laugh
Rest well my friend

Walter Mathews

October 12, 2021

Dear Kathy,

I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your son, Steben…a parent’s greatest loss.

Please know that your friends and colleagues at MSERA are thinking of you in this time of grief and challenge.

Stay safe and take care of yourself…

Love, Walter

Nancy C Smith

October 12, 2021

There are no words to truly express my sorrow for your loss of Steben so early in his life. He accomplished much in the time he was here on earth. He was a valued and loved member of his family and community, serving in numerous ways to bring joy and love to all whose life he touched. Prayers for you and your family as you grieve this tremendous loss.

Jeb Rault

October 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear that Steben left us way too soon. He was a great friend to me at Jesuit, and we had just re-connected after all of these years. My sincere condolences to family and friends.

Michele Jackson

October 9, 2021

RIP my sweet angel. I pray that your resting in comfort and pure peace. I love and miss you!

Tiffany Heirtzler

October 8, 2021

On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for your loss.

Danny Centanni

October 7, 2021

Steve was my best friend he was always so funny we used to almost die laughing on?all kinds of occasions thats why its hard to be sad because there was so many fun times he truly loved me i he will always hold a spot in my heart.