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Rosie Stephens

January 19, 1961December 10, 2016
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Rosie Wilder Stephens, age 55, passed away at her residence on Saturday, December 10, 2016. She was born January 19, 1961 to Everett and Dorothy Wilder. She was a 1979 graduate of Pontotoc High School and a beautician for many years. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church. Rosie enjoyed flowers, taking care of her animals, painting and collecting antiques.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at West Heights Baptist Church with Dr. David Hamilton officiating, burial will follow in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Stephens of Pontotoc, MS; two sons: John Richard Stephens and Collin Stephens; her mother: Dorothy Wilder of Pontotoc; one sister, Dixie Tutor and husband Mark of Pontotoc, MS; two brothers, Johnny Wilder and wife Janet and Jimmy Wilder, both of Pontotoc, MS; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Everett Wilder, and her grandparents, Penn and Clara McCarver and Leory and Mary Wilder. Pallbearers will be Jon Michael Hannon, Rodney Moody, Shane Turk, Stephen Tutor, Philip Cox, Eli Hatcher and Lawrence Rakestraw . Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 PM at Browning Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 12 to 2 PM at West Heights Baptist Church.

Memorials may be sent to, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or www.cancer.org/donate or to the American Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 or at www.alz.org.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com

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Rayburn Mapp

December 13, 2016

Richard, Julie and I are very sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers have been and continue to be with you and yours.

Kelli Atkins

December 13, 2016

So very sorry for your loss.

Deborah Wilder Bunnell

December 13, 2016

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. We were so sorry to hear about Rosie, just know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie Tubbs Putman

December 13, 2016

So very sorry to hear about Rosie. She was a sweet friend from back in Cosmetology School days, and her wacky sense of humor and her fun, free spirit left a lasting impression on all of us who knew her. Deepest sympathies to the entire family.

Greg & Teresia Clark

December 12, 2016

Richard,
We were sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that we can do for you please let us know.
Greg & Teresia Clark

December 12, 2016

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Nickey, Brenda and Brea Klair Browning

Danny & Rebecca Nicholson

December 12, 2016

Danny and Rebecca Nicholson express their deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May God give you the strength and comfort during this time.

December 12, 2016

Rosie was a special person. Always fun to be around. Your family will continue to be in my prayers and thoughts. Sincerely, Karen Bigham Randle

Jeffery Ballard

December 12, 2016

Jeff Ballard and Sharon Brooks Deepest Sympathy.

Eric Anderson

December 12, 2016

You and your family are in our prayers. I grew up across the street from the Wilder home and Rosie was always very nice to all of us. Sincerely Eric and Markita Anderson.

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