OBITUARY

James Melvin Stevens

August 3, 1927November 7, 2018

James Melvin Stevens, age 91, of Roseville, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Ascension Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born August 3, 1927 in Detroit to the late Joseph & Gertrude (Shepard) Stevens. He married Paula Virginia Herremans on June 7, 1947, she died in April of 2007. James will be sadly missed by his children; Karen Wyatt, Daniel (Linda) Stevens, David (Kelley) Stevens, grandchildren; Darren, Jennifer, Lori, Danny, Alyssa, Kelsey, Hailey, great-grandchildren; Darren Jr., Alexander, Benny, Bella, Vinnie and his brother Robert Stevens. He was pre deceased by his parents, wife and daughter Susan McCleary. Visitation will be held 2-8PM Sunday at Kaul Funeral Home of Clinton Twp, 35201 Garfield Rd, N of 15 Mile Rd. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • The late Paula Virginia Herremans Stevens, Wife
  • Karen Wyatt, Daughter
  • Daniel (Linda) Stevens, Son
  • David (Kelley) Stevens, Son
  • Also survived by his grandchildren; Darren, Jennifer, Lori, Danny, Alyssa, Kelsey, Hailey, great-grandchildren; Darren Jr., Alexander, Benny, Bella, Vinnie and his brother Robert Stevens.

    He was pre deceased by his parents, wife and daughter Susan McCleary.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

James Melvin Stevens

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José Viramontez

November 10, 2018

I remember taking a car ride with Beanie (Karen) Susan and James to the Turkey House for dinner. That day we laughed and were at peace with life and with each other. At one point, I said to everyone at the table, 'Hey look out the window;' Though we'd had difficulty finding the place, my name was on the Street Sign: JOSE. JUST ONE OF THOSE NECESSARY MOMENTS IN LIFE. SUSAN and JAMES were still here with us. And although they have a new life now; I am sure they're still with us now too, when we speak to them, they can hear us, and we can hear them, if we listen just a little closer. Thanks for being one of the good men James and for giving us your loving family. -José Viramontez

Raymond Leveque

November 10, 2018

Jim would called me on occasion and tell me he was coming down to Florida for a visit. it would take him almost a month to get to Florida. I asked him why it took so long , Ray I had to stop off and see the biggest ball of twine and the worlds largest frying pan you know! Jim had the best jokes and story’s

He will be greatly missed
Ray leveque

Jennifer Wyatt

November 9, 2018

My favorite memories of my GPA were on his houseboat fishing with him and grandma and grandpa letting me drive when I was just a child. I was on top of the world on that lake. I am sooo glad I was able to move back from Chicago and spend valuable time with my smart, silly and funny GPA. I will love you forever grandpa.

Beverly Patterson

November 9, 2018

I’ve known Jim my whole life. He was my neighbor and the dad of one of my best friends on Delaware Street in Roseville.
I will always remember him as the nicest dad on the street. Very often I was at their house when Jim came home from work. I remember that he was always happy and so friendly. I’m sure he was very tired. I thought it was so funny that he had nicknames for all his kids.
I was able to sit with him a few months ago for a long talk and he was just as I always remembered him. He was so funny and we laughed talking about so many memories.
He will be missed by all and I am glad I knew him.

Robert Stevens

November 8, 2018

I will miss "Big J". We had fun growing up, had a good Mom and Dad, graduated from Eastland High School. I moved to Colorado on 1 January 1954 and still live there. I admired him in his later years when he was pretty much house bound but when we talked on the phone, he was always in good spirits and made me laugh. Sometimes we would talk and laugh for 45 minutes. I don't recall him every calling me Bob in later years. It was always "Speed" or "Lewis" and that's another story. The last time I visited him he told me he would give me the family discount for parking my car in his drive way. I told him I couldn't afford it and parked on the street. He gave me other "family discounts" that I still laugh about.

Big J, you are a good brother and I will miss you.

Speed, Lewis, Bob

Nancee Meng

November 8, 2018

I met james when he came to Colorado 10 years ago to celebrate his brother Bob’s 80th birthday. He played the harmonica for us. We had a lot of laughs and I’m so glad I had the chance to meet james. RIP
Nancee Meng

Kelley Stevens

November 8, 2018

Dad, I’ve known you for 41 years! I’ve been through my whole life with you! You were always so funny! I have so many memories! I’ll think of you every year when we have “Day light savings time”! You’ll be missed!

FROM THE FAMILY