OBITUARY

Richard L. Stephens Sr.

August 6, 1937June 12, 2018

Richard L. Stephens, Sr. age 80, went to be with the Lord on June 12th, 2018. Richard was born in Atlanta Ga., to Thomas W. Stephens Sr. and Frances Gilmer Cobb. Richard was a loving and caring Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather who always placed the needs of others above his needs.

Survivors include wife, Frances P. (Ivey) Stephens; son, Richard L. Stephens, Jr. & wife, Elaine of Canon Ga.; daughter, Elaine Jones & husband, Bobby of Loganville, Ga.; son, Alan Stephens & wife, Sharon of Carnesville, Ga.; daughter, Trish Martinez & husband, Jeff of Monroe, Ga.; niece, Lisa Demott & husband, Scott; brother, Thomas W.Stephens Jr. & wife Clara, of Hampton Ga.; sister, Joyce Miller and late husband, Sonny of Loganville Ga.; and sister, Gail Spruell and husband, Phillip of Monroe. Also left to cherish Richard's memory are 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grand children.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Friday, June 15 at Eternal Hills Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 11AM on Saturday, June 16 in the Eternal Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Creason officiating. Burial will follow in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Richard L. Stephens Sr.

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Carole Dyer

June 20, 2018

Dick you have been the best brother in law. I have lots of memories with you and Frances. I can still see your contagious smile and friedlyness. I loved you like a brother. Anyone that was around you could tell you never met a stranger and loved your family Always there for them God is lucky to have you up there with him. He has plans for you I love you now and have always loved you.

Elaine Jones

June 15, 2018

Daddy

You know that I am so tender hearted and this is hard to do. I love you more than you will ever know., I all ready miss you. I enjoyed the time we spent together on the Bus and taking you to dialysis. Even when you hated to go and it took so much out of you. I will never forget you saying, all they want is your money.
I love you always and forever.

Trish Martinez

June 14, 2018

Daddy,

I’m not the one to write down my feelings, I express them better in person and that’s why I am so thankful to have had time alone with you. We laughed, and we cried together and I will forever cherish that memory. I told you from the beginning that I would not leave you , I will always be holding your hand.

I love you and I will miss you.

Trish

Sharon Lee Stephens

June 14, 2018

Dick I could not have asked for a better father-I -law, , your generosity and care and love for your family has always been at the forefront of our lives. You have taught me so much! I know your in a better place now and pain free. And I thank God for that. You will always remain a part of our heart and will always be loved! ❤️

Alan Stephens

June 14, 2018

Love you Dad

Elaine Stephens

June 14, 2018

Dick,
You will always hold a special place in my heart. You and Frances started this family that I became a part of almost 44 years ago. With out you, I would not have the love of my life and my 3 wonderful children. From those 3 children my family grew into 5 and with the addition of their children grew into 11 children and grand children. A family 13 of thirteen was made. You were the back bone, the beginning of of what became my life as it is today. For that I am forever grateful for. I have always told every one that I was so lucky to have in laws like you and Frances. Y’all have always made me feel like I belonged. You have always been there for us.I will always love you and you will always be in my thoughts and mind. You were a great man! I will see you again someday.
Love always!
Elaine

Richard Stephens jr

June 14, 2018

Dad you were always there to help when I had question or problems sometimes the answer was not what I wanted to here but what I needed to here.You were always honest with this. I always new I could count on you and you would find a way to help if needed.I will love you forever.

FROM THE FAMILY