OBITUARY

Stephanie Rountree Farmer

August 23, 1973October 20, 2018

Sylvania - Stephanie Rountree Farmer, age 45, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, GA. She was born in Bulloch County, GA to Shirley Overstreet Rountree and the late William E. "Billy" Rountree. She was an instructor at the Office of Training with the Department of Juvenile Justice for the State of Georgia and was a member of Jackson Baptist Church. She formerly served as a deputy sheriff and resource officer with the Screven County Sheriff's Department and her interests included being with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors: Husband: Robert L. Farmer, III of Sylvania; Daughter: Ashley Mock (Brett) Lamb of Statesboro, GA; Sons: Corey (Haley) Mock and Lige Farmer, all of Sylvania; Mother and Step-Father: Shirley O. Rountree and Tommy Morgan, of Sylvania; Sisters: Jessica Rountree (Jonathan) Lamb of Statesboro, GA and Page Rountree of Sylvania; Step-Brothers: Jason (Crystal) Walker of Wrightsville, GA and Jeremy (Sabrina) Walker of Statesboro, GA; Grandchildren: River Lamb, Rayce Lamb and Browning Mock; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home.

Funeral Services: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan McCoy officiating. A private burial will follow.

Pallbearers: Jonathan Lamb, Brett Lamb, Ronnie Bazemore, Justin Wells, Chip Bazemore and Dessie Carter. Honorary Pallbearers: Seth Woodall, Jason Walker, Jeremy Walker and Bill Martin.

Remembrances: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 23, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Burial Following
REMEMBERING

Stephanie Rountree Farmer

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Sharon Strickland

October 24, 2018

I am still in shock that Stephanie has left us. I had the honor of training her to be an instructor with the agency. We spent many times laughing together and sometimes crying together. She was a great friend and I will never stop missing her. I can remember when we would both be in the same hotel for conferences and training classes sometimes and we would sit outside on the curb when everyone else was asleep and laugh and talk. It was never a dull moment. Rest in heaven my sweet friend until we meet again.

Angie Koch

October 24, 2018

Stephanie, thank you for welcoming my children and I to Sylvania way back in 1999. You were one of my first friends you loved my children like they were your own and when they were taken from the school in 2000 you were the reason my babies were returned to me so quickly. You knew they were taken by the wrong people and did everything possible to get them back home safely. Thank you for your unconditional love. You will be missed. I love you, always.

Hannah Groover

October 23, 2018

Mrs. Stephanie is what I called her. She was my favorite DJJ instructor. We always laughed And enjoyed her classes. Her spirit was just so beautiful and bright. The first time I met her I said, “You know who you remind me of?” Mrs. Stephanie said Who?? And I said Ronda rousey !! Lol She was just so strong minded, assertive, and had a mean grip when it came to ACT and using me as an example for controls lol. Her smile. Her laugh. Her sending me emails to scan things to her from my computer since she was always on the road. I will miss her so much. Love you always Mrs. Stephanie.

Ron boyd

October 23, 2018

We were Instructors of ACT at the DJJ training . I brought the program to Georgia from Ky. Stephanie was one of my favorite students . She went with me and several others to the Aquarium one time in Atlanta . I have a great pic if you would like it . Text me your number . Sorry for your loss . I will miss her smile . She called me Mr. Ron !!!

Betsy Wetzel

October 21, 2018

Steph was not only my sidekick at work, she was my friend. I’m so heartbroken and could write a novel just about the person she was. It’s not everyday that a person has the same drive and passion as you enters your life. I was fortunate to not only get to have her in my life but I got to live that passion working side by side with as we traveled across the state of Georgia teaching others how to work with passion and drive. We were a team and we were family. We shared so much more than work. We shared our families, our fears, our hurts, our shortcomings and mostly our transparent love for each other. We were so so opposite, yet we clicked in our friendship. I always told her she was a little bit country and I was a little bit rock and roll. She was OCD and I am ADHD. Which turned out to be the most beautiful friendship ever. She was strong where I was weak and I was strong where she was weak. The funny thing was, we just overlooked that part because we knew at the end of the day, that all of our goings on would naturally fall into place. Stephanie loved her family and unapologetically talked about them all of the time. I just met her sweet momma and Robert after Steph got sick but felt like I have known them for years. I know so many stories about Lige, Ashley, Corey and Robert....And let’s not forget Stephs pride and joys...River, Rayce and Brownlee. Her family became my family and mine hers. Simply through sharing our day to day lives with each other. I will miss her so much and will never forget that sweet southern Sylvania accented voice of my sweetest and dearest friend, Steph. ❤️

April DeShields

October 21, 2018

Stephanie was like a mother to me in the absence of my own. I could always count on her. She was strong, caring and the most loving person I knew. She made me feel like family. I felt like I knew everyone even though I only met her dear mother and husband only once. My life has been better since I met her and will never be the same without her. Love and prayers are with her and family during this process of healing.

Andy Wall

October 21, 2018

Stephanie was the strongest, most selfless and most stubborn person I’ve ever known. My life is richer for her having been in it. She was the only person aside from my own mom who I would listen to on the phone for literally hours. I will miss her too much for words. The best words of comfort I can offer are that she loved her family deeply, and I feel like I know you all from her talking about you endlessly. I will always feel like you are family, though I’ve only met her sweet mother and Robert in person. Please know you have my and my family’s prayers and our love.