Billy Stephens, 83, was called home from this life on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his residence in Monticello, MS. Billy was born December 12, 1932 at Silver Creek, MS, to Daniel E. and Missie Herrington Stephens.
Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Wilson Funeral Home and continued on Friday, July 22, 2016, from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11 am at Wilson Funeral Home.
Graveside service followed at Stephens Cemetery. Rev. Robert “Robby” Hathorn, Rev. Robert Dunn and Rev. “Buck” Rester officiated the services. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Stephens was a retired assistant field foreman from Chevron. After retirement, he was a security guard at Georgia Pacific in Monticello, MS. He was a co-founder of Seed Sowers Church in Monticello, MS. He enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
Surviving Billy is his wife of 60 years, Bobbie Steen Stephens of Monticello, MS; sons, Louis Stephens and wife Carol of Baton Rouge, LA, and Dr. William D. Stephens and wife Melissa of Brandon, MS; sisters, Bertile Stephens Polk and Ellisine Stephens Saulters of Prentiss; brother, Roy B. Stephens of New Hebron; grandchildren, Gracie Henry and husband Andrew and Will Stephens and wife Taylor; step grandchild, Robert Biggers and wife Jessica; great grandchild, Ruthie Henry; step great grandchild, Jake Biggers; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Proceeding him in death is parents, Daniel E. and Missie Herrington Stephens; daughter, Judy Annette Stephens; brothers, Ernest Stephens, Claudell Stephens, Thomas V. “Pete” Stephens, B H Stephens and Kernis Stephens; and sisters, Ora Lee Stephens, Alpha Mae Stephens Reynolds and Ruth Stephens Polk.
Pallbearers are Tom Stephens, Stanley Stephens, Kelly Rester, Randy Stephens, Danny Russell and Greg Stephens.
A special thank you to the staff of the Sheriff Office, Fire Departments and the First Responders.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Mr. Billy to Seed Sowers Ministries P.O. Box 913 Monticello, MS 39654, or a charity of your choice. To share condolences please visit www.wilsonfuneralhomemonticello.com