Rev Lester Stephens
Age 93, of Canton passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 in New Dawn Retirement Community, Dover following an extended illness. Born March 9, 1926 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky to the late Isaac and Cynthia (Hamilton) Stephens. Lester retired from LTV Steel in 1992 with 40 years of service and was a retired pastor having served the Crossview Worship Center (formerly IPCC) on Mill Rd SW, Canton and the New Cumberland IPCC Church for 22 years. He was currently a member of Grace Fellowship Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (Weddington) Stephens in 2008; two sisters, Delane King and Bertha Gibson; three brothers, Emory, Bunk and Chester Stephens. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Keith Dickey; a son and daughter-in-law, Rev Keith and Debby Stephens; a foster son and spouse, Edward and Jennifer Myer; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a special niece that he raised as his own, Trina (Bill) Sartaine; a special daughter, Ali Helm; a special granddaughter, Staci (Ed) Becker; three sisters, a very special sister: Enone Mays, Alpha Clevenger, Christine Bays; three brothers, Addy Earl Stephens, Herbert (Margaret) Stephens, Junie (Rita) Stephens. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to New Dawn Retirement Community, Dover and Aultman Hospice especially nurse, Heidi and aide, Beata for their special care given to Lester. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 am in Grace Fellowship Church, 6282 Nave St SW, Canton, OH 44706, with Lester’s son, Rev Keith Stephens officiating. Interment in Melscheimer Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 6 – 8 pm in Grace Fellowship Church and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday from 10 – 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to Aultman Hospice or Grace Fellowship Church.
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Aultman Hospice Program
2821 Woodlawn Ave NW, Canton OH 44708
Grace Fellowship Church
6282 Nave St SW, Canton OH 44706