Shirley Stephens

Obituary of Shirley Knight Stephens

Shirley Knight Stephens, 84 of Huddleston, was born on Saturday, September 28, 1935 in Gambrills, MD. On Monday, August 31, 2020 surrounded by her family, Shirley left us to go be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She accepted Christ as her savior many years ago and along with her husband, they raiser their seven children to be believers in Christ. She was a daughter of the late Charles Hammond Knight and Grace Elizabeth Phelps Knight. She was also preceded in death by a son, Terry Stephens. Shirley lived in Glen Burnie, MD until 1978 when she and her husband and best friend of 64 3/4 years, James relocated their family to Huddleston, VA. She was a former employee of James T. Davis in Lynchburg and retired from Bedford County as a bus driver for Huddleston Elementary School. She was a member of Mentow Baptist Church and attended East Lake Community Church in Moneta. She was also a lifetime member of Odenton Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary in Odenton, MD. She was a lifelong sports fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Colts and UK basketball. She had many friends and family that loved her. She is survived by her husband, James Mitchell Stephens; her six children, Vickie (Jack) Burr, Wendy (Gary) Gallant, Donna (Art) Crary, Jackie (Gary) Tucker, Lu Ann Stephens, Mike (Jo Anne) Stephens, seventeen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, ten nieces and nephews & eighteen great nieces and nephews as well as a brother, Ernest Knight and sisters-in-law, Sue (Dan) Heiny, Shirley Stephens. The family is so grateful to Seven Hills Home Health for the love and care offered to our wife and family. The family will receive friends Friday evening, September 4, 2020 from 5 until 7 PM at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston and a funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Updike Funeral Chapel, Huddleston with Rev. Troy Keaton officiating. Interment will follow in Mentow Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will also receive friends following the interment at the Huddleston Community Center. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston
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Friday
4
September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 4, 2020
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston
11351 Leesville Road
Huddleston, Virginia, United States
Saturday
5
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Updike Funeral Chapel, Huddleston
11351 Leesville Road
Huddlston, Virginia, United States
Saturday
5
September

Interment

12:00 pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Mentow Baptist Church Cemetery
3282 Mentow Drive
Huddleston, Virginia, United States
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