March 29, 1942 - July 29, 2021
Rev. Vernon Stephens, Jr., age 79 of Skyline, Alabama passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Skyline Free Holiness Church with Bro. Ray Davis, Bro. Edwin Spurgeon, and Bro. Shirley Byrum officiating. A eulogy will be delivered by Bro. Lowell Guffey. A graveside service will follow at Morris Cemetery with Bro. Chip Powers and Bro. Rich Fleming officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-8 p.m. Saturday and from 11-1 p.m. Sunday at Skyline Free Holiness Church. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Margie Stephens; two sons, Daryl (Tammie) Stephens and Rodney (Denita) Stephens; two daughters, Patty (Scott) Howell and Tamara (Darrell) Gray; nine grandchildren, Hayley, Lacey, Cedric, Corey, Jesse, Jordan, Jacob, Juliah, and Jarred; 26 great grandchildren; two stepsons, Brian (Kim) Fortner and Shannon (LeAnne) Fortner; four step grandchildren, Carleigh, Cera, Eli, and Harley; two brothers, Mitchell (Charlotte) Stephens and Randall (Angie) Stephens; two sisters, Glenda (Bobby) Carden and Wanda (Ray) Thomas; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Stephens. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Lillian Stephens; parents, Vernon & Sibyl Stephens; and brother, Eugene Stephens. Bro. Junior was a hardworking businessman. He was the pastor of Skyline Free Holiness Church for 41 years. He started out serving the Lord on July 20, 1960. He has been a husband of honor, a father of guidance, and a granddad/papaw of fun and laughter. As a pastor, he has worked for peace with truth and humbleness, but most of all a pattern that has left an impression on many near and far. He never said you had to do what he taught, but his humble and meek spirit made you want to do it. As he would always say, “I’ve had a good journey.” Arrangements Entrusted to Scottsboro Funeral Home.
Rev. Vernon Stephens, Jr., age 79 of Skyline, Alabama passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Skyline Free Holiness Church with Bro. Ray Davis,... View Obituary & Service Information
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