Bobbie Shelton Stephens of Youngstown Florida passed away peacefully, Saturday December 26th after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and friends at Covenant hospice. She was born in Montgomery Alabama, on July 29, 1939, and leaves behind her devoted husband of 53 years, Harold Cecil Stephens, her son Wesley Stephens, her daughter Cecilia Sigmund, and their spouses Esther Stephens and Christopher Sigmund and her 7 grandchildren, Zack, Cassandra, Lucero, William, Riley, Gavin, and Estrella. She was predeceased by her parents Elise Farnsworth Hairston, and Robert Whaley Shelton of Birmingham Alabama.
Mrs. Stephens attended Auburn University, and began her career at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville Alabama. She took an 18 year break in service to raise her children and volunteered thousands of hours in her childrens schools. She returned to civil service at Fort Monroe, Virginia, served at the Pentagon Library in Arlington Virginia, and retired from the Naval Coastal Systems Center in Panama City. Bobbie loved her family and friends and always worked to make people feel welcome wherever she went. She was a true southern belle, filled with sass and a story that would make you laugh till your sides hurt. Bobbie was loyal, caring, creative and loved.
On Saturday January 2nd, the family will hold an open house from 12 to 6 for friends and family of Bobbie to come over and spend time celebrating her life. A graveside service Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville Florida at a date to be held in the spring. Distant relatives are encouraged to contact the family and visit as they are able. The family would like to thank Jackie and RG Ritter, Irving Boggs, LaSonia Ware and Lillian Cox, Steve and Nancy Hudson, Tim McComb, and Oscar, Linda and Tammy Alvarez for your support and dedication during this difficult time.