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Shirley Ann Stephens

July 19, 1943 — June 1, 2023

Arlington

 

Shirley Ann Stephens, 79, passed away on June 1st, 2023, at Medical City Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Texas. She was born on July 19th, 1943, in San Antonio, TX to Samuel McDonald and Clovis Freeman McDonald.

Shirley grew up in San Antonio, TX. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio in 1961. After high school, she attended San Antonio College. Shirley worked at Montgomery Ward and then became a full-time wife and mother of three boys, at home. From 1993 to 2008, Shirley worked as a preschool Teacher at South Oaks Baptist Church, in Arlington, Texas, and was recognized for 15 years of service there. Shirley was always heavily involved at church. She loved her Howard Schutt Sunday School class at South Oaks Baptist. She served many times as a Sunday School Teacher, in prayer groups and numerous volunteer efforts.

Shirley married Harry Lee Stephens in 1963 in San Antonio, TX. They were happily married for 59 years. Shirley was a member of South Oaks Baptist Church and enjoyed music, playing cards, baking and mostly, hosting family birthday and holiday parties.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel McDonald and Clovis Freeman McDonald and sister, Elaine McDonald Shipman.

Shirley is survived by her spouse, Harry Stephens, of Arlington, TX; her sons, Robert, Richard and Gary; her sister Cyndi McDonald Pierce; her 6 grandchildren Kayla, Christopher, Dylan, Macy, Reese and Megan; her great-grandson Liam; along with 5 nieces and 2 nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Emerald Hills Funeral Home, 500 Kennedale Sublett Road, Kennedale, TX 76060 at 11am, June 12th, 2023. A visitation will be held that day, at 10am at Emerald Hills Funeral Home, prior to the service.  
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Visitation

Monday, June 12, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 12, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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