Funeral for Gwendolyn “Billie” Porter Stephenson, 90, of Decatur was Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Ridout’s Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Stark officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Stephenson was born on January 4, 1929, in Mt. Hope to John and Lydia Porter. She passed away on July 5, 2019, at Decatur Morgan Parkway campus. She is preceded in death by her sister, Elsie Mae Tollison; and her husband, Henry Stephenson.
She is survived by son, Roger Stephenson (Vicki); daughter, Freda Thompson (Myron); son, Ken Stephenson (Gina); son, Paul Stephenson (Michele); brother, Danny Porter; grandchildren, Jud Stephenson (Emily), Dan Stephenson (Lauren), Nichole Poole (Michael), Russell Stephenson; great grandchildren, Mack, Noah, Lou Ella, Hadley, Ainsley.
Pallbearers were Johnny Porter, Tony Stephenson, Robbie Stephenson, Michael Poole, Freddie Stephenson, Gerald Payne. Honorary pallbear was Johnny Stephenson.
The family would like to thank the Westminster Assisted Living staff and Parkway Nursing staff for the wonderful care given to there mother.
The family requested memorials be made to local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).