Helen S. Stephenson, 92


ANGIER — Mrs. Helen Sorrell Stephenson, age 92, of Zack’s Mill Road, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in Roselawn Cemetery, Benson. Officiating will be the Rev. Adam Jones, Mr. Ashley Jones and Mr. Michael Jones.

​Mrs. Stephenson was born Dec. 17, 1928 in Harnett County to the late Howard Lentis and Maude Opal Penny Stephenson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Earl Stephenson; daughter, Rose Jackson; and brothers, Billy Sorrell, Willie Joe Sorrell and Don Sorrell. She was a homemaker and loved her entire family, including her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Stephenson always welcomed family and friends into her home with a smile and a hug.

Survivors include her children, Chester Earl Stephenson Jr. and wife, Sandra of Benson, Danny Ray Stephenson and wife, Diane of Melbourne, Florida, and Barbara Jones and husband, Donald of Dunn; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Sorrell of Angier, Opal Coats and husband, James of Benson; brothers, H.L. Sorrell and wife, Gayle of Coats, and Keith Sorrell and wife, Linda of Angier; son-in-law, Tom Jackson of Dunn; sisters-in-law, Genevieve Sorrell of Benson, Joyce Sorrell of Benson, and Callie Sorrell of Apex; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Stephenson’s family will receive friends following the graveside service.

​In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W’s: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required for all services. 

​Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Church of God of Prophecy, 103 2nd St., Erwin, NC 28339.

Condolences my be sent to the family at www.roseandgraham.com

​Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson.


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