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

Mrs. Stephenson was born Dec. 17, 1928 in Harnett County to the late Howard Lentis and Maude Opal Penny Sorrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Earl Stephenson; daughter, Rose Jackson; 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; son-in-law, Tom Jackson of Dunn; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Sorrell of Angier, and Opal Coats and husband James of Benson; brothers, H.L. Sorrell and wife Gayle of Coats, and Keith Sorrell and wife Linda of Angier; sisters-in-law, Genevieve Sorrell of Benson, Joyce Sorrell of Benson and Callie Sorrell of Apex; sisters-in-law of Chester E. Stephenson, Dalene Johnson of Dunn, Margie Barefoot and husband Keith of Dunn, and Rose Creech and husband Donald of Angier; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Stephenson will be available for viewing and you may sign the register book on Friday, Jan. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson and the family will not be present during this time.

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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