Lessie Mae Stevens

Sunrise: September 13, 1935

Sunset: April 6, 2024

Lessie M. Stevens, 88, of Portsmouth, Virginia quietly departed this life on April 06, 2024 surrounded by family.

Lessie was born to Walter and Ellen Parker on September 13, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the youngest of four. She was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and Chesapeake, Virginia. She received her education from Norfolk County School System. She later married William H. Stevens Sr., and had ten children (one preceding her in death). She later moved to Portsmouth, Virginia. She worked in Portsmouth Public School System where she retired.

At an early age, Lessie accepted Christ in her life. She was a member of Divine Baptist Church where she attended Sunday school she served on the Usher Board, Senior Choir, Senior Ministry, Senior Missionary, and work in the church kitchen. She served in whatever capacity until her health began to decline.

Lessie was absolutely a Loving, Enthusiastic, Sassy, Supportive, Intelligent, Elegant individual. Most of all she was a no nonsense person. She loved her family and loved to cook. She would prepare all types of foods, and enjoy seeing people eating and enjoying themselves. She always had family and friends over, she made everyone feel welcome, everyone was family to her. Her family is tight because of the way she raised them to always be there for one another, never to turn their backs on each other. She would do anything that she could to help anyone, she would never see anyone outside or hungry. Lessie, the true definition of STRENGTH.

Lessie was predeceased by her father, Walter Parker; mother, Ellen Parker; husband, William H. Stevens, Jr.; sons: William H. Stevens, Jr., Larry Stevens, Oscar Stevens, and Curtis Stevens; brothers: Walter R. Parker, Jr., George Parker, and Eddie Parker; brothers-in-law, Malachi Stevens and Raleigh Stevens; sisters-in-law, Polly Parker, Alma Parker, Coralee Parker, Ossie Mae Miller, Naomi Stevens, and Elsie Gallop; nieces: Gladys Stevens, Ruth Willliams, Karen “Sue” Parker, Linda Parker-Williams, and Sandra Flagg; nephew, Kenny Parker; grandson, Eddie Joe Stevens.

She leaves to cherish her memories to her two daughters: Maggie “Belinda” Stevens of Portsmouth, Virginia and Denise Stevens of Suffolk, Virginia; three sons: Rickie Stevens (Blondelia) of Chesapeake, Virginia, Lloyd Stevens of Portsmouth, Virginia, and Dennis Stevens of Portsmouth, Virginia; extended son, Earl; extended daughters: Raye, Faye, Marion; adopted sisters: Barbara Stevens and Hortense Garland; special cousins, Elizabeth Smith and Reverend Cynthia Wright; Caretaker, Dorsey Tabron; six grandchildren: Pamela Barnes (Edward), Marcus “Tyrone” Stevens, Shelly Drayton (Robert), Taneisha Stevens, Natalie Lawrence (George), and Monica Stevens; 13 great grandchildren: Bryandy Walker, Bryan Betrand, Jasmine Stevens, Twionette Nickelson, Arika Stevens, Sierra Parker, Ayanna Bazemore, Markira Stevens, Alicia Bazemore, Gabriell “Gabby” Lawrence, Anthony “Jay” Stevens, Aaliyah Lawrence, and Aiden Stevens; six great-great grandchildren , Ziont’e Clark, Kalani Walker, Caron Nickelson, Jaylen Bazemore, Nakhi Carter, and D’hari Brown; two nieces: Alma “Gloria” Quash and Deborah Parker; three nephews: George “Mike” Parker, Wayne Parker, and Eddie “Skip” Parker.

Viewing Tuesday, April 16, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:00am Divine Baptist Church 2917 Old Galberry Road Chesapeake, VA 23323 Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23321

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    Doreen H Davis says

    To Belinda, Taniesha, Arika, and the entire Stevens family. I send my deepest condolences. I pray that God will grant each of you his promised peace.

    Love, Doreen ♥️

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    Monalisa Dillard says

    To My family , We mourn the passing of your beloved mother with you Rest easy cousin Lessie Mae.

    Love Monalisa

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    Valorie Brown says

    My condolences to the family of Lessie Mae Stevens my prayers are with you all may God comfort you all .Rest in Heaven Ms.Lessie Mae
    Sorrowful submitted
    The family of Valorie Brown and Vivian Tolliver

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    Shelley says

    Cousin Lessie Mae, thank you for the talks we had over the years. Thank you for sitting with my mom during her illness. She always said she enjoyed your company, You have been an aide to may people. Thank you for being the listening ear i needed. I know you are walking around heaven right about now.

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    To the Stevens family, please accept my condolences for your loss of such a wonderful person. Ms. Stevens was my neighbor for over 30 years. I can truly say for the 30 years I lived beside her, she always had a kind word and a smile. I appreciate the talks we use to have and will always remember her has a person who loved God’s people and didn’t have a problem spreading the love.

    Take your rest Ms., Stevens, you lived well, and I thank you for all the years you poured into me.

    Your neighbor
    Carolyn Burns

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