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Theodore Roosevelt Stephenson, Sr.


Sunrise: September 2, 1937

Sunset: June 1, 2019

Theodore Roosevelt Stephenson, Sr. “Pooney”, was born September 2, 1937 in South Hampton County, Virginia. He was the beloved son of the late Roger Lee Stephenson and Annie Virginia (Porter) Deering. Our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather was called to his final resting place on Saturday, June 1, 2019. He received his education in the South Hampton County Public School System. He was employed at Furniture World in Norfolk and retired from Norfolk Ship Building and Dry Dock (BAE Systems) as a pipe fitter.

He was a member of Oakwood Chapel Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ. He was pre-deceased but now reunited in glory with his parents, daughter, Paula Michelle Hill and son, Deshawn Stephenson, brothers, Charles Stephenson, William  Stephenson, George Stephenson, Morris Stephenson, and Floyd Deering; sisters, Elnora Davis and Wanda Deering. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Ruby Smith Stephenson; his first wife, Beulah Mae Stephenson; son Theodore R. Stephenson, Jr. (Pam); his daughters Jo Ann Watson (Randy), Dorothea law, Joseph Hill, Sr.; his sisters, Virginia Haywood, Ernestine James, Mary Mclean Doman (Don), and Barbara Richardson; his brothers, Richard Deering and Lloyd Deering; aunts, Ella Mae Joyner, Doris Fleetwood, and Jeanette Bell; one uncle, William Porter (Josie); and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; special cousin Mark Ely and other relatives and friends. Roosevelt will surely be missed as he was always willing to help family and friends with any home improvement and automotive repairs. He also enjoyed taking care of the neighborhood cats. His sense of humor is unforgettable, he always had a great joke to share. He loved to walk around and sing, and make everyone laugh. His smile will be missed dearly. Our family will keep him in our hearts

Viewing Thursday, June 6, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Friday, June 7, 2019 11:00am Oakwood Chapel Church of Christ Disciples 982 Avenue E, Norfolk, VA 23513 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Sarina Johnson (Lloyd's daughter) says

    Rest in peace Uncle Roosevelt. You are loved and will be greatly missed, but you will forever live on in our hearts. #1Love

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    Joseph & Lezeria Marsh says

    Keeping family and friends in our prayers during this difficult time. Praying with you and for you, David and I are here if you need us in any way. He has earned his wings and now among the stars with Our God. God will take care of you

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