Funeral services for Bessie Stephens, 77, of Roby, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church Roby. Kerry Peacock will officiate and interment will follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Stephens died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at her residence.
She was born July 24, 1936 in Sylvester, Texas.
Survivors include her sons, David Stephens and wife Judy of Roby and Donnie Stephens and wife Elaine of Montz, Louisiana; daughter, Tammy Powell and husband Jimmy Don of Roby; brothers, Lee Thompson and wife Veda of Hill Top Lakes, Texas and Bobby Thompson and wife Mary of Roby; sisters, Barbara Mardis of Sweetwater and Sue Turpin and husband Steve of Sweetwater; mother-in-law, Inez Stephens of Roby; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob Taylor and Stella Mae (Henson) Thompson; husband, Ardis Stephens; and brother, Charles Thompson.
Pallbearers will be Sam Mardis, Shelby Thompson, Terry Scherwitz, Micah Evans, Travis Clark and Brandon Sherwitz.