Lenora Stevenson Obituary
Bartow, Florida, United States
December 06, 1941 - September 13, 2022
Lenora Stevenson Obituary
Dec 06, 1941 - Sep 13, 2022
Life well Lived
Lenora Stevenson affectionately known as Lop
Was born on December 6, 1941 to the union of John Henry and Elnora McClendon in Glendora, Mississippi who proceeded her in death.
Lenora later moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1966 where she lived until she relocated to Nicholls, Florida in 1986.
Lenora accepted Christ at an early age at Jerusalem baptist church in Glendora, Mississippi.
Lenora had ten siblings who all proceeded her in death, six sisters : AnnieBelle Austin, Mamie McClendon, Ida Lee Wallace, Viola Haynes, Louise Dunbar, Bessie Mae McCray, and Rosie McClendon, five brothers: Henry, Eddie Lee, Roosevelt, Philip and Bill McClendon.
Lenora leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband Clarence Stevenson of Mulberry, Florida, seven children: Willie McClendon (Marlene), New Jersey, Eddie McClendon (Tiffany), Las Vegas, Nevada, Helen Sanders (Rickey) Chicago, Illinois, Harvey McClendon (Angela), Newpp Jersey, Priscilla Deyoung (John), Chicago, Illinois, Dorothy McClendon, Mulberry, Florida, Wilhelmenia McClendon, Bloomington, Indiana. Seventeen grandchildren: Broderick, Jennifer, Dominique, Jazmine, Eddie JR., Teddy, Shayla, Imani, Nia, Khaniyah, Devoe, Kenrick, Jazmine, Fantasia, India, Oceana, Malik, Shawn aka Duke (who proceeded her in death), Quincy aka Coon, and Jharvae. Three stepdaughters: Sandra Stevenson, Detroit, Michigan, Mary Stevenson and Dearite Brown(David)Lakeland, Florida, one brother in law, William, Lakeland, Florida, a special cousin, Sugar, a special niece, Pat aka Pissy, and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
ORDER OF SERVICE
Officiating…. Pastor Nathaniel Hill, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
Solo…. Shayla Tracey
Remarks…… 2 minutes please
Selection……. Jerusalem Choir
Obituary Reading………Nia Sanders
Eulogy……Pastor Rickey Sanders, Son in Love, Living Faith Outreach Worship Center, Chicago, IL
985 Square Lake Dr.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the close of day
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times, my loved one’s touch
If my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart, rejoice with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
“If Flowers Grow in
If flowers grow in heaven, Lord, then pick a bunch for me.
Then place them in my grandmother's
and tell her they're from me.
Tell her that I love and miss her and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.
Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day,
but there's an ache within my heart that will never go away. -Your Grandchildren
JOHN 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The family of Lenora Stevenson graciously acknowledge all of your calls, comforting words of sympathy, cards, flowers and expressions of love during our time of bereavement.
Gause Funeral Home:
625 S Holland Pkwy, Bartow, FL 33830