Debbie Stephenson

Published 1:59 pm Monday, June 1, 2020

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July 28, 1956 – May 31, 2020

Debbie Laverne Stephenson, 63, Vidor, died Sunday, May 31, 2020. She was born on July 28, 1956, in Silsbee, to Merlene McClelland and Robert Gillespie. Debbie retired from Vidor Independent School District as the school nurse after many years of employment.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Stephenson, of Vidor; daughter, Teresa Rivera and her partner, George Tinsley, of Sulphur, Louisiana; son, Wayne Stephenson and his wife, Lisa, of Orange; sisters, Jeannie Gillespie of Kingwood and Deena Morris and her husband, Jack, of Warren; and grandchildren, Kori Rivera-Floyd and her husband, Blaine, of Beaumont; Cuatro Rivera of Vidor; Madeline Stephenson and Ella Stephenson, both of Orange.

A gathering of Mrs. Stephenson’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Fellowship Cemetery, Warren. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rose City Baptist Church, P.O. Box 489, Vidor, Texas 77662.

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