Suezette Garner Stephens

Suezette Garner Stephens, 63, of Perry, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at home.

She was born July 13, 1950, in Lexington, Tenn., to Merle and Genevieve “Pete” Garner.

A Christian and member of the First United Methodist Church of Perry, she was a nursery volunteer and was very involved with her church, especially as a fund raiser for the Methodist Children’s Youth Ranch.

Mrs. Stephens was a teacher’s aide and librarian at Steinhatchee School.

She is survived by: her husband of 15 years, Don Stephens of Perry; daughter, Joy Peace of Atlanta, Ga., and her son Noah; three brothers, Pete Garner and his wife Brenda of Tallahassee, Mike Garner of Perry, Jeff Garner and his wife Stacey of Tampa; a sister, Vicki; and extended family including eight nieces and nephews, and two great nieces.

A brief service will be held at First United Methodist Church today, Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. with Pastor James Taylor officiating.
The service will be followed by a memorial celebration in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church for the Madison Youth Ranch.

All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.