Phyllis Davis Stephenson


Phyllis Davis Stephenson, 60, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at home in the loving presence of her family.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and her favorite activities were decorating for the holidays, and enjoying her pool and her garden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Eugene Stephenson Sr.

She is survived by her daughter, Christy Watson (Christopher) of Ocoee; seven grandchildren, Tyler Scoggins, Austin Watson (Lauren), Trevor Watson, Isaiah Watson (Ginger), Trey Watson, Maddie Watson and Trenton Watson; one great-grandchild, Alethea Watson; and two siblings, Betty Blackwell (Charles), and Ronnie Davis, both of Cleveland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Her Life will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Bevan officiating.

Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Michael Belcher and her grandchildren serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stephenson family guestbook at



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