VERA TILLSON STEPHENS, MAGEE, MS

Vera Tillson Stephens, 98, of Magee passed away Friday, October 5, 2012, at Lakeview Place in Magee.   Born in Smith County, on March 21, 1914, a daughter of the late Ada (McAlpin) and Samuel Joshua Tillson,  she married Henry D. Stephens of Magee, who preceded her in death.  She is survived by: two daughters, June Berry and Bobbie Pasco, both of Magee; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Jo Anna Stubbs and Mary Maud Craft; and many nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by: two sons, Joe T. Stephens and Billy Henry Stephens; grandsons, Ricky Joe Stephens (whom she raised) and Patrick Pasco, Jr.; and a sister, Ella Wayne Anderson.  Mrs. Stephens attended First Baptist Church in Magee for many years.  She and her husband owned and operated the Jitney Jungle and Leader Department Store in Magee for thirty years. Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.  Visitation will be Monday, October 8, 2012, from 10 am until  2 pm.  Religious services will be held Monday, October 8, 2012, at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel in Magee at 2:00 pm with Rev. Buddy Keys officiating.  Interment will be in the Magee City Cemetery.