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Grace Yow Stevens

October 21, 1928 — July 14, 2023

Sanford

 

 

Grace Yow Stevens, 94, of Sanford passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 14, 2023.  Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM, Sunday July 23rd at Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford, NC.  Burial will follow at the Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.  

 

The family will receive friends starting at 2 PM, Sunday July 23rd, 2023, at Saint Luke United Methodist Church.  

 

Born on October 21, 1928, in Lee Co, daughter of the late Charlie Scott Yow and Alma Blakely Yow.  Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Ralph Stevens; sister, Ethel Badgett, and brother, Jake Paul Yow.

 

Survived by her daughter, Brenda Sadeghi (Farshid), son Ronald Stevens (Debbie); grandchildren, Nina Sadeghi, Sara Ellingwood (Marcus), Melanie Sadeghi, Mackenzie Laughridge (Tanner), Katie Hedden, and April Johnson (Jon); great grandchildren, Owen Charles Ellingwood, Lily Grace Laughridge, Riley Johnson and Kai Johnson and devoted brother-in-law, Jack Badgett.

 

Grace was a longtime member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, an active member in the Parker Sunday School Class, a member of Saint Luke Keenagers group and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She enjoyed studying family genealogy and spent years documenting our family heritage.  Grace was also passionate about collecting and preserving articles of historical information concerning Lee County, Moore County and Sanford.

She created a collection of photo albums of her family enjoying their activities and family gatherings. One of her favorite activities was lovingly admiring her photo albums and scrapbooks.

 

She enjoyed visiting and entertaining her children and grandchildren. She shared a love of animals with her husband Wilbur.   They had many pet dogs and cats.  Sam, her gray cat, was her constant companion for the last several years of her life.  Grace worked for the Department of Agriculture; in particular, she worked in the offices during sales in the tobacco markets until she retired in 1989. She will be remembered for her kindness and willingness to visit her family members and friends that were unwell and those that lived in the local nursing homes.   Grace always recognized the good in everyone she met.  She was a very caring lady and loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to all who knew her.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn,171 Glenwood Ave, #101, Raleigh, NC 27612; or to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, July 23, 2023

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

St Luke United Methodist Church

2916 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330

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Funeral Service

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

St Luke United Methodist Church

2916 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330

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Burial

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Center United Methodist Church

4141 S Plank Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

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