Charles Stephens

Obituary of Charles E. Stephens

Charles E. Stephens, age 66, of Waldo, AR, passed from this world on Friday, June 12, 2020. Born August 27, 1953, he was the son of the late Theodore and the late Emma Curry Stephens. After graduating high school, Charles attended North Illinois University for a time. He worked as a forklift operator at Georgia Pacific before returning home to Arkansas. Charles was a man of faith and worshipped under the leadership of Pastor Maxwell of Spirit Led Ministries and Pastor Biddle of New Generation in Christ Ministries, before returning to his roots and Pastor Ross at Homes Near Missionary Baptist Church. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Francine Baber Stephens, his parents, five brothers: William Kelly Stephens, Benjamin Stephens, Theodore Stephens, Charlie Stephens, and Rodney Stephens; and (2) Sisters, Mary Armstrong, and Doris Beasley. He leaves cherished memories with his son: Charles Stephens, one brother: Courtney Stephens of Waldo, and one sister: Delma Metcalf of Hazen, AR. Online guestbook available at As a family, we, the family of Charles Stephens, are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Charles and have decided to honor him by having a funeral fundraiser, in lieu of flowers, food or charitable donations. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance. In order to donate, please click below on the ‘donate now’ button. All donations are directly deposited to the funeral home for complete transparency & security. While donating you will be able to write a message, offer your condolences as well as choose to have your name or contribution amount remain anonymous. If you are unable to donate then we ask that you please click on the ‘share this fundraiser’ button located under the ‘donate now’ button. The success of the fundraiser depends on how well it is shared to all social media platforms, email and text. Warmest regards and Greatly appreciated, The Charles Stephens Family.
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