Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Funeral services celebrating the life of Viva Sue Stephens, 89, will be
held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Hornbeck. Rev. Kenneth Baggs and Rev. Buddy Airhart will be officiating. Interment will follow in Prewitt’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. until
the time of service Wednesday.
Sue passed away at her home in Hornbeck after a courageous battle with cancer. Sue was born on Feb. 16, 1922, in Guntersville, Ala., to Andrew Mack and Myra Jane Sims.
She was an awesome wife and
mother and the best Granny ever. She had a great love for her God, church, family and friends, and most of all her sweetheart of 63 years, Edd.
Sue was an avid gardener and loved her house plants. She was a retired seamstress from Kemah,
Texas, where she designed and assembled her own patterns of sails for racing sailboats all over the world. She designed and quilted several quilts over the years for her family and friends that we will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
After her retirement she helped take care of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren with love and care.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Stephens, her parents and three sisters, Thelma,
Lorene and Billie.
She is survived by three daughters, Martha Evans, Yvonne White, and Robbie Browning and husband James of Hornbeck; two sons, Chuck Stephens and wife Rouxanne of Gautier, Miss., and Flash (Mike) Stephens and wife Juanda
of Anacoco; her grandchildren, Marshall Evans of Grove Oak, Ala., Brian Evans of Fayetteville, N.C., Rob Gierman of Katy, Texas, Michelle Fisher of New Castle, Okla., Melonie Stephens of Gautier, Miss., and Jackie Clark, Susie Mitchell, Jamie
Stringer, Jody Browning, and Matt Stephens, all of Hornbeck, and a host of family and friends.
We would like to say “thank you” to everyone for all your prayers and words of comfort. God Bless.
Services are under the direction
of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Stephens family at