Cherie Stephens

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 17, 2014

Cherie Johnson Stephens, 52, of Leesville passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her residence in Leesville.
Cherie, the daughter of Amos Ferrell and Carol Jean Chisam Johnson, was born Oct. 1, 1961, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

She and her family moved to Leesville from Alaska when she was three years old.
Cherie graduated from Leesville High School in 1979. She worked as a housekeeper for a number of years. She loved to read (especially Stephen King
novels), writing poems and working crossword puzzles. She loved spending time with her family and friends and was crazy about her animals, Thibodeaux, Comeaux, Jericho Bailey, Kissie and Kitty Man.
She is survived by her husband of seven
years, David Stephens of Leesville; sons, Timothy Brent Kellam and Melisa Barrell of Leesville; Mark Anthony Kellam and Alicia of Anchorage, Alaska and James Williams Johnson and Charlene Johnson of Eagle River, Alaska; brother, Michael Johnson of
Gulf Shores, Alabama; and grandchildren, Kaylee Kellam, Kaycee Kellam, Beaux Yager Johnson and Evelyn Johnson.
Cherie was cremated per her wishes and there will be a Life Celebration held by her family at a later date.
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