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Emma Jane Stephenson, age 82, passed away peacefully at her home in Jasper’s Curtis community Friday morning, July 31, 2020.

She is survived by daughters Kathryn Adcock and son-in-law Rusty, Sarah Mansour and son-in-law Jimmy, Amy Koellner and son-in-law Mark, along with grandchildren Gabriela Perdichizzi, Isabella Perdichizzi, Sophia Perdichizzi, Madison Mansour, Michael Mansour, Ethan Koellner, Jonathan Koellner, Lucas Wayne Koellner, and Hope Koellner, her sisters Mary Kathryn Woods (and husband Ronnie) and Liz Simpson (and husband Bill), along with beloved nieces, nephews, and a host of other family.

She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church most of her life and served alongside her husband in many capacities as a volunteer and helper.

Emma was an accomplished Realtor and held multiple offices and served on countless Jasper Area Board of Realtors’ committees. After her retirement from Wayne Stephenson Realtors (a business she founded with her husband), she moved to Austin to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren.

She was loved by all who knew her and was known for her sweet spirit, selfless attitude, and her love for the Lord and her family (especially the grandchildren!)

She was preceded in death by Wayne Stephenson, her husband of 62 years, and her mother, Jessie Sybil Byerly Sims and father, Almon Elmer Sims.

Public visitation will be held at Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home on Saturday, August 1st from 5:00-7:00pm, with a private family graveside service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church, Jasper, TX or Christian Broadcasting Network.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.

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