Mr. Temus (Tremus) Stephens, 82, passed on Friday night, December 14, 2018, at his home surrounded by his devoted wife, children, and other family members. The Lord sustained him through a courageous six-year battle with ALS.
Mr. Stephens was born on December 22, 1935, in Lumberton, NC, to the late John Atlas Stephens, Sr. and Ruthel Taylor Stephens. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Tyrus; and three other brothers, Memphis, Dwight, and Dwaxton; a nephew who was reared as a brother, Tyrone Crocket; and his son, Scott A. Stephens, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Delois Brown Stephens; a son, Bryant K. Stephens (Evelyn); daughter, Mona Lisa Stephens Nevels (Darrell) of Ludowici, GA; nephew, Mark C. Jones, who he raised as a son; and a grandson, Scott A. Stephens, Jr. (Aguedy), who was also raised as a son. Other survivors, three brothers, Kemphus (Betty) of Milwaukee, WI; John Atlas (Endreana) and Tyro T. (Minnie) all of Winston-Salem. Three sisters-in-law, Doris B. Jones, who he loved as a sister; Wanda Hunter Stephens; and Marilyn Stephens of Milwaukee, WI; one Aunt, Gussie Dennis of Charlotte, NC; a niece, Teresa Brown (Chauncey), who he loved as a “little sister”; and many nieces, nephews, and the extended Taylor and Stephens’ families. Temus’ ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his biggest pride and joy.
Mr. Stephens was a graduate of Carver High School, a retiree of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Reynolds Park Golf Course. He was an avid golfer and had many trophies to show his accomplishments. He was a builder and a mechanic who was always willing to lend a hand in repairing something for a friend.
Temus was a Gold Star member at Ishi Pentecostal Temple and served as a Deacon. Before his health failed, he was always in church praising and serving the Lord.
His service will be held at St. Matthew Apostolic Church, 3640 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 27105, Thursday, December 20, 2018. Family visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Service will begin at 12:00 noon. The service will be officiated by Pastor Eunice Woods Cohee and the Eulogy will be conducted by Bishop Patrick L. Usher, Sr., Pastor of Ishi Pentecostal Temple. Interment will be in Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery.