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Henderson Baptist Church
Thursday February 24th, 2022

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The Kennedy Mortuary
Wednesday February 23rd, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Judy T. Stevenson


Judy T. Stevenson


Hickory Tavern


Judy T. Stevenson, 78, of 18684 Hwy 101 South, and wife of the late Thomas Marion Stevenson, passed away on Saturday February 19, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.


Born in Laurens she was the daughter of the late Grover Hampton Tumblin, Sr., and Necy Pearl Brown Tumblin. She was a faithful member of Henderson Baptist Church where she had served on the hospitality committee and nursery coordinator. She served the Hickory Tavern Community as Assistant Fire Chief and was a graduate of the first all female Firefighter Class with the South Carolina Fire Academy. Judy retired from Laurens District 55, Hickory Tavern School where she was a custodian and worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of Woodmen of the World Chapter 206. 


Surviving are her children, Tom Stevenson of the home and Cindy Stevenson Roper, husband Lance of Hickory Tavern and Vicki Ann Tumblin of Hickory Tavern; grandchildren, Blake and Bella Roper of Hickory Tavern; a brother, Grover Hampton Tumblin, Jr. and wife Sandra of Laurens; her special cousins, Ruth Daughtry and Nell Jean Swanson, special friends, Francis Brock, and Pearl Gilbert; her Aunt Dot Coker and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 


In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, James Earl Tumblin and baby sister.


Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM, on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Henderson Baptist Church conducted by Rev. James K. Hamilton and Rev. Brian Atkinson with burial to follow in the church cemetery with firefighter honors.


The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00PM.


Memorials may be made to Henderson Baptist Church, 207 Henderson Church Road, Gray Court, SC 29645 or to Hickory Tavern Fire Department, Fireman’s Fund, 73 Hickory Heights Drive, Gray Court, SC 29645.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.





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A candle was lit in memory of Judy Stevenson

Paul Torres Mar 4 2022 1:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Stevenson

Myrna Quinton Feb 24 2022 10:02 AM

Dear Stevenson family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious mother. Her kindness and sweet smile made everyone love her. Those things she also passed to you! I will keep you in my prayers that your heart will find comfort knowing that she gave you those beautiful gifts! God bless and keep you all!

Paula Moss Feb 23 2022 9:01 PM

Tom, Cindy & Family,
My Thoughts and Prayers Are With You Through This Very Difficult Time! May God Grant You Strength And Comfort In The Days Ahead! May God Grant You The Peace That Passeth All Understanding!
With All My Love And Sincere Sympathy!
Love, Rhonda M. Hesson

Rhonda M. Hesson Feb 23 2022 5:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Stevenson

Rhonda M. Hesson Feb 23 2022 5:43 PM

Cindy my heart hurts for you and the family. But the Good Lord may put on a few pounds now that Judy is running the cafeteria.. Love you

Tim Roper Feb 23 2022 1:07 PM

Tom, Cindy and family, I cannot imagine the pain and void you feel right now. She was such a special lady and I'm going to miss that sweet smile at church every Sunday. She is with God now and reunited with Thomas , Earl and her parents. I can only imagine the reunion they are having. It is so special that you have sweet memories with her. God was ready to call her home where's there's no more pain and suffering., and I pray you will find peace in knowing that. Love and prayers in the difficult days to come May God wrap his loving arms around each of you. We love you all.
Lee , Sherri, Ty and Matti Cantrell ❤️

Lee, Sherri,Ty and Matti Cantrell Feb 23 2022 1:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Stevenson

Lee, Sherri , Ty and Matti Cantrell Feb 23 2022 1:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Stevenson

Nancy Mobley Feb 22 2022 6:41 PM

Please accept our sincere condolences in your loss of Judy. Judy was my cousin, a dear friend and an angel to the community in all her endeavors. She will be sorely missed by all. She and Earl are together again, may God bless their souls. We hope your days ahead will be much brighter. And may God bless all of you and protect and comfort you. James Earle Tumblin Jr. and Judy of Hickory Tavern, BMP Rd Laurens SC.

James E Tumblin, Jr Feb 22 2022 3:59 PM

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