Leonard Clifton "Baby Ray" Stevenson, Sr. FLORENCE - Funeral Service for Mr. Leonard "Baby Ray" Stevenson, Sr. will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Ideal Funeral Parlor Chapel. He died on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at McLeod Hospice House after an illness. Leonard was born April 23, 1937 in Florence, SC to Off "Buddy" Stevenson and Lena Baker Stevenson. He attended the public schools of Florence, SC and served in the U. S. Army. He was formerly employed with General Motors in Terry Town, New York, from which he retired. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Isla S. Thomas, a brother, James Fletcher "Sonny" Stevenson, and a daughter-in-law, Lessie G. Stevenson. Survivors are: his wife, Mary L. Stevenson; child-ren, Patricia (Tyrone) Washington, Valerie (Jerome) Henicks, Leonard C. (Lennie) Stevenson, Jr.; one grandson of the home, Jamal M. Stevenson; two other grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Janice S. Hawkins; two brothers-in law; two sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family is receiving friends at the home, 205 S. McCurdy Road, Florence. Memorial and Condolence messages may be mailed to Ideal Funeral Parlor, 106 E. Darlington Street, Florence, SC 29506 or visit our website at www.idealfuneral.com
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This obituary was originally published in the Morning News (Florence, SC).