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Phyllis Bowen Stephenson


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Phyllis Bowen Stephenson

October 13,1928 - January 8, 2019

Black Mountain

Phyllis Bowen Stephenson "Sugar" passed away at the home of daughter Geni Stephenson. Phyllis was born to Phyllis Bowen Riley and William Spence Riley. She grew up in Raleigh with older brother William Riley, Jr. and graduated from Broughton High School. Phyllis was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority at Duke University where she graduated with a degree in art education.

She married West Point graduate Gil Stephenson (Col. US Army, retired) at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh. During military assignments across America and overseas, she lived a life of service to her family and to her adopted communities. Retired in Georgia, she was active in her church choir and shared her love of horses in a public school program for handicapped children, for which she received a state award.

Phyllis is survived by husband Gil, children Scott, Russ, Geni and Dana, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Contact: [email protected]
Published in The News & Observer on Jan. 13, 2019
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