Ella Rita Courtney Stephens

Ella Rita Courtney Stephens

August 3, 1928 — June 30, 2014
Services for Ella Rita Courtney Stephens, 85, a native of Berwick and a longtime resident of Natchez, who passed away at her home Monday, June 30, 2014, with her family by her side, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nance Hixon officiating.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at the church.
Burial services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Morgan City Cemetery with the Rev. Steven Kelly officiating under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Ella Rita was a faithful and active member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stephen J. Stephens; her father, Joseph Courtney; her mother, Agnes Brown Courtney; one sister, Stella Courtney Clements; and one brother, Burney J. Courtney.
She is survived by one son, Michael Courtney Stephens and wife, Margaret Storey Stephens; one granddaughter, Misty Stephens Swartz and husband, Craig; one grandson, Jason Michael Stephens; two great-grandchildren, Kalie Stephens and Jaydon Swartz; one brother, Irving Courtney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to lairdfh.com.

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