Josephine Pond Stephenson

Josephine Pond Stephenson

Wakefield, VA
07.19.1936 - 10.31.2017

Josephine Pond Stephenson of Wakefield passed away peacefully October 31, 2017 at her home. Born July 19, 1936 in Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Judson Pond and Ella Mae Rollings Pond. Josephine worked as a bookkeeper for Southern States in Wakefield and Cowling Brothers in Waverly. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Chapple Stephenson, Sr.; her brothers, Hudson Pond, Judson Pond, Homer “Jack” Pond and Harold “Jill” Pond and her sister, Elizabeth Goodrich.

 Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Marvin Chapple Stephenson, Jr., William Reeves Stephenson, and James Andrew Stephenson (Wanda); granddaughter, Brittany Stephenson (Michael); and great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Josilyn Kessinger.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Wakefield Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Riggs officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890, or to the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department, 155 Fleetwood Ave. Wakefield, VA 23888. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at

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Wakefield Cemetery
205 West Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


So sorry to hear about Josephine's death. She had asked me to do her funeral; since I can't so glad that Rev. Glenn Riggs can. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rev. Jim Kerr, Colorado Springs, Co

To the family of Josephine goes my deepest sympathy and prayers. She was a lot of fun in our younger years We are cousins and I am trying to determine on what kin we are. My Dad and Miss Ella were 1st or 2nd cousins, I believe. I am sorry I can not be there but I will be thinking of you Sunday. God bless.

Jean Rollings Holland

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and strength during this sorrowful time.

Susan & Tommy Traylor

So sorry to hear of Josephine's passing away. Gene and I would always try to sit with her and Kitty when we went to the Senior Luncheon at the Baptist Church in Wakefield. She will be missed.

May Sue and Gene Glasco

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