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Stephen Tedford, 66, transitioned on Sunday, February 27, 2022.
Stephen Tedford was born December 1, 1955 to the late Henry and Margaret Tedford who has both gone to be with the Lord. Through out his youth he worked odd jobs and attended school to help out around the home. He attended Water Valley High School before leaving to complete Job Corps which provided job training and education programs.
In 1974, he united in Holy Matrimony with Lillie Brown were the two became one flesh as husband and wife. A marriage unbreakable with a lifelong union. To this union children and grandchildren were born building a foundation were the children are taught the spiritual value, to have the courage, and plant seeds.
Throughout his career he gained many skills that led to his role as an Operations Manager with Anheuser-Busch before retiring.
His Christian experience began at an early age when he joined Everdale Missionary Baptist Church. He relocated to Indianapolis, IN where he attended other ministries before becoming a Deacon at Greater Total Praise. In his role the greatest function was a servant. No matter how, his service as a ministering deacon was rewarding and honorable calling in the church.
He was preceded in death by daughters Sharrita Tedford and Kendra Weathers; sister Patricia Tedford and brother Tommie “Tony” Tedford.
He leaves to cherish his memories to his loving and devoted family; wife Lillie Tedford; daughters Deshanna Thomas (Michael Thomas Sr) of Jacksonville, FL and Tamara Harlan (James Harlan Jr) of Indianapolis, IN; Son Kevin Tedford Sr. (De’Borah Tedford) of Water Valley Mississippi; grandchildren Aerial Siplin (Michael Siplin Jr), Anastasia Tolliver, William Tedford (Tyra Markey) Gamron Tedford, Daekwon Tedford (Tiara Wheeler), Thomas Kendall, Ka’lynn Tedford, Kendrell Weathers, Kevin Tedford Jr., Kendarius Weathers, X’zayvion Brier, Kylie Tedford. As families came together and grew he gained more grand and great grandchildren Michael Thomas Jr. (Courtney Thomas), Phillip Thomas, Ashley Thomas, Ashton Thomas, Joniyah Benson, Jonathan Malone, Jr, and Daelyn Burnett, Michael III, Cash, Amaya, Nevaya. Siblings Rickey Tedford (Linda Faye Tedford) of Water Valley, MS and Diane Jefferson (Johnny Jefferson) of Memphis, TN. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Viewing will be Saturday, March 19, 2022, 12:00 Noon until Service at 2:00 p.m., at Everdale M.B. Church, Water Valley, MS
Burial will be at Bayson Chapel M.B. Church Cemetery, Water Valley, MS
Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley, MS, is in charge of arrangements.
March 19, 2022
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Everdale M.B. Church
599 Wise Street
Water Valley, MS 38965