September 2, 1950 ~ December 16, 2011
Daniel Leon Stephens, Sr. Leon age 61 of Decatur, Georgia died on December 16, 2011 from complications associated with terminal lung cancer. He is preceded in death by his father Alec Harold Stephens, his mother Johnnie Faye Stephens Partain, his brother Wayne Stephens, and his sisters Sylvia Pilgrim and Melaine Cannon. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Cornelia Marie Boyd, his son Daniel Leon Stephens, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Richland, Washington and his daughter Dianna Marie Stephens and her finance Antonio Allen of Snellville, Georgia. He is also survived by his siblings Eleanor Blondie Mullinax, Diane Stephens, Kay French, Yvonne Bonnie Taguba, Robert Stephens, Karen Griffin, and Mitchell Stephens. In a life often filled with struggle, loss and suffering he found joy in the simple pleasures of family and friends. He often said that the best things in his life were being a husband and father. He will be remembered for his strength, humor and charity. In honoring Leon's wishes no services will be held and his cremated remains will be dispersed by the family. The family asks that those wishing to honor his life make charitable donations to an organization of their choice.