Willie Mae Stephens, 92, of Glastonbury, beloved wife of the late Perry Stephens, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 31, 2010 with her daughter at her side. Willie Mae was born in Lakeland, GA on September 4, 1918, daughter of the late Miley Cook and Leona Browning Smith. She had been a lifelong resident of Lawrenceville, GA until moving to Glastonbury in 2009. Willie Mae was employed for over 17 years as a machine operator for the Owens Illinois Glass Company in Hapeville, GA and later was a well known pioneer and sales lady of AVON products. She enjoyed fresh water fishing and was an avid ten pin bowler. She bowled well into her eighties and traveled cross country many time to participate in amateur bowling tournaments. Willie Mae is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Elaine Stephens of Travelers Rest, SC and Perry Stephens, Jr. and Carol Stephens of Cape Coral, FL; her four daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret Martin of Greenville, SC, Vicki McCourt of Nashville, TN, Andrea Mallory of Lawrenceville, GA and Lee and Bruce Layton of Glastonbury with whom she made her home. She also leaves 19 grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Wages and Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 PM, Friday, January 7, at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550.

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  1. Mom, I will sure miss you and love you. I will meet you in Georgia to say goodbye. We bowled a game in your honor last evening and as soon as the ground unfreezes we will catch a fish in your honor. Love Lee

  2. I will never forget your smile. You will be so deeply missed. I am so glad we were able to help you in Georgia. All our caregivers loved u and we loved U at Senior Helpers. Prayers go out to all the family.

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