Obituaries - May 28, 2009

Jonathan G. Stevens

Jonathan Glenn Stevens, of 831 Walden Landing Dr., Hampton, was born on Aug. 23, 1965 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell Thomas Stevens, Sr., and departed this life on Friday, May 22, 2009. He was a native of Norfolk, Va. Jonathan attended the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Maury High School in June 1984. While in high school, Jonathan was on the wrestling team, varsity football team, and the cross country track team. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp where he served for 13 years. While in the military, he served as an engineer equipment operator and recruiter. He also served in Operation Desert Storm. Jonathan was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corp in 1998. Jonathan became employed with the Clayton County Sheriff's Department, where he served for 11 years. While employed with the Sheriff's Department, he held the positions of corrections officer, mandate officer, field training officer and evidence custodial officer.

Jonathan leaves to cherish his memories two daughters, Courtney Deshawn Brown of Norfolk, Va., and Patience Jonevia Stevens of Hampton; a grandson, Jahmir Lynn Brown of Norfolk; four brothers, Russell Wayne Stevens of Hampton, Eric Douglas Stevens (Talitha) of Jonesboro, Russell Thomas Stevens (Holley) and Paul Nelson Stevens of Norfolk; five sisters, Colleen Elizabeth Speaight (Arthur), Tammer Marrie Williams (Willie) and Rosamae Olivia Rowe of Norfolk, and Cynthia Belvedere Stevens and Jeannetta Ovelia Stevens of Kinston, N.C.; two long-time best friends, Grant Kidd and Candy Griffin; a godson, Jonathan Kidd; 32 nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services honoring his life will be held Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m., at Divine Faith Ministries, 9800 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, with Donald E. Battle, pastor, and on Saturday, May 30, at 12 p.m., at Riddick Funeral Service, 1225 Norview Ave., Norfolk, with Elder Kevin M. Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. W.D. Lemon & Sons Funeral Home, 300 Griffin St., McDonough, (770) 957-4337.

Donald Swords

Donald Swords of Stockbridge passed away on May 25, 2009. Arrangements by Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow. (770) 961-2828.