A private memorial service will be held for Donna Jean Stephenson, 71, of Bridgeport, Texas. Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Texas is handling arrangements. Donna went to her eternal resting place on December 3, 2022, in Decatur, Texas.
Donna was born August 13, 1951, to Billy and Freda (Tillson) Kirkland in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a retiree and a longtime member of U Turn For Christ. Donna was also renowned for her love of anything that had to do with monkeys and her grand-pup, Bear Bear. Her favorite pastimes included watching football, bird watching, praying and, most of all, being a grandmother.
Survivors include her mother Freda Kirkland of Boyd, Texas; son James Bean, Jr. of Graham, Texas; daughters Misty Stephenson and boyfriend Jonathan Wight of Bridgeport, Texas, Debra Murray of Lake Worth, Texas; brothers David Kirkland and wife, Patricia, Danny Kirkland and wife, Paulette, and Darryl Kirkland; sisters Debby Kirkland of Fort Worth and Diana Wilkenson of Boyd, Texas; grandchildren Cody Stephenson and wife, Kimberley of Seattle, Washington, Dylan Stephenson of Seattle, Washington, Jaden Tipler of Bridgeport, Texas, Casey Murray of Denton, Texas, Samantha and James Bean of Electra, Texas; four great-grandchildren Laelani, Brysen, Jasper, and Shawn Tipler; and a host of friends and family.
Donna is preceded in death by her father, Billy Kirkland, and husband Lanny Ray Stephenson.