Born April 13 2010 and died June 8; only 3 years old, Ellie Stephenson passed at her home in Orange, surrounded by those who loved her. In her short life she has touch all of those that were lucky enough to have met her and knew her fight with cancer.

Ellie’s family wishes to thank all of those who prayed for her and her family. Without the help, kindness and generosity of friends, family and people who didn’t even know her, Ellie’s battle would have been much harder. So we thank you. Her smile and ability to whistle charmed all. With eyes so blue they were lit from within.Ellie will grievously be missed by her devoted and loving parents Jacob and Tisha Stephenson; big sister, Ava Gayle Stephenson; grandparents, John and Elaine Hanner,  Omie (aka) Susan Hart, Anita Williams, Lonnie and Norma Stephenson, Joseph W. Stephens; aunt Ke Ke Kristin Stephenson, and Uncle Joe Stephenson; along with numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ellie is preceded in death by her aunt Mae Mae Misty Stephens; uncle Joseph W. Stephens III; grandma Sandra Gail Stephens, and grandfather Raleigh Frank Williams.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 12, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial will follow at Dorman Cemetery in Orange. A visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.