Our beloved mother, Jo Ann Stephenson, 89, passed away on April 12, 2023, following a short illness.
She is resting at peace with her husband and son, Gilbert T. Stephenson and Garry L. Stephenson; as well as her parents, Otis G. Self, Sr. and Bessie M. Self; brothers, O.G. Self, Jr. and James O. Self; brother-in-law, James Randall; mother-in-law, Stella Stephenson; and father-in-law, Arthur Stephenson,
Jo Ann is survived by her daughter, Karlotta Brown and son-in-law, Wes Brown, Sr.; her grandson, Wesley Brown, II; her sister, Peggy L. Self; and her much loved sisters-in-law, Bettye Self, Bobbie Self and Ruby Randall; as well s several nieces and nephews who were like her children; several cousins and her fur baby, Lula; along with many close friends.
Jo Ann spent much of her life investing in her family and supporting and encouraging them to reach for their dreams. We were all blessed by her support and unconditional love.
The family would like to thank Jo Ann’s care team with Gentiva Hospice, Kelly, Tara, Donna, Kelly, Jane and Sue, for the wonderful care and love that they gave our mother and family during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home at https://www.alabamachild.org/give or to Isaiah 117 House of Bradley-Polk, P. O. Box 3117, Cleveland, TN 37320-3117.
Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.