Willie (Sonny) Floyd Stephenson Sr. was born October 14, 1941 in Bruce, Mississippi, to LC and Lea Stephenson. Willie accepted Christ in his life at an early age.
Willie and his family moved to Chicago Heights, IL early in his life. Willie was united in holy matrimony to Florine (Bridges) Stephenson, December 25, 1966, and added six children to their blessed union.
Willie led a wonderful life, doing the things that he loved such as boxing as well as a being a group member of The Mighty Marvelows.
Willie F. Stephenson Sr. shed his earthly body to join hands with Christ on July 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son: Charles Elree Stephenson; parents: LC and Lea Stephenson; sister: Pearl Stephenson; brothers: Jude, Jimmy, Joe, and Tommy Stephenson; one grandson: Deangelo Neal and one great-granddaughter: Cierra B. Lawson.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife: Florine Stephenson; four sons: Victor (Jennifer) Bridges, Willie F. Stephenson Jr. (TX), O.T. DaShomi Stephenson (MN), D'Andra (Tanisha) Stephenson (IL); one daughter: Tritonya (Ronald) Murray (TX); one brother: Charles Stephenson (WI); 17 grandchildren: Toya, Shawn, Lamar, Daniel, Devic, Demitri, Bianca, Reginald, Jordane', D'Andra Jr., Tori, Davian, Ronald Jr., and Hannah; and one great-great grandson: Decarion; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.