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Lenore “Lee” Blake Stevenson, 93, of Lady’s Island, South Carolina, died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at NHC-Bluffton.

Mrs. Stevenson was born on February 19, 1926 in Muskogee, Oklahoma and was the daughter of the late Walter J. Blake and Claire Finnigan Blake. Mrs. Stevenson was a 1947 graduate of Coker College. She was a former teacher at Beaufort Elementary School. Mrs. Stevenson was associated with the Beaufort Literacy Program in their tutoring program and read on the radio for the South Carolina association for the Blind. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Carroll Stevenson, her daughter Mary Claire Naulder, her son Carl Frederick (Rick), her grandson Christian McDonald, her granddaughters Siobhan and Emily McDonald, and her great-granddaughter Teagan McDonald
Mrs. Stevenson is survived by a son Michael Blake Stevenson of Beaufort, South Carolina; a daughter Laura Stevenson McDonald of North Pole, Alaska; grandchildren Jessica Sauls, Austin Somerton,  Lauren Horry and Devin McDonald; great-grandchildren Gage Rountree, Michael Bashlor, Daniel Boyn, Jackson Horry, Ben Horry, Sophie Somerton, Liam Somerton, and Tristan Gilbert.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:30 Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019, at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive with a prayer service at 3:30 Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Copeland Funeral Service.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 10 o’clock Monday, April 8, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial will be held 1 o’clock Monday afternoon at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.

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  1. Cora Lee Ingleright Shoemaker says:

    Lee Stevenson – what can be said that already hasn’t been said about this wonderful Lady. The Stevensons were my next door neighbor growing up. Her oldest daughter, Mary Claire, and I played each day, spoke on the phone and during the summer we usually attended Mass everyday with Miss Lee. She would take us to the pool to swim, to school, to anywhere we wanted to go. As I became an adult I would see her every few months; and she always took time to get “caught up” with me and allowed me to get “caught up” with her and the family. Blake and Laurie, my heart is with you at this time. And my prayers are with Lee; as she would have it no other way. Bless All of You!

  2. Laurie Wilcox Slade says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I pray that you all find peace knowing she is beyond pain. I will continue to pray for her, and for y’all. I remember how much my momma loved yours. I can just picture Aunt Doris, your Mom, and mine sitting around getting “caught up”. Sending you hugs.

  3. Barbara Stanley says:

    Laura & Blake, so sorry for this loss. Your mom is now “Safely HOme”. She was always so kind and helpful. She especially helped me gather history of St.Peter’s Catholic Church, and Beaufort. I appreciated one day when she went with me to St.Lawrence Cemetery to visit graves associated with St.Peter’s. May she rest in glory in God’s eternal light & love.

  4. Sr. Veronica Mendez, RCD says:

    To Lee’s loved ones: our prayers are with you and with her. My memories of Beaufort are very special to me. I confess that, in my mind, Blake and Laurie are still little children! Lee is a very special part of those memories. She shared in our catechetical ministry, attended all kinds of meetings & workshops with us. She was southern hospitality incarnate opening her home to me and 28 others who drove down from the lower east side NYC to Disney World, FL. I will miss her – I was already missing her newsy Christmas letters – but I celebrate the resurrection she so deeply believed in. May she pray for us as we pray for her.

  5. Charlene Whittaker says:

    Blake I’am so sorry for your loss prayers of comfort

  6. Shelly "Chocolate Angel" Tensley says:

    Mommi, Muffy, sometimes My Lee is what I called you! You may not could call my name, but that smile when I entered the room said it all. What AMAZING strength you displayed even until the end. The songs, daily devotions, courtyard sunshine, and Bingo hour are memories I will treasure for life. Thank you for allowing me to love on you for 3 years!! I’m so blessed to have known you! Enjoy your wings Blake, Laurie, Jessica, lauren, & Austin thank you for sharing her with me praying your strength

    Forever in my heart
    Your Forever Chocolate Angel

  7. Patty Nye says:

    Blake and Laurie, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. The friendship between our two families goes all the back to the 50’s. Your parents befriended my parents when my Dad was at Parris Island and remained lifelong friends. I have so many wonderful memories of great times at your house on the river in Beaufort, especially crabbing and swimming off your dock. I can clearly remember our Mom’s taking long walks on the beach out at Fripp. Probably laughing at their children. Your Mother was much loved and will be greatly missed.

  8. Sandra Tester says:

    Sorry for your loss, continued prayers for peace and comfort for all!

  9. Kathy (Shinn) and Charles Holley says:

    What a truly lovely woman! Our families shared many laughs over the years. Your mom took time to remind me of those memories when she sent some photos several years ago of my mom and dad. As I shared with Kim D. the other day, I continued to call her Mrs. Stevenson out of respect, but she would let me know that it was okay to call her Lee. However, she completely understood that it was out of respect, something instilled in all of us by our parents. I’m certain she’s already moving mountains restfully with our Lord! Love and hugs Blake and Laurie!

  10. Kennyann Wilson says:

    Missed my adoration partner of 25yrs. or more & the letters you would give me from Farther Youst. You were always so kind & supportive! Know that you are truly enjoying your rightful place in heaven. Love, Kennyann

  11. Sherry says:

    Blake, one jus can’t explain this. As we were going back in time last time we spoke. You mentioned just going by to visit your mother.

    I’m sorry for your loss of your mother
    May she Rest In Peace


  12. Laura McDonald says:

    Love and miss you Mom

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