Mrs.Shirley T. DuBois Stephens was born on April 17, 1937 in Walterboro, SC to the late Bellinger "Boss" DuBois and Lillie Brown DuBois. She peacefully took the hand of her angels as she quietly transitioned from this earthly shore on Friday August 26, 2022 at her home in Ruffin, SC.
Educated in the public schools of Colleton County, Shirley graduated from Ruffin High School in 1953.
She was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Willie Stephens, Jr, and to this union three children were born.
At an early age, she became a member of Mt.Zion Baptist Church. Later, the family moved to New York for better opportunities. Once in New York, Mother Stephens joined Pillar of Truth in Brooklyn, NY under the leadership of Rosa L. Vick.
She retired as Clerk of Court from the Supreme Court of Brooklyn, NY. The family relocated back to South Carolina where Mother Stephens would become a CNA and begin working with the Colleton County Board of Disabilities until her retirement. She became a member of the Praise Tabernacle under the leadership of Bishop Howard Broughton for many years. Later on, Pillar of Truth extended a second church in Ruffin, SC , where she rejoined and accepted the position of "Mother Stephens."
Mother Stephens was a loving, caring, and motherly person who enjoyed fishing from sunup to sun down. She also enjoyed cruising and shopping.
Preceding her in death along with her parents are two brothers , Thomas J. and Booker T. DuBois, and two sisters, Mary L. Jones and Betty J. DuBois.
Left to cherish her memories are four children,Tony M. Stephens (Tanya) of Walterboro, SC; Glenda Stephens of Summerville, SC; Pandora Lambert of Walterboro, SC; and Frank W. Stephens of Ruffin, SC; one sister-in-law, Mary Jo DuBois ( Booker T.) of Walterboro, SC; grandchildren, Antwan (Jennifer), Pasqua ( Leandre), Tony Jr., Starlette, April ( Sims), Mckiver , Demetris, Zakia , bonus grandchildren, Tahlil, Vanessa, and Tamir, along with a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.